LSU already knew it was beginning the season ranked in the Coaches' poll, but the Tigers also got the nod in the AP Poll released on Monday morning (Aug. 20). Ed Orgeron's Tigers checked in at No. 25 in the preseason poll after they were No. 24 in the Coaches poll back on Aug. 2. The Tigers had 106 points to snag the final spot in the AP poll. LSU continues a streak of being ranked in the preseason poll that dates back to 2001, although No. 25 is the lowest the Tigers have been during that streak. Still, it continues. LSU will face four preseason top 10 opponents in 2018: No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia, No. 8 Miami and No. 9 Auburn. The Tigers also will take on No. 18 Mississippi State. The Tigers open the season on Sept. 2 against the Hurricanes in Arlington, Texas. … [Read more...] about Where does LSU rank in the 2018 preseason AP poll?
Evan Barnes Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 4:11 p.m. UTC Aug 20, 2018 Memphis ended last season ranked in the final Associated Press football poll but the Tigers will not start this season in it. The Tigers were not ranked in the AP Top 25 poll released Monday but they received three votes to finish 14th among schools receiving votes. Two Memphis opponents are in the poll with Central Florida ranked No. 21. Houston received six votes to finish ahead of Memphis. Memphis ranked No. 25 in the final AP poll last season after going 10-3. It was the second time in school history the Tigers ended a season ranked after finishing at No. 25 to end the 2014 season. Memphis also finished outside in the preseason Amway Coaches' USA TODAY Poll released earlier this month. The Tigers received 23 votes, finishing 10th among teams that finished outside the poll and the only school from Tennessee mentioned. Alabama is ranked No. 1 followed by Clemson, Georgia, Wisconsin and Ohio … [Read more...] about Memphis football unranked but receives votes in AP preseason poll
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print The defending champions once again will start the 2018 season on the top line of the Associated Press top 25 — but the Big Ten has more teams at the top than any other conference. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa holds up the championship trophy after defeating Georgia in January. AP Enlarge As expected, Alabama will be No. 1 to begin the year in the preseason poll, which the AP released Monday afternoon. The Crimson Tide is followed by Clemson at No. 2 and Georgia at No. 3. A host of Big Ten teams — five in total — cracked the top 15. Wisconsin starts the season ranked No. 4, followed by Ohio State at No. 5, Penn State at No. 10, Michigan State at No. 11, and Michigan at No. 14. The Big Ten’s five in the top 15 led all conferences. The Southeastern Conference claimed three in the top 10, as Auburn is No. 9, and the Pac-12 had three in the top 15 with Washington at No. 6, Stanford ranked … [Read more...] about Big Ten places five teams in top 15 of AP preseason poll
Alabama, as expected, will start the season No. 1 in the country in the preseason AP Top 25 poll.The defending national champions topped the poll, receiving 42 first-place votes. It's the third year in a row the Crimson Tide has opened the year at No. 1.Clemson is No. 2 with 18 first-place votes (including mine). Georgia is next, followed by Wisconsin (which got the other first-place vote) and Ohio State.Miami has the highest ranking in the state (No. 8). It's the highest the Hurricanes have been in a preseason poll since starting sixth in 2004.Florida State came in at No. 19, and UCF was 21st.Check out the full rankings here.To see how these rankings compare to the ballot I submitted, click here. … [Read more...] about Preseason AP Top 25: Bama No. 1, Miami, FSU and UCF all ranked
Dana Sulonen Detroit Free Press Published 4:04 p.m. UTC Aug 20, 2018 Both Michigan State and Michigan are in the top 15 in the preseason AP Top 25 poll, released on Monday. Michigan State is ranked 11th, while Michigan comes in at 14th. Wisconsin is the highest ranked Big Ten team, coming in at No. 4. Alabama is No. 1, followed by Clemson and Georgia. Ohio State is ranked fifth. Rounding out the top 10 is Washington, Oklahoma, Miami (Fla.), Auburn and Penn State. More: Coaches Poll: Michigan State football 12th, Michigan football 14th The complete poll is: 1. Alabama 2. Clemson 3. Georgia 4. Wisconsin 5. Ohio State 6. Washington 7. Oklahoma 8. Miami (Fla.) 9. Auburn 10. Penn State 11. Michigan State 12. Notre Dame 13. Stanford 14. Michigan 15. Southern Cal 16. TCU 17. West Virginia 18. Mississippi State 19. Florida State 20. Virginia Tech 21. UCF 22. Boise State 23. Texas 24. Oregon 25. LSU … [Read more...] about Michigan State football tops Michigan in preseason AP Poll