Florida State tops preseason Amway coaches’ poll

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota runs for a touchdown against Colorado in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Mariota and the Oregon Ducks are ranked No. 4 nationally in a preseason coaches' poll. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota runs for a touchdown against Colorado in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. Mariota and the Oregon Ducks are ranked No. 4 nationally in a preseason coaches' poll. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches’ poll.

Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes. Rounding out the top five were Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season.

Ohio State was sixth, UCLA seventh, Michigan State eighth, South Carolina ninth and Baylor 10th.

The Southeastern Conference had five of the top 13 teams in the poll, with No. 12 Georgia and No. 13 LSU joining Alabama, Auburn and South Carolina.

Oklahoma received three first-place votes. Oregon, Ohio State and South Carolina received one first-place vote each.

  1. Florida State Seminole
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Oklahoma Sooners
  4. Oregon Ducks
  5. Auburn Tigers
  6. Ohio State Buckeyes
  7. UCLA Bruins
  8. Michigan State Spartans
  9. South Carolina Gamecocks
  10. Baylor Bears
  11. Stanford Cardinal
  12. Georgia Bulldogs
  13. LSU Tigers
  14. Wisconsin Badgers
  15. USC Trojans
  16. Clemson Tigers
  17. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  18. Arizona State Sun Devils
  19. Mississippi Rebels
  20. Texas A&M Aggies
  21. Kansas State Wildcats
  22. Nebraska Cornhuskers
  23. North Carolina Tar Heels
  24. Texas Longhorns
  25. Washington Huskies
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