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USA Today Amway Coaches Preseason Poll Out; 6 Pac-12 Teams Ranked

Oregon is celebrating leading a contingent of 8 Pac-12 teams acknowledged in the Coaches' Preseason Poll.
Oregon is celebrating leading a contingent of 8 Pac-12 teams acknowledged in the Coaches' Preseason Poll.

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
3 Oklahoma Sooners 11-2 1382 3 NR
4 Oregon Ducks 11-2 1314 1 NR
5 Auburn Tigers 12-2 1271 NR
6 Ohio State Buckeyes 12-2 1267 1 NR
7 UCLA Bruins 10-3 1085 NR
8 Michigan State Spartans 13-1 1050 NR
9 South Carolina Gamecocks 11-2 1009 1 NR
10 Baylor Bears 11-2 965 NR
11 Stanford Cardinal 11-3 955 NR
12 Georgia Bulldogs 8-5 905 NR
13 LSU Tigers 10-3 833 NR
14 Wisconsin Badgers 9-4 654 NR
15 USC Trojans 10-4 627 NR
16 Clemson Tigers 11-2 535 NR
17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 9-4 509 NR
18 Arizona State Sun Devils 10-4 358 NR
19 Mississippi Rebels 8-5 346 NR
20 Texas A&M Aggies 9-4 266 NR
21 Kansas State Wildcats 8-5 257 NR
22 Nebraska Cornhuskers 9-4 228 NR
23 North Carolina Tar Heels 7-6 175 NR
24 Texas Longhorns 8-5 143 NR
25 Washington Huskies 9-4 142 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.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com