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Florida State gets all but three first-place votes in preseason AP poll

Nick Bromberg
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Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and Jameis Winston (5) celebrate after the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game against Auburn Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, Calif. Florida State won 34-31. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Just like the Coaches Poll, Florida State is the overwhelming preseason No. 1 in the AP Poll.

The Seminoles got 57 of a possible 60 first place votes in the preseason poll released Sunday afternoon. The only other teams receiving votes were No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma, who each received a vote apiece. Ohio State was No. 5.

Auburn was No. 5 in the Coaches Poll. The Tigers are No. 6 in the AP Poll. The AP Poll top 10 ended with UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor. The same teams were in the top 10 in each poll. The only team in the AP Poll who isn't in the Coaches Poll is Missouri. The Tigers are 24th in the AP Poll, the same spot that Texas occupies in the Coaches Poll. The Longhorns are not ranked in the AP Poll.

Overall, there are very few discrepancies of more than a place or two in the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll, though I think we can all agree that they both simply serve as talking points at the beginning of the season rather than an accurate indication of teams' real strength. Below is the complete poll with the team's Coaches Poll rank in parentheses.

(Votes for the AP Poll were due before Notre Dame's announcement of an investigation into academic fraud.)

1. Florida State (57 1st place votes) (1st in Coaches Poll)
2. Alabama (1) (2)
3. Oregon (1) (4)
4. Oklahoma (1) (3)
5. Ohio State (6)
6. Auburn (5)
7. UCLA (7)
8. Michigan State (8)
9. South Carolina (9)
10. Baylor (10)
11. Stanford (11)
12. Georgia (12)
13. LSU (13)
14. Wisconsin (14)
15. USC (15)
16. Clemson (16)
17. Notre Dame (17)
18. Ole Miss (19)
19. Arizona State (18)
20. Kansas State (21)
21. Texas A&M (20)
22. Nebraska (22)
23. North Carolina (23)
24. Missouri (NR, first not receiving votes)
25. Washington (25)

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Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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