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FSU Ranked Third In Preseason AP Poll

FSU Ranked Third In Preseason AP Poll

The other three state teams line up from No. 17-19.

At SEC Media Days, Auburn was picked to finish second in the SEC West and the Tigers received the second-most votes to win the conference.

Georgia hosts Appalachian State (6:15 p.m., ESPN) to begin the season.

Oklahoma State drew a preseason ranking for the fifth time in the past seven seasons, which is the best stretch in program history.

Florida owns the nation's longest season-opening winning streak of 27 games but was drubbed 41-7 by MI in the Citrus Bowl to end the 2015 season, one of the Gators' worst showings since McElwain took over as coach of the program.

Monday's reveal marks the eighth time in the last 21 seasons (the post-Lou Holtz Era at Notre Dame) in which the Irish were unranked by the Associated Press in the preseason. Alabama's ten AP national titles lead the way, with Notre Dame sitting second with eight. 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.

That's the same ranking Georgia landed in the coaches' preseason poll that came out earlier this month. The matchup features the highest-ranked teams in a season opener since the AP started a preseason poll in 1950. The Bulldogs, of course, won the national championship that season.

Sitting there at the top is, to no one's surprise, Alabama.

Kansas State will enter the football season as a ranked team for the first time since 2014.

So now, with the release of the 2017 AP Poll, let the debate begin!



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