The preseason Associated Press Top 25 was released Saturday morning, and in no surprise, Auburn was left out of the rankings. The Tigers didn't receive any votes.
Just like in the USA Today Coaches' Poll, Alabama starts the season ranked No. 1. The Crimson Tide are joined by five other SEC teams in the rankings, including four in the top 10. Georgia is ranked No. 5, followed closely by South Carolina at No. 6 and Texas A&M at No. 7. Florida rounds out the top 10, and LSU begins the season ranked No. 12.
Ohio State is ranked second in the preseason poll. Pac-12 rivals Oregon and Stanford are ranked third and fourth, respectively. Notre Dame, last season's (distant) runner-up to Alabama in the BCS Championship Game, starts at No. 14. TCU, UCLA, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Southern Cal and Oregon State complete the top 25.
|2||Ohio State (1)||0-0||1,365||NR|
|Others Receiving Votes: Michigan State 95, Baylor 92, Virginia Tech 86, Miami (FL) 85, Arizona State 53, Kansas State 43, Fresno State 36, Vanderbilt 19, Washington 17, Northern Illinois 16, Mississippi 11, Utah State 8, Georgia Tech 6, North Carolina 3, Arizona 3, Cincinnati 3, Penn State 2, Brigham Young 1|
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