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AP Top 25 Poll: Illinois receives no votes, Ohio State named first unanimous preseason No. 1

A total of six teams from the Big Ten received votes.

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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

Ranking Team Points
1 Ohio State (61) 1,525
2 TCU 1,428
3 Alabama 1,322
4 Baylor 1,263
5 Michigan State 1,256
6 Auburn 1,192
7 Oregon 1,156
8 USC 1,085
9 Georgia 991
10 Florida State 959
11 Notre Dame 873
12 Clemson 862
13 UCLA 698
14 LSU 675
15 Arizona State 605
16 Georgia Tech 588
17 Mississippi 563
18 Arkansas 410
19 Oklahoma 394
20 Wisconsin 393
21 Stanford 347
22 Arizona 311
23 Boise State 240
24 Missouri 219
25 Tennessee 114

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.

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