Seminoles top AP preseason poll

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Aug 17 2014 02:59:51 PM EDT
Updated On: Aug 18 2014 10:45:30 AM EDT

Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Defending national champion Florida State is on top of the Associated Press preseason poll, which was released Sunday.

The Seminoles, led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston, start the season No. 1 for the sixth time overall and first since 1999 when they were first all season long.

Florida State received 57 of 60 first-place votes. No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma each got one first-place vote.

Ohio State rounded out the top five.

Auburn, which lost the national title game to Florida State, starts off the season at No. 6.

A selection committee will choose four teams at the end of the regular season to play the first College Football Playoff to determine the national champion.

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