Florida State tops AP preseason college football poll

NEW YORK (SportingAlert) — Defending national champion Florida State are The Associated Press preseason college football No. 1 team, according to a poll release on Sunday.

NEW YORK (SportingAlert) — Defending national champion Florida State are The Associated Press preseason college football No. 1 team, according to a poll release on Sunday.

The Seminoles, which ended the season last term undefeated with a 14-0 overall record – 8-0 in the ACC, received 57 of 60 first-place votes for 1496 points from the media panel.

They will start this season as the No. 1 college football team for the sixth time and they will be hoping for a similar finish to that of last season.

Florida State, which return 15 starters from last season, were also No. 1 in 1988, 1991, 1993, 1995 and 1999, when they became the first team to hold the No. 1 spot for the entire season and finished with an 11-0 record.

Jameis Winston and the reigning VIZIO BCS National Championship title holders will kick start the season on Saturday Aug. 30 at the AT&T Stadium against Oklahoma State.

The AP preseason No. 2 team is Alabama, while Oregon is No. 3, Oklahoma No. 4 and Ohio State at No. 5, round out the top five teams in the poll.

Beaten national champion Auburn is No. 6, with UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor completing the top 10.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida State (57) 0-0 1496
2 Alabama (1) 0-0 1361
3 Oregon (1) 0-0 1334
4 Oklahoma (1) 0-0 1324
5 Ohio State 0-0 1207
6 Auburn 0-0 1198
7 UCLA 0-0 1106
8 Michigan State 0-0 1080
9 South Carolina 0-0 1015
10 Baylor 0-0 966
11 Stanford 0-0 885
12 Georgia 0-0 843
13 LSU 0-0 776
14 Wisconsin 0-0 637
15 USC 0-0 626
16 Clemson 0-0 536
17 Notre Dame 0-0 445
18 Ole Miss 0-0 424
19 Arizona State 0-0 357
20 Kansas State 0-0 242
21 Texas A&M 0-0 238
22 Nebraska 0-0 226
23 North Carolina 0-0 194
24 Missouri 0-0 134
25 Washington 0-0 130

Others receiving votes: UCF 94, Florida 87, Texas 86, Duke 71, Iowa 68, Louisville 48, Marshall 41, Oklahoma State 37, Virginia Tech 26, TCU 23, Mississippi State 22, Michigan 19, Texas Tech 19, Miami (FL) 16, Cincinnati 15, Boise State 10, Oregon State 10, Northwestern 8, Byu 8, Penn State 5, Vanderbilt 2, Navy 2, Nevada 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Utah State 1

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.