AP Preseason Top 25 Poll: Alabama & Auburn both in the top 10

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UNDATED (AP) _ Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. The Seminoles start the season No. 1 for the sixth time after receiving 57 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel.

Second-ranked Alabama, third-ranked Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma all received one first-place vote.

Ohio State is fifth, followed by Auburn, UCLA, Michigan St., South Carolina and Baylor.

The Bowl Championship Series is being replaced this season by the College Football Playoff.  A selection committee will pick the top four teams in the country for two national semifinals.

6 comments

      • Nuclear Mike

        Nope…ALL the other DIV 1 colleges will have to pay their pro players too. The SEC Commissioners is the group profiting the most from the SEC game revenues.

      • Branko Pezdi

        I believe that the schools, not individual “SEC Commissioners” get the bulk of the game revenues. Calm down. “Profit” is not a dirty 4-letter word as leftists think. The issues of whether college athletes should be paid or how much or what is the meaning of “amateur” status or are big name sports part of the college education contract are being litigated one way or the other. The courts, in fact, just in the past month have determined that college athletes can be paid for the use of their names.

      • Branko Pezdi

        I would think that the schools rather than the individual SEC commissioners (eh?) receive the bulk of the revenues from big name sports but perhaps you can prove me wrong.

  • Michael

    Preseason polls should be abolished. Tired of seeing teams ranked in the top 25 that finish the season with 5 losses, and sometimes still stay in the top 25.

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