Florida Near Unanimous #1, Heels #21 In First AP College Football Poll

NEW YORK (AP) -- Florida is No. 1 in The Associated Press' preseason Top 25 released Saturday, followed by Texas, Oklahoma, Southern California and Alabama. But the Gators are in a class by themselves, the most overwhelming preseason No. 1 in the history of the media poll.

Florida received 58 of the 60 first-place votes, or 96.7 percent. Texas got the other first-place votes.

The previous highest percentage of first-place votes for the AP preseason poll, which started in 1950, was 95.4 percent for USC in 2007. Those Trojans got 62 of 65 first-place votes - and didn't play for the national title.

The North Carolina Tar Heels are at #21 while East Carolina and North Carolina State failed to crack the top 25.

No. School Record Points Prev
1 Florida (58) 0-0 1498 0
2 Texas (2) 0-0 1424 0
3 Oklahoma 0-0 1370 0
4 Southern California 0-0 1313 0
5 Alabama 0-0 1156 0
6 Ohio State 0-0 1113 0
7 Virginia Tech 0-0 1054 0
8 Mississippi 0-0 1047 0
9 Oklahoma State 0-0 989 0
9 Penn State 0-0 989 0
11 LSU 0-0 914 0
12 California 0-0 746 0
13 Georgia 0-0 714 0
14 Boise State 0-0 659 0
15 Georgia Tech 0-0 593 0
16 Oregon 0-0 587 0
17 TCU 0-0 521 0
18 Florida State 0-0 307 0
19 Utah 0-0 289 0
20 Brigham Young 0-0 267 0
21 North Carolina 0-0 261 0
22 Iowa 0-0 229 0
23 Notre Dame 0-0 225 0
24 Nebraska 0-0 207 0
25 Kansas 0-0 134 0

Others Receiving Votes: Oregon State(0-0) 122; Illinois(0-0) 105; Pittsburgh(0-0) 103; Michigan State(0-0) 100; Rutgers(0-0) 83; Texas Tech(0-0) 76; West Virginia(0-0) 57; Cincinnati(0-0) 44; Clemson(0-0) 42; Miami (Fla.)(0-0) 40; East Carolina(0-0) 30; Tennessee(0-0) 15; Arizona(0-0) 13; North Carolina State(0-0) 10; Boston College(0-0) 9; Central Michigan(0-0) 7; UCLA(0-0) 7; Auburn(0-0) 7; Northwestern(0-0) 5; Missouri(0-0) 3; Vanderbilt(0-0) 3; Southern Mississippi(0-0) 3; South Florida(0-0) 3; South Carolina(0-0) 2; Nevada(0-0) 1; Arkansas(0-0) 1; Houston(0-0) 1; Tulsa(0-0) 1; Troy(0-0) 1


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  • by 1234 on Oct 14, 2009 at 10:01 AM
    unc sucks!
  • by To Dave on Aug 28, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    No one was bashing Wal Mart. I am pretty sure he was saying that the majority of Tarheel fans have never stepped foot on the campus and probably most aren't even sure where Chapel Hill is. He could have used the Hess stations for example. They sell ECU, UNC, etc hats also. Actually, the ECU area of the Gville Walmart is at the front of the store since you want to be picky about it.
  • by Dave on Aug 27, 2009 at 08:48 PM
    You know, you really can't bash Wal Mart because the one in Greenville has an abundancy of ECU gear! They have a whole room in the back dedicated to it!
  • by To ECUSUXX Location: Here on Aug 26, 2009 at 07:11 AM
    Your wrong. DUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! is the sound all of the high school dropout Carolina fans make when they are buying their UNC gear from Walmart!
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Aug 25, 2009 at 08:58 PM
    I volunteer with the ECU Medical School and at Pitt Memorial. I received my undergrad from ECU and went to an Ivy school in the North for graduate school. ECU is a great school. Those who bash it....if you are east of I 95 and need medical treatment PLEASE don't come to our Trauma Center! Drive two or three hours to Chapel Hill. It would be a waste to save a life who hates!
  • by ECUSUXX on Aug 25, 2009 at 04:50 PM
    AAAAAAARRRGGGGGHHHHH??? That is the most senseless thing I've ever heard. It should be DUUUUUUHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
  • by Pirate Bob Location: Wilson on Aug 25, 2009 at 05:45 AM
    To JDLadd and Todd----Your negative comments look out of place here. maybe the place you need to make these comments from is Chapel Hill or Raleigh. Walk the plank--boys AAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH
  • by Dave on Aug 22, 2009 at 10:43 AM
    Penn State is #9 that's pretty generous. BUT preseason polls don't mean much. I don't even look at the polls until mid November.
  • by JDLadd on Aug 22, 2009 at 10:41 AM
    ECU is lucky to be ranked as high as they are. Enjoy it ECU fans because that's all the higher you will get.
  • by Todd Location: Greenville on Aug 22, 2009 at 08:41 AM
    So the most anticipated Pirate season in years has the team ranked 36th in the preseason poll??! What a joke. There's not half as much fuss in Chapel Hill and the Tar Heels are ranked 21st!
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