The AP Preseason Top 25 Poll Is Out

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For the second consecutive season, Oklahoma is ranked No. 7 in the preseason Associated Press college football poll.

As for the rest of the AP Top-25 Poll, the Clemson Tigers check in #2 with 18 first-place votes, followed by the Georgia Bulldogs, who lost to Bama in the 2018 title game. It marked the first time the program had been ranked in a preseason poll. The Coaches' Poll was released earlier this month. They received 42 of 61 first-place votes, including my own. The Big 10's Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes round out the Top-5.

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UCF has appeared in the AP Top 25 poll 22 previous times. TCU is ranked No. 16, West Virginia is No. 17 and Texas is No. 23. The team with the highest point total leads the rankings.

Junior running back Rodney Anderson, junior wide receiver Marquise Brown, sophomore tight end Grant Calcaterra, junior offensive lineman Bobby Evans, senior offensive lineman Ben Powers and senior kicker/punter Austin Seibert were among the 29 players who were named to the all-conference squad by position. Alabama, which came in at No. 1 in the preseason Coaches' Poll, are also on top of the preseason AP poll.

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