ESPN is hitting us with a college football rankings overload in early February.

The “worldwide leader” released its preseason Fantasy Power Index on Tuesday morning, which featured nine SEC programs in the Top 25 and all 14 conference teams ranked with the top half of the 128 teams in the FBS.

ESPN also released the second version of its “Way-Too-Early Top 25” on Tuesday.

While the number of SEC teams featured dropped from nine in the FPI to six in the ranking put together by ESPN senior writer Mark Schlabach, these rankings are probably a little closer to the prevailing public opinion at this point in the year.

Here’s a look at the Top 25, though you’ll want to visit Schlabach’s article for the reasoning behind the picks:

  1. Alabama
  2. Florida State
  3. Michigan
  4. Baylor
  5. Clemson
  6. LSU
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Stanford
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Ohio State
  11. Houston
  12. Tennessee
  13. Ole Miss
  14. Michigan State
  15. TCU
  16. USC
  17. Iowa
  18. North Carolina
  19. Georgia
  20. Oregon
  21. UCLA
  22. Oklahoma State
  23. Washington
  24. Florida
  25. Boise State

The initial version of this poll did not feature Alabama at the top, so it is nice to see that ESPN has come to its senses in that regard.

As the defending national champions and the only team to have participated in both versions of the College Football Playoff, the Crimson Tide deserves the top spot until someone takes it away from them.

LSU continues to get plenty of love for the return of RB Leonard Fournette and several key contributors to last year’s team.

Tennessee and Ole Miss are trendy picks to continue to build upon the momentum of strong finishes to the 2015 season and solid recruiting classes.