The USA Today Amway Coaches Preseason Poll, which Beavers head coach Mike Riley votes in, is out, and fully half of the Pac-12 is among the top 25. Oregon St., one of two additional teams, with Arizona, that got votes will play 5 of them. Everybody in the conference should have their strength of schedule concerns taken care of!
Defending National Champion Florida St. is ranked #1, followed by Alabama and Oklahoma.
Oregon leads the Pac-12 contingent, at #4, one of two teams in the top 10, with UCLA not that far behind, at #7.
Stanford checks in at #11, with USC at #15, and the conference has 3 teams in the second 10, with Arizona St. at #18. Washington rounds out the top 25.
Oregon St. has 4 points, which could be any thing from 4 25th place votes or a single vote at #22, or something in between, while Arizona received a single point, from a single 25th place vote.
|RANK||TEAM||RECORD||POINTS||FIRST PLACE VOTES||PREVIOUS RANK|
|1||Florida State Seminoles||14-0||1543||56||NR|
|2||Alabama Crimson Tide||11-2||1455||NR|
|6||Ohio State Buckeyes||12-2||1267||1||NR|
|8||Michigan State Spartans||13-1||1050||NR|
|9||South Carolina Gamecocks||11-2||1009||1||NR|
|17||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||9-4||509||NR|
|18||Arizona State Sun Devils||10-4||358||NR|
|20||Texas A&M Aggies||9-4||266||NR|
|21||Kansas State Wildcats||8-5||257||NR|
|23||North Carolina Tar Heels||7-6||175||NR|
Others Receiving Votes:
Missouri 126; Florida 122; Central Florida 102; Mississippi State 74; Oklahoma State 56; TCU 54; Michigan 53; Iowa 49; Miami (Fla.) 45; Duke 41; Louisville 32; Marshall 27; Brigham Young 18; Boise State 13; Louisiana-Lafayette 12; Virginia Tech 12; Texas Tech 8; Minnesota 6; Cincinnati 6; Northwestern 5; Oregon State 4; Fresno State 4; GeorgiaTech 2; Houston 2; Arkansas 1; Arizona 1; Northern Illinois 1.