Notre Dame unranked in preseason AP Poll; Michigan is #11

The Seminoles received four first-place votes and sit behind No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Ohio State.

West Virginia will start the season ranked in both major polls after the Mountaineers came in at No. 22 in the Pre-Season AP Poll that was released Monday.

Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself: Preseason AP Top 25.

In addition to Alabama, the Seminoles host No. 18 Miami on September 16 and No. 16 Louisville on October 21 and travel to No. 5 Clemson on November 11 and to No. 17 Florida on November 25.

The Gators open the season against No. 11 MI at 3:30 p.m. September 2. They also weren't ranked in the Coaches Poll released earlier this month.

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Rounding out the top 10 were Clemson, Penn State, Oklahoma, Washington, Wisconsin and Oklahoma State.

With less than two weeks remaining until a showdown between Florida State and Alabama in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game, it can officially be stated: This is the best opening-weekend game in college football history.

South Florida was the highest-ranked team from a Group of Five conference at No. 19. 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.

This last time the SEC only had one preseason Top 10 team was 2003.

Other SEC teams ranked: No. 12 Auburn, No. 13 LSU and No. 25 Tennessee. Many think they are capable of contending with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State for a Big 12 championship.


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