All of those teams deserve to be ranked that high, but it would certainly be cool to see K-State football climb up the rankings and make it into the top five this season. Preseason darling USC sits fourth and the Trojans even received two first place votes.
FSU's No. 3 ranking solidifies next weekend's season opener between Alabama and the Seminoles (7 p.m., September 2 in Atlanta) as the first Top-3 matchup to take place on the opening weekend of the season.
So, while the Buckeyes came in ahead of the Seminoles in the top 25, FSU actually received more first-place votes.
Alabama opens the season against Florida State in Atlanta on September 2.
Being able to finish anywhere in the Associated Press poll on the other hand has proved elusive for the Bulldogs the last two seasons. They are ranked No. 20 in the USA Today coaches poll. 2 game to start the season No. 1 vs. No. 2.
The Tide also opened No. 1 in the AP poll under Saban in 2010, '13 and '16.
A top 5 national ranking to begin 2017 comes as no surprise for Florida State.
This last time the SEC only had one preseason Top 10 team was 2003. The Clemson Tigers, who beat Alabama in last year's title game behind since-departed star quarterback Deshaun Watson, will open the campaign ranked fifth nationally. It will be Florida's first non-conference regular-season game played outside of the state since 1991. MI is No. 11, followed by Auburn, LSU, Stanford, Georgia, Louisville, Florida, Miami, South Florida, Kansas State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Texas, Washington State and Tennessee.
Heavy rain is forecast across the south-west Saturday night and will gradually move up over the rest of the country. There will be a risk of low visibility in coastal and hill areas due to patches of rain, drizzle and fog.
Meanwhile, sidelined AIADMK deputy general secretary TTV Dinakaran held deliberations with supporters at his residence here. One faction led by Chief Minister Palaniswamy and the other by former Chief Minister and rebel leader O Pannerselvam.
Among other Asian markets, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 0.09 per cent while Japan's Nikkei shed 0.13 per cent. On similar lines, the National Stock Exchange index Nifty dropped by 73.95 points or 0.74 per cent to 9,830.20.
He had a remarkable chemistry with his audience - that's what made him such an incredible professional and why he was so loved. He also said he was "honoured" to have known and worked with Sir Bruce and "to have had my life touched by such greatness".
The four-tournament FedEx Cup playoffs begin with the top-125 finishers qualifying for this week's Northern Trust event in NY . And it got better when Siem battled his way through to the final to take on Otaegui, a rapidly-improving young Spanish golfer.
The Iraqi air force dropped leaflets over the city warning people to "prepare" for the latest assault. She also called upon the advancing Iraqi force to rescue the enslaved Izadis "as soon as possible".
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver starts 18th Saturday night in the NASCAR Cup event, a grueling 500-lap affair. Of course, no one has ever disputed Busch's talent. " Erik Jones put up a whale of a fight", said Busch.
MPs who approved the £29m renovation project claim they weren't informed that Big Ben would be out of action for so long. However, it will still sound on big occasions such as New Year's Day and Remembrance Sunday.
He lived the American dream
Writer-actor Marlon Wayans, Will & Grace's Sean Hayes and stand-up comedian Dane Cook referred to Lewis as a hero and mentor. Lewis, at right, joined late singer and actor Dean Martin to become a comic duo of worldwide fame early in their careers.
Dodgers get OF Granderson in trade with Mets
The Dodgers made room for Granderson by optioning former All Star centerfielder Joc Pederson to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Granderson, 36, was acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers late Friday night.
Android O' set for official launch in US
The company is certainly using the awe of this upcoming astronomical event to debut its next generation mobile operating system. To date, Google hasn't officially disclosed what the "O" in " Android O " stands for, while many believe it could be Oreo .
Suspects in hair stylist stabbing brought back to Chicago
Microbiologist Lathem, who has since been sacked by Northwestern University, plans to plead not guilty, according to his lawyer. Toller said Lathem then yelled at Warren, who was standing in a nearby doorway, and asked him for help.
All Blacks Great Colin Meads Dies At 81
World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper, cricket star Brendon McCullum and WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker also paid their respects. He never backed down from any challenge or fight, and that's why he was not only a great player, but a great New Zealander.
Monuments Fight Heats Up in Capital of the Confederacy
Corey Booker , D- New Jersey, announced he plans to introduce legislation to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. The demonstrators had gathered in the college town to protest the removal of a statue of Lee from a public park.
Young Girls Found Dead in Maryland Home
Williams has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of second-degree murder, Mail Online reports . The scene was heartbreaking to police; counseling services are being offered to those who responded to the home.
Umpires in Detroit take stand against verbal abuse
There's often arguments between team players and umpires, managers and umpires, and coaches and umpires, that's part of the game. Ausmus added that he felt it was ironic that the umpires were wearing white armbands when players aren't allowed to wear those.