Alabama getting the nod over Ohio State isn't bad, and considering the Tide's relatively easy schedule, for the SEC, Nick Saban's club should be in a great spot to hover around the national title debate all season long. Of course, getting by No. 7 ranked Virginia Tech to start the season will be Job One, and with the high preseason ranking, the Hokies can rocket into BCS Championship discussion with a win in the season opener. Frank Beamer's club is in position to do big things.
Breaking Down the First Coaches' poll