Sooners No. 7 in preseason AP poll, Cowboys unranked

Sooners No. 7 in preseason AP poll, Cowboys unranked

Sooners No. 7 in preseason AP poll, Cowboys unranked

Five Big Ten teams are ranked in the initial poll, and perhaps surprisingly the Ohio State Buckeyes are not the top-ranked team in the conference. Kansas State received 10 points (36th overall) and Iowa State eight points (37th). Ohio State was ranked fifth.

As for the rest of the AP Top-25 Poll, the Clemson Tigers check in #2 with 18 first-place votes, followed by the Georgia Bulldogs, who lost to Bama in the 2018 title game. The Knights remained in the top 25 poll for 11 consecutive weeks, finishing with a program-best No. 6 ranking at the end of the season.

Last year, for the first time in 13 years, the AP Top 25 panel of voters correctly identified the national champion in the preseason.

See the full poll here.

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks on the field against the Florida Gators before the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome on December 5, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Washington, Oklahoma, Miami, Auburn and Penn State complete the top 10.

Oklahoma, which is No. 5 in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, was the preseason pick to win the Big 12 Conference by the media and boasts seven players on the 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Team. The Badgers received one first-place vote.

- Mississippi State enters the season at No. 18, its highest preseason ranking since entering the 1981 season at No. 14.

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