Nick Saban Did Not Vote For Alabama To Be #1, Instead He Voted For...Clemson
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The College Football Rankings Week 15 came out on Sunday and again Alabama was #1 heading into the College Football Playoff. However, it's been revealed that Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban didn't vote for his team. Per

With the final coaches poll comes a bonus. The ballot of each voter is published and Nick Saban’s has an interesting order.

The Alabama coach voted Clemson No. 1 and his Crimson Tide No. 2, according to the USA Today database of the ballots. Notre Dame was No. 3 and Oklahoma, the Orange Bowl opponent, No. 4.

Alabama was No. 1 in the final poll and received all but two first-place votes.
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Didn't he say UGA was top 4?
Reply3 months
This poll doesn’t impact the playoff though does it?
Reply3 months
No, it has no bearing whatsoever
3 months
Mind games.
Reply3 months
RA’d for hanging title
Reply3 months
Would have been amazing if he voted for UCF
Reply3 months
Funny that he didn’t have that kind of “integrity” when voting for OSU in 2011.
Reply3 months
If osu had not lost to Iowa state he probably would have.
3 months
It's not integrity, he thinks ND is an easier opponent than OU haha
3 months
There was no objective reason to place Stanford at 3 and OSU at 4.
3 months
Nick voting like 95% of the sane people would vote.
Reply3 months
He wanted to play Notre Dame
Reply3 months
He didn't want to play Oklahoma
2 months
Just another motivational tactic. Nothing to see here
Reply3 months
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