The USA TODAY/Coaches top 25 preseason college football poll has been released, and defending champion Florida State comes in at #1. The Seminoles received 56 first-place votes. Alabama received zero first-place votes, but ranks up at #2 to start the season. Third-place is Oklahoma, who received 3 first-place votes, followed by Oregon at #4, who received a single first-place vote.

National champion runner-up Auburn rounds out the top 5. Other schools receiving one first place vote include #6 Ohio State and #9 South Carolina.

LSU is #13, followed by their season-opening opponent Wisconsin at #14.

Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun football team didn't make the preseason top 25, but aren't too far outside of it when looking at the vote numbers. The Cajuns received 12 votes.

The vote point system is conducted with each voter submitting a Top 25 with a first-place vote worth 25 points, second place 24, and each vote following suit, all the way down to one point for 25th.

If looking at the rankings of schools outside the top 25 with the most votes, the Cajuns would come in at #40, 15 slots outside of the top 25.

Amway USA Today/Coaches Top 25 Preseason College Football Poll

RankTeam  PointsFirst-place votes
1Florida State154356
6Ohio State12671
8Michigan State10500
9South Carolina10091
17Notre Dame5090
18Arizona State3580
19Ole Miss3460
20Texas A&M2660
21Kansas State2570
23North Carolina1750

Others Receiving Votes: Missouri 126; Florida 122; Central Florida 102; Mississippi State 74; Oklahoma State 56; TCU 54; Michigan 53; Iowa 49; Miami (Fla.) 45; Duke 41; Louisville 32; Marshall 27; Brigham Young 18; Boise State 13; Louisiana 12; Virginia Tech 12; Texas Tech 8; Minnesota 6; Cincinnati 6; Northwestern 5; Oregon State 4; Fresno State 4; GeorgiaTech 2; Houston 2; Arkansas 1; Arizona 1; Northern Illinois 1.

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