Good news! We're less than two weeks away from the start of the college football season. In case you needed any sort of reminder, the first edition of the AP Top 25 was released on Sunday. Unfortunately, the Fighting Illini were completely left off the list despite receiving a few points in the first edition of the Coaches Poll a few weeks ago.
Elsewhere, Ohio State became the first team to be named the unanimous preseason No. 1 after receiving all 61 first place votes. Along with the Buckeyes, No. 5 Michigan State and No. 20 Wisconsin are the only ranked teams from the Big Ten to start the year. Here's the poll in its entirety:
Preseason AP Top 25
|1||Ohio State (61)||1,525|
Others receiving votes:
Mississippi St. 100, Texas A&M 61, Oklahoma St. 46, Virginia Tech 42, Utah 36, Penn St. 20, Louisville 12, Cincinnati 8, Nebraska 6, Kansas St. 5, Florida 4, NC St 4, Texas 3, BYU 2, Michigan 2, Northern Illinois 2, Cal 1, Western Kentucky 1, West Virginia 1.