Florida State Tops Preseason Amway Coaches' Poll

Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches' poll.

Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes. Rounding out the top five were Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season.

Ohio State was sixth, UCLA seventh, Michigan State eighth, South Carolina ninth and Baylor 10th.

The Southeastern Conference had five of the top 13 teams in the poll, with No. 12 Georgia and No. 13 LSU joining Alabama, Auburn and South Carolina.

Oklahoma received three first-place votes. Oregon, Ohio State and South Carolina received one first-place vote each.

1 Florida State Seminoles 14-0 1543 56
2 Alabama Crimson Tide 11-2 1455
3 Oklahoma Sooners 11-2 1382 3
4 Oregon Ducks 11-2 1314 1
5 Auburn Tigers 12-2 1271
6 Ohio State Buckeyes 12-2 1267 1
7 UCLA Bruins 10-3 1085
8 Michigan State Spartans 13-1 1050
9 South Carolina Gamecocks 11-2 1009 1
10 Baylor Bears 11-2 965
11 Stanford Cardinal 11-3 955
12 Georgia Bulldogs 8-5 905
13 LSU Tigers 10-3 833
14 Wisconsin Badgers 9-4 654
15 USC Trojans 10-4 627
16 Clemson Tigers 11-2 535
17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 9-4 509
18 Arizona State Sun Devils 10-4 358
19 Mississippi Rebels 8-5 346
20 Texas A&M Aggies 9-4 266
21 Kansas State Wildcats 8-5 257
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9-4 228
23 North Carolina Tar Heels 7-6 175
24 Texas Longhorns 8-5 143
25 Washington Huskies 9-4 142

Others Receiving Votes
Missouri 126; Florida 122; Central Florida 102; Mississippi State 74; Oklahoma State 56; TCU 54; Michigan 53; Iowa 49; Miami (Fla.) 45; Duke 41; Louisville 32; Marshall 27; Brigham Young 18; Boise State 13; Louisiana-Lafayette 12; Virginia Tech 12; Texas Tech 8; Minnesota 6; Cincinnati 6; Northwestern 5; Oregon State 4; Fresno State 4; GeorgiaTech 2; Houston 2; Arkansas 1; Arizona 1; Northern Illinois 1.


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