FSU Ranked Third In Preseason AP Poll

FSU Ranked Third In Preseason AP Poll

Nick Saban doesn't have much use for preseason rankings.

West Virginia also will see a number of other ranked programs on its schedule with No. 7 Oklahoma, No. 10 Oklahoma State, No. 19 Kansas State and No. 23 Texas.

Francois completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 3,350 yards with 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions during his first season as a starter a year ago. A lot of the same team is returning in 2017 and Jesse Ertz now has another year under his belt as a quarterback. Many think they are capable of contending with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State for a Big 12 championship.

Oklahoma was the preseason pick to win the Big 12 Conference by the media and boasts five players on the 2017 Preseason All-Big 12 Team.

The preseason Associated Press Top 25 Poll was released Tuesday morning and the Broncos were not one of the 25 teams included.

The Crimson Tide received 52 first-place votes to lead in a romp, with the next three teams (Ohio State, Florida State, USC) receiving a combined nine first-place tallies. Ohio State comes in second just ahead of third-place Florida State. Southern California and defending national champion Clemson rounded out the top five. That is the longest such streak in AP Poll history. Yes, while Sep. 2 has the Week 1 games that everyone is talking about, there are five games being played on August 26, getting the 2017 college football season officially kicked off.

Truly, the only surprises for me were Oklahoma State being ranked lower than Oklahoma, Michigan not being top 10, Texas being ranked and also Tennessee cracking the top 25.

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