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Athlon Tabs Alabama No. 16 in Preseason Top 25 Poll


Friday, May 13, 2005

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. --- Athlon Sports, publisher of America's Premier Sports Annuals, is releasing its preseason Top 25 at Alabama checks in at No. 16.

Athlon Sports predicts Alabama to finish second in the SEC West.

Tide linebacker DeMeco Ryans, safety Roman Harper and kick returner Tyrone Prothro were named preseason First-Team All-SEC.

Linebacker Freddie Roach was selected preseason Second-Team All-SEC and quarterback Brodie Croyle, running back Kenneth Darby and cornerback Anthony Madison were named preseason Third-Team All-SEC.

The Tide secondary were rated No. 2 in the SEC.

Magazines will hit newsstands on June 7. The SEC regional edition cover will feature QB Brodie Croyle.

Magazines are available for pre-order at