The 2014 preseason AP Poll was released Sunday afternoon, another sign that football is near. The poll, which has no impact on the new college football playoff, is meaningless in the grand scheme of things now, but it's tradition, and college football fans love tradition.
As expected Florida State came in at No. 1 with 57 first-place votes. The Seminoles won the BCS National Championship this past season, and with Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston, they appear ready for another big season. Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma and Ohio State round out the Top 5.
No Mid-American Conference teams made the Top 25, or even received a vote in this preseason poll, but there are a few squads in this poll that MAC teams will be facing this fall. Buffalo welcomes No. 10 Baylor to town on Sep. 12. Toledo welcomes No. 24 Missouri on Sep. 6. BGSU heads to No. 14 Wisconsin this fall, Kent State heads into No. 5 Ohio State's house too. Eastern Michigan takes on No. 8 Michigan State in East Lansing on Sep. 20.
The full poll is below.
|1||Florida State (57)||1,496|
Others receiving votes: UCF 94, Florida 87, Texas 86, Duke 71, Iowa 68, Louisville 48, Marshall 41, Oklahoma State 37, Virginia Tech 26, TCU 23, Mississippi State 22, Michigan 19, Texas Tech 19, Miami (FL) 16, Cincinnati 15, Boise State 10, Oregon State 10, Northwestern 8, BYU 8, Penn State 5, Vanderbilt 2, Navy 2, Nevada 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Utah State 1