College football rankings 2013: Auburn unranked in USA Today Preseason Coaches' Poll

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The Tigers will go into 2013 under the radar, just the way we like it.

The preseason edition of the USA Today Coaches' Poll has been released, and Auburn is nowhere to be found in the top 25. The Tigers aren't even listed in the "others receiving votes" category.

As expected, Alabama starts the season No. 1 and is one of six SEC teams ranked in the initial poll. The Crimson Tide are joined by No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 Texas A&M, No. 7 South Carolina and No. 10 Florida in the top 10. No. 13 LSU also represents the conference.

With the official preseason rankings out, we know just how marquee a few of the SEC's marquee top-25 matchups in Week 1 will be. LSU and No. 20 TCU face off in Dallas and Georgia travels to No. 8 Clemson. Unranked Mississippi State will play No. 14 Oklahoma State in Houston.

Auburn plays four teams ranked in the preseason top 25 during 2013, including three teams in the top 10.

Ohio State is ranked No. 2, and No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Stanford round out the top five. The complete top 25 is as follows:

Rank
Team
2012 record Points First-place votes 2012 final ranking
1
Alabama
13-1 1545 58 1
2
Ohio St.
12-0 1427 3 NR
3
Oregon
12-1 1397 0 2
4
Stanford
12-2 1262 0 6
5
Georgia
12-2 1250 0 4
6
Texas A&M
11-2 1215 1 5
7
South Carolina
11-2 1136 0 7
8
Clemson
11-2 1047 0 9
9
Louisville
11-2 1010 0 13
10
Florida
11-2 930 0 10
11
Notre Dame
12-1 872 0 3
12
Florida St.
12-2 844 0 8
13
LSU
10-3 797 0 12
14
Oklahoma St.
8-5 726 0 NR
15
Texas
9-4 622 0 18
16
Oklahoma
10-3 620 0 15
17
Michigan
8-5 589 0 NR
18
Nebraska
10-4 426 0 23
19
Boise St.
11-2 420 0 14
20
TCU
7-6 400 0 NR
21
UCLA
9-5 202 0 NR
22
Northwestern
10-3 186 0 16
23
Wisconsin
8-0 172 0 NR
24
USC
7-6 165 0 NR
25
Oregon St.
9-4 135 0 19

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