Florida State starts on top
(AP) — Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. The Seminoles start the season No. 1 for the sixth time after receiving 57 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel.
Second-ranked Alabama, third-ranked Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma all received one first-place vote.
Ohio State is fifth, followed by Auburn, UCLA, Michigan St., South Carolina and Baylor.
The Bowl Championship Series is being replaced this season by the College Football Playoff. A selection committee will pick the top four teams in the country for two national semifinals.