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Nike still dominates jersey sponsorships of top college football teams

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Decades ago, the Nike logo was the first major sports apparel brand to be featured on a college football jersey. Nike saw an opportunity for increased brand recognition through aligning with elite football programs. Now every program, elite or not, has an apparel sponsor. Nike has historically dominated the college football market, and the swoosh is the norm. Today, Adidas and Under Armour vie with Nike to align with top teams across the country.

Nike won last season with Florida State taking the national championship, and the brand is winning the preseason Top 25 in 2014. Eighteen programs wear the swoosh, while Adidas sponsors four and Under Armour sponsors three. Here is a look at which brands sponsor the teams in the first Amway Coaches Poll for the 2014 College Football season.

1. Florida State – Nike

(Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports)

(Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports)

2. Alabama – Nike

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

3. Oklahoma – Nike

(AP Photo/LM Otero)

(AP Photo/LM Otero)

4. Oregon – Nike

(Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports)

(Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports)

5. Auburn – Under Armour

(John Reed-USA TODAY Sports)

(John Reed-USA TODAY Sports)

6. Ohio State – Nike

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

7. UCLA – adidas

(Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)

(Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)

8. Michigan State – Nike

(AP Photo/Al Goldis)

(AP Photo/Al Goldis)

9. South Carolina – Under Armour

(AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

(AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

10. Baylor – Nike

(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

11. Stanford – Nike

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

(Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

12. Georgia – Nike

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

13. LSU – Nike

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

14. Wisconsin – adidas

(Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

(Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

15. USC – Nike

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

16. Clemson – Nike

(AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer)

(AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer)

17. Notre Dame – Under Armour

(AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Robert Franklin)

(AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, Robert Franklin)

18. Arizona State – Nike

(AP Photo)

(AP Photo)

19. Ole Miss – Nike

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

20. Texas A&M – adidas

(Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

(Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

21. Kansas State – Nike

(AP Photo/Topeka Capital-Journal, Chris Neal)

(AP Photo/Topeka Capital-Journal, Chris Neal)

22. Nebraska – adidas

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

23. North Carolina – Nike

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

24. Texas – Nike

(Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports)

(Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports)

25. Washington – Nike

(AP photo/ The News Tribune, Peter Haley)

(AP photo/ The News Tribune, Peter Haley)

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