The initial Associated Press college football poll is out and Ohio State is a unanimous No. 1 selection – the first time in the AP Poll's 66-year existence that a team has debuted as a unanimous No. 1.
Two teams – Alabama in 2013 and Florida in 2009 – received 96.7 percent of first-place votes in the preseason AP poll, capturing 58 of the 60 ballots.
TCU is second, followed by Alabama, Baylor and Michigan State. Auburn, Oregon, USC, Georgia and Florida State round out the top 10.
Three Big Ten teams make the poll, along with eight SEC and six Pac-12 schools.
This is the eighth time Ohio State is No. 1 in the AP preseason poll, the last time coming in 2006. That Ohio State team would go on to win its first 12 games of the season before losing to Urban Meyer and his Florida Gators in the BCS Championship Game, 41–14.
|Rank||Team||Points||1st||Final 2014 rank|
|1||OHIO STATE BUCKEYES||1525||61||1|
|2||TCU HORNED FROGS||1428||0||3|
|3||ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE||1322||0||4|
|5||MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS||1256||0||T-5|
|10||FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES||959||0||T-5|
|11||NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH||873||0||—|
|15||ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS||605||0||12|
|16||GEORGIA TECH YELLOW JACKETS||588||0||8|
|17||OLE MISS REBELS||563||0||17|
|23||BOISE STATE BRONCOS||240||0||16|