OU grabs No. 1 ranking in USA TODAY preseason poll

The preseason USA Today coaches poll was released Thursday, and there was not a representative from the Big East for the second time in three years.

Oklahoma netted the top spot, but which teams followed?

Team (first-place votes) Points

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1. Oklahoma (42) 1,454
2. Alabama (13) 1,414
3. Oregon (2) 1,309
4. LSU (2) 1,296
5. Florida State 1,116
6. Stanford 1,101
7. Boise State 1,065
8. Oklahoma State 933
9. Texas A&M 885
10. Wisconsin 829
11. Nebraska 814
12. South Carolina 779
13. Virginia Tech 767
14. Arkansas 750
15. TCU 687
16. Ohio State 631
17. Michigan State 536
18. Notre Dame 440
19. Auburn 329
20. Mississippi State 301
21. Missouri 266
22. Georgia 260
23. Florida 240
24. Texas 162
25. Penn State 161

Others receiving votes

Arizona State 158; West Virginia 149; Utah 50; Miami (Fla.) 49; Iowa 41; Northwestern 30; Arizona 28; Central Florida 22; Michigan 19; Air Force 15; North Carolina 14; Houston 13; South Florida 9; Hawaii 8; Clemson 7; Tennessee 7; Southern Miss 6; Brigham Young 5; North Carolina State 4; Northern Illinois 4; Oregon State 4; Pittsburgh 3; Washington 3; Georgia Tech 1; Nevada 1

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