OU grabs No. 1 ranking in AP Top 25 preseason poll

The SEC nets a record eight teams in the preseason rundown. Dave Miller

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Oklahoma claimed the top spot in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, edging out SEC power Alabama for the No. 1 ranking.

The defending Big 12 champions received 36 of 60 first-place votes and 1,464 points in the poll, which was released Saturday morning.

Alabama is one of a record eight SEC teams in the preseason poll. No. 3 Oregon received four first-place votes, No. 4 LSU received one and No. 5 Boise State netted two.

Notre Dame checked in at No. 16.

Here's a complete look at the poll.

Landry JonesICONLandry Jones and the Sooners claimed the top spot in the preseason AP Top 25.

1. Oklahoma
2. Alabama
3. Oregon
4. LSU
5. Boise State
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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