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College football's preseason AP Top 25 Poll is out: Here's the full list

Posted on the Daily Advertiser website August 17, 2021

Claire Kuwana
Nashville Tennessean

Click here for Tim Buckley's story on the pre-season top 25.

The AP Preseason Top 25 Poll was released on Monday. The preseason poll began in 1950 and is released each year with a panel of over 60 sports writers and broadcasters voting. 

The SEC dominates with Alabama on top, followed by Oklahoma (No. 2), Clemson (No. 3) and Ohio State (No. 4). 

Here is the full list, with first-place votes in parenthesis. 

1. Alabama Crimson Tide 1,548 (47)

2. Oklahoma Sooners 1,462 (6) 

3. Clemson Tigers 1,447 (6) 

4. Ohio State Buckeyes 1,393 (1)

5. Georgia Bulldogs 1, 364(3)

6. Texas A&M Aggies 1,223

7. Iowa State Cyclones 1,160

8. Cincinnati Bearcats 1,014

9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 1,009

10. North Carolina Tar Heels 999

11. Oregon Ducks 968

12. Wisconsin Badgers 743

13. Florida Gators 728

14. Miami Hurricanes 663

15. USC Trojans 660

16. LSU Tigers 631

17. Indiana Hoosiers 549

18. Iowa Hawkeyes 513

19. Penn State Nittany Lions 456

20. Washington Huskies 449

21. Texas Longhorns 350

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22. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 232

23. Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns 208

24. Utah Utes 176

25. Arizona State Sun Devils 125

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 107, Ole Miss 106, TCU 40, Liberty 36, Auburn 32, North Carolina State 14, Michigan 12, Northwestern 8, Boise State 7, Nevada 7, Brigham Young 6, Ball State 6, Houston 5, Boston College 5, UCF 5, West Virginia 3, UAB 2, Army 2, UCLA 2.

 



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