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College football returns in two weeks, but the final preseason domino has fallen.

The Associated Press has the last word when it comes to polls.

The latest news was released Sunday, as Ohio State was ranked No. 1, followed by TCU and Alabama. Much love was shown toward the Southeastern Conference, having eight programs in the top 25, including three in the top 10.

The Big 12 was represented by TCU (#2) and Baylor (#4), while Michigan State (#5) joined Ohio State as the top “go getters” of the Big Ten. Listed below is the complete top 25 preseason poll, according to the Associated Press.


AP top 25 preseason poll

  1. Ohio State
  2. TCU
  3. Alabama
  4. Baylor
  5. Michigan State
  6. Auburn
  7. Oregon
  8. USC
  9. Georgia
  10. Florida State
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Clemson
  13. UCLA
  14. LSU
  15. Arizona State
  16. Georgia Tech
  17. Ole Miss
  18. Arkansas
  19. Oklahoma
  20. Wisconsin
  21. Stanford
  22. Arizona
  23. Boise State
  24. Missouri
  25. Tennessee

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine and SB Nation. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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