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SEC Features 8 in AP Preseason Poll

(WTVM) - The SEC has an unprecedented eight teams ranked in the Associated Press preseason poll.

Alabama ranks No. 2 behind Oklahoma. The Tide received 17 of a possible 60 first place votes. LSU received one first place vote and will start the season ranked No. 4.

Auburn, as last season's national champion, will start the season No. 23, one spot behind where it began in 2010.

Georgia is ranked No. 19 but the biggest surprise for them is that their first game opponent, Boise State is ranked No. 5 adding more pressure and hype to the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game.

South Carolina (No. 12), Arkansas (No. 15), Mississippi State (No. 20), and Florida (No. 22), round out the SEC in the top 25. The eight total teams is double the next best conferences. The Big Ten, with the addition of Nebraska, has four ranked teams. The Big 12 also boasts four.

 

AP Top 25 Preseason Poll:

1)      Oklahoma (36)

2)      Alabama (17)

3)      Oregon (4)

4)      LSU (1)

5)      Boise State (2)

6)      Florida State

7)      Stanford

8)      Texas A&M

9)      Oklahoma State

10)   Nebraska

11)   Wisconsin

12)   South Carolina

13)   Virginia Tech

14)   TCU

15)   Arkansas

16)   Notre Dame

17)   Michigan State

18)   Ohio State

19)   Georgia

20)   Mississippi State

21)   Missouri

22)   Florida

23)   Auburn

24)   West Virginia

25)   USC

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