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WVU ranked No. 22 in pre-season AP Poll

Alabama Camp Football College Football Odds: Alabama a clear favorite to win SEC 8/21/17
Christy Curtis | 22 August, 2017, 00:53

It all starts with the release of the preseason AP Top 25 poll, which happened on Monday afternoon.

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.

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