The USA Today preseason Top 25 football coaches poll released Thursday showed Florida State and Alabama at the top with the defending national champion Seminoles receiving 56 out of 62 possible first place votes.
Florida State and Alabama are joined in the the top 10 by Oklahoma, Oregon, Auburn, Ohio State, UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor.
Teams ranked 11 – 20 include Stanford, Georgia, LSU, Wisconsin, Southern Cal, Clemson. Notre Dame, Arizona State, Mississippi and Texas. The Florida Gators finished two spots outside the top 25.