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Florida State tops preseason AP Poll

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In another round of the least surprising news you will hear all day, defending national champion Florida State has earned another preseason No. 1 ranking, this time topping the AP Poll released on Sunday.

The Seminoles received 57 of a possible 60 first-place votes. The remaining three were dispersed equally among No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma. Ohio State, Auburn, UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor rounded out the top 10. Like the Coaches Poll, the non-Power Five conferences were completely shut out of the top 25. The two polls more or less mirrored one each other, only with Missouri replacing Texas for the 24th post. And, as if the polls weren't useless enough already, votes were due two weeks before Notre Dame's academic investigation broke, so this poll is both meaningless and out of date.

1. Florida State - (57 first-place votes) 1,496 total points
2. Alabama - (1) 1,361
3. Oregon - (1) 1,334
4. Oklahoma - (1) 1,324
5. Ohio State - 1,207
6. Auburn - 1,198
7. UCLA - 1,106
8. Michigan State - 1,080
9. South Carolina - 1,015
10. Baylor - 966
11. Stanford - 885
12. Georgia - 843
13. LSU - 776
14. Wisconsin - 637
15. USC - 626
16. Clemson - 536
17. Notre Dame - 445
18. Ole Miss - 424
19. Arizona State - 357
20. Kansas State - 242
21. Texas A&M - 238
22. Nebraska - 226
23. North Carolina - 194
24. Missouri - 134
25. Washington - 130