Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts will want to take the next step with the Crimson Tide in 2017. (Photo: Getty Images)

Forget backpacks and notebooks, millions of fans are looking forward to school to start for college football season at the end of this month. 

 

On Thursday, we got a first look at the landscape of the FBS as the Coaches Poll released their first rankings of the season. 

 

Last year's runner up Alabama tops the list while the defending national champions Clemson are a few spots lower:

 

2017 FBS Preseason Coaches Poll

 

1. Alabama

 

2. Ohio State

3. Florida State

4. USC

5. Clemson

6. Penn State

7. Washington

8. Oklahoma

9. Michigan

10. Wisconsin

11. Oklahoma State

12. LSU

13. Auburn

14. Stanford

15. Georgia

16. Florida

17. Louisville

18. Miami (FL)

19. Kansas State

20. West Virginia

21. South Florida

22. Virginia Tech

23. Texas

24. Tennessee

25. Utah