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AP Top 25 Heat Check: Final rankings of' 17, looking at '18

Alabama is the national champ again and the Crimson Tide won the championship with a bunch of freshmen coming off the bunch.

The Tide will keep rolling in 2018 after finishing the 2017 season by beating Georgia to win the College Football Playoff national title . Alabama was voted No. 1 in the final Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first team since Southern California in 2004 to be preseason No. 1 and national champ in the same season. And that's probably where Alabama will start next season, too.

The last Heat Check for the 2017 season looks at how they teams in the final poll are set up for '18 and where they might start in the preseason rankings. There...

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