2021 college football preseason composite power poll: Alabama is consensus No. 1

 Chris Lee   in Football

Will Anderson Jr. photo courtesy of Alabama athletics.

We've assembled composite preseason power rankings for the 2021 college football season based on what major media outlets and rating systems have released so far. The ratings are an average of seven preseason top 130s: Athlon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, ESPN's FPI, SP+, Pro Football Focus and College Football News

Here's the average of the seven ratings, with the high, low listed afterwards and a standard deviation.

1. Alabama: consensus 1 (SD: 0)

2. Clemson: high 2/low 3 (0)

3. Oklahoma 2/5 (1)

4. Ohio St. 3/6 (1)

5. Georgia: 4/6 (1)

6. Texas A&M  5/13 (3)

7. Iowa St. 6/21 (5)

8. Oregon 5/13 (3)

9. North Carolina 9/14 (2)

10. Florida 7/24 (5)

11. Wisconsin 9/17 (3)

12. Notre Dame 8/25 (6)

13. LSU 7/26 (7)

14. Miami 8/26 (6)

15. Penn State 8/21 (5)

16. Cincinnati 8/25 (7)

17. USC 11/22 (4)

18. Iowa 9/23 (5)

19. Texas 7/24 (6)

20. Washington 11/29 (7)

21. Arizona St. 15/33 (7)

22. Auburn 15/29 (7)

23. Utah: 15/30 (6)

24. Oklahoma St. 15/31 (6)

25. Indiana 19/31 (4)

26. TCU 16/33 (6)

27. Ole Miss 20/40 (6)

28. Michigan 23/40 (6)

29. UCF 30/45 (5)

30. Virginia Tech 26/44 (7)

31. Pitt 30/53 (10)

32. North Carolina St. 28/45 (6)

33. West Virginia 33/48 (6)

34. UCLA 21/71 (18)

35. Minnesota 31/55 (8)

36. Louisiana 22/79 (21)

37. Mississippi St. 24/55 (10)

38. Kentucky 27/57 (11)

39. Coastal Carolina 23/75 (19)

40. Northwestern 31/75 (15)

41. Boise St. 31/71 (15)

42. Arkansas 36/59 (8)

43. BYU 22/64 (15)

44. Appalachian St. 33/65 (13)

45. Missouri 34/71 (13)

46. Stanford 27/68 (15)

47. Boston College 32/62 (10)

48. Nebraska 30/58 (9)

49. Liberty 29/72 (16)

50. Wake Forest 36/64 (9)

51. Florida St. 43/65 (8)

52. Virginia 37/77 (12)

53. Colorado 43/62 (8)

54. Tennessee 37/89 (17)

55. Louisville 45/74 (11)

56. Baylor 42/74 (11)

57. Purdue 40/80 (12)

58. Kansas St. 40/73 (12)

59. Texas Tech 28/78 (20)

60. Cal 36/74 (12)

61. Nevada 31/89 (21)

62. Memphis 36/72 (13)

63. SMU 49/76 (9)

64. Maryland 32/74 (14)

65. Washington St. 46/73 (10)

66. Tulsa 46/80 (11)

67. Tulane 48/84 (13)

68. San Jose St. 46/97 (18)

69. Michigan St. 45/87 (15)

70. UAB 53/87 (15)

71. Houston 60/87 (10)

72. Georgia Tech 48/88 (14)

73. Oregon St. 57/85 (11)

74. South Carolina 47/90 (14)

75. Toledo 61/89 (11)

76. San Diego St. 64/89 (10)

77. Ball St 38/90 (18)

78. Rutgers 59/108 (16)

79. Fresno St. 66/86 (8)

80. Illinois 68/87 (6)

81. Army 67/92 (9)

82. Wyoming 55/90 (12)

83. Marshall 67/92 (9)

84. Buffalo 61/112 (18)

85. UTSA 69/95 (9)

86. Air Force 62/103 (9)

87. Western Michigan 72/106 (11)

88. FAU 79/101 (8)

89. Duke 89/102 (9)

90. Syracuse 77/104 (9)

91. Troy 66/112 (19)

92. Georgia Southern 77/108 (12)

93. Arizona 72/105 (11)

94. East Carolina 60/104 (12)

95. Georgia St. 76/100 (8)

96. Hawaii 74/105 (10)

97. Ohio 81/111 (10)

98. Central Michigan 82/108 (11

99. Colorado St. 93/105 (4)

100. Vanderbilt 73/115 (14)

101. Louisiana Tech 77/118 (13)

102. Western Kentucky 94/107 (5)

103. Navy 88/116 (9)

104. Miami (Ohio) 89/113 (9)

105. Arkansas St. 92/110 (7)

106. Kent St. 91/111 (7)

107. USF 95/114 (7)

108. Southern Miss 101/116 (6)

109. Temple 84/119 (13)

110. Eastern Michigan 93/117 (9)

111. North Texas 99/118 (7)

112. Rice 101/120 (8)

113. Kansas 81/123 (14)

114. New Mexico 106/124 (7)

115. MTSU 103/121 (6)

116. Charlotte 103/120 (6)

117. Texas St. 102/128 (8)

118. FIU 113/121 (3)

119. Utah St. 112/121 (4)

120. Northern Illinois 108/124 (6)

121. UNLV 110/123 (4)

122. South Alabama 116/122 (2)

123. Old Dominion 113/128 (5)

124. UTEP 119/128 (3)

125. Connecticut 103/129 (9)

126. Akron 122/130 (2)

127. ULM 124/128 (2)

128. Bowling Green 125/130 (2)

129. New Mexico St. 123/130 (3)

130. UMass 126/130 (1)