Irish Debut At #17 In Coaches Poll

Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches’ poll.

Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes. Rounding out the top five werE Oklahoma, Oregon and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season.

Ohio State was sixth, UCLA seventh, Michigan State eighth, South Carolina ninth and Baylor 10th.

The Southeastern Conference had five of the top 13 teams in the poll, with No. 12 Georgia and No. 13 LSU joining Alabama, Auburn and South Carolina.

Oklahoma received three first-place votes. Oregon, Ohio State and South Carolina received one first-place vote each.
Record    Pts  Pvs
1.  Florida  State  (56)            14-0    1543      1
2.  Alabama                          11-2    1455      8
3.  Oklahoma  (3)                  11-2    1382      6
4.  Oregon  (1)                      11-2    1314      9
5.  Auburn                            12-2    1271      2
6.  Ohio  State  (1)                12-2    1267    10
7.  UCLA                              10-3    1085    16
8.  Michigan  State                13-1    1050      3
9.  South  Carolina  (1)           11-2    1009      4
10.  Baylor                              11-2      965    13
11.  Stanford                            11-3      955    10
12.  Georgia                            8-5      905      —
13.  LSU                                 10-3      833    14
14.  Wisconsin                        9-4      654    21
15.  Southern  Cal                   10-4      627    19
16.  Clemson                          11-2      535      7
17.  Notre  Dame                     9-4      509    24
18.  Arizona  State                  10-4      358    20
19.  Mississippi                        8-5      346      —
20.  Texas  A&M                       9-4      266    18
21.  Kansas  State                   8-5      257      —
22.  Nebraska                          9-4      228    25
23.  North  Carolina                   7-6      175      —
24.  Texas                                8-5      143      —
25.  Washington                       9-4      142      —
Others receiving votes: Missouri 126, Florida 122, UCF 102, Mississippi State 74, Oklahoma State 56, TCU 54, Michigan 53, Iowa 49, Miami 45, Duke 41, Louisville 32, Marshall 27, BYU 18, Boise State 13, Louisiana 12, Virginia Tech 12, Texas Tech 8, Cincinnati 6, Minnesota 6, Northwestern 5, Fresno State 4, Oregon State 4, Georgia Tech 2, Houston 2, Arizona 1, Arkansas 1, Northern Illinois 1.

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