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Ohio State becomes first-ever unanimous AP preseason No. 1

As expected, defending national champion will open the 2015 season ranked No. 1 in both polls. The Buckeyes, already a firm No. 1 in the Coaches' Poll released late last month, made history Sunday by garnering all 61 available first-place votes.

Like their coaching counterparts, AP poll voters aren't very good at using the preseason poll as a predictor of success. The last AP preseason No. 1 to finish the season in that spot was USC way back in 2004. Before that, you'd have to go back to Florida State in 1999.

The full Top 25:

1. Ohio State - 1,525 total points (61 first-place votes)
2. TCU - 1,428 points
3. Alabama - 1,322 points
4. Baylor - 1,263 points
5. Michigan State - 1,256 points
6. Auburn - 1,192 points
7. Oregon - 1,156 points
8. USC - 1,085 points
9. Georgia - 991 points
10. Florida State - 959 points
11. Notre Dame - 873 points
12. Clemson - 862 points
13. UCLA - 698 points
14. LSU - 675 points
15. Arizona State - 605 points
16. Georgia Tech - 588 points
17. Ole Miss - 563 points
18. Arkansas - 410 points
19. Oklahoma - 394 points
20. Wisconsin - 393 points
21. Stanford - 347 points
22. Arizona - 311 points
23. Boise State - 240 points
24. Missouri - 219 points
25. Tennessee - 114 points

A few other notes:


- All seven SEC West teams enter the reason ranked 27th or higher.