Complete AP Poll
NEW YORK (Sports Network) - The defending national champion Alabama
Crimson Tide are still at the top of the college football world as the top-
ranked team in the preseason Associated Press poll, which was released
Alabama received 54 of 60 first-place votes and a total of 1,491 points, while
Ohio State checked in at No. 2 with three first-place votes and 1,400 points.
Boise State received its highest ranking ever in the polls in the third slot
and garnered a single first-place vote. Also receiving a single first-place
vote were fifth-ranked Texas, which lost to the Tide in last year's national
championship, and seventh-ranked Oklahoma. The Sooners are one of seven teams
to jump into the rankings after finishing unranked at the end of last season.
The Florida Gators are ranked fourth and Texas Christian sixth, while
Nebraska, Iowa and Virginia Tech round out the top 10.
Slated to be the marquee matchup of college football's opening week is a clash
between Boise State and Virginia Tech in Washington, DC. The Cornhuskers,
meanwhile, will be starting their final season in the Big 12 before joining
the Big Ten next year.
An Oregon Ducks team beset by a seemingly constant barrage of offseason
distractions starts the second ten and is followed by Wisconsin, Miami, Southern California, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, North
Carolina, Penn State and Florida State.
The Tar Heels will meet 21st-ranked Louisiana State at the Georgia Dome in
Atlanta to open their season. UNC, Arkansas and Florida State all finished the
2009 season unranked.
Also sliding into the rankings after an unranked ending to last year are 22nd-
ranked Auburn, 23rd-ranked Georgia and No. 24 Oregon State, which will take on
TCU in its season opener.
Rounding out the top 25 in its unchanged spot from last year's final poll is