The Associated Press has just released its preseason top 25 rankings of college football teams, and defending champion Florida State came in at No. 1.
College football is set to begin in two weeks, and the Associated Press has released their first top 25 rankings. Unsurprisingly, the defending champion Florida State Seminoles were ranked No. 1 as they received 57 out of 60 first-place votes.
Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston will return as their starting quarterback along with 15 other starters.
Alabama, Oregon and Oklahoma each received one first-place vote. Alabama will have to adjust to life without quarterback A.J. McCarron while Oregon and Oklahoma will both have their starting quarterbacks returning.
Marcus Mariota is expected to keep Oregon in national title contention and is a favorite to win the Heisman. Trevor Knight is expected to put Oklahoma in contention after leading an exciting upset win in the Sugar Bowl over Alabama.
Rounding out the top five is Ohio State, who had two consecutive losses to end their season. They will see the return of dual-threat quarterback Braxton Miller, who is expected to be a Heisman finalist.
Auburn, UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and Stanford round out the top 10. The SEC produces the most teams in the top 25 with eight while the Pac-12 has six.
The rest of the poll is as follows: Stanford, Georgia, LSU, Wisconsin, USC, Clemson, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Nebraska, North Carolina, Missouri and Washington.