The AP Poll has finally released with just over a week before college football officially kicks off! Of course, the Florida St. Seminoles follow many of the other polls that have come out but taking the No. 1 spot. However, FSU narrowly missed becoming the first unanimous No. 1 preseason pick. The top four teams have a bit of separation between them and the rest all securing at least one first place vote.
|1||Florida State (57)||1,496|
|Others receiving votes: UCF 94, Florida 87, Texas 86, Duke 71, Iowa 68, Louisville 48, Marshall 41, Oklahoma State 37, Virginia Tech 26, TCU 23, Mississippi State 22, Michigan 19, Texas Tech 19, Miami (FL) 16, Cincinnati 15, Boise State 10, Oregon State 10, Northwestern 8, BYU 8, Penn State 5, Vanderbilt 2, Navy 2, Nevada 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Utah State 1|
While the AP Poll continues to be released weekly, its bearing on who will be crowned the eventual National Champion has not changed. Keeping in mind the AP Poll was negated from the BCS system in 2005, the new rankings state that the AP Poll once again holds no weight in the new playoff system. The College Football Playoff Committee will release their own rankings after Week 9 which determines the future participants in the first ever playoff system.