2013 Preseason AP Top 25 College Football Poll Released

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Ohio State is 2nd in the 2013 Preseason AP Poll. (Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2013 preseason AP Top 25 College Football Poll has been released and the Alabama Crimson Tide top the rankings. Alabama received 58 first place votes and 1,498 total points.

Ohio State comes in at 2nd in the AP Poll. The Buckeyes received one first place vote and 1,411 points. Oregon, Stanford, and Georgia round out the Top 5. Georgia received the only other first place vote.

The Top 5 of the AP Poll is exactly the same as the Top 5 of the preseason Coaches Poll, which was released on August 1.

The SEC leads all conferences with six teams in the AP Top 25 poll. The Big Ten and Pac-12 are tied for second with five teams. Listed below is the full conference breakdown:

  • SEC – 6
  • Big Ten – 5
  • Pac-12 – 5
  • Big 12 – 4
  • ACC – 2
  • American – 1
  • MWC – 1
  • Indep. – 1

The complete 2013 Preseason AP Top 25 Football Poll is listed below (first place votes; total points):

1. Alabama (58) 1,498
2. Ohio State (1) 1,365
3. Oregon 1,335
4. Stanford 1,294
5. Georgia (1) 1,249
6. South Carolina 1,154
7. Texas A&M 1,104
8. Clemson 1,083
9. Louisville 1,042
10. Florida 894
11. Florida State 845
12. LSU 802
13. Oklahoma State 755
14. Notre Dame 748
15. Texas 677
16. Oklahoma 579
17. Michigan 531
18. Nebraska 382
19. Boise State 328
20. TCU 323
21. UCLA 286
22. Northwestern 199
23. Wisconsin 185
24. USC 134
25. Oregon State 129

Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 95, Baylor 92, Virginia Tech 86, Miami 85, Arizona St. 53, Kansas St. 43, Fresno St. 36, Vanderbilt 19, Washington 17, N. Illinois 16, Mississippi 11, Utah St. 8, Georgia Tech 6, Arizona 3, Cincinnati 3, North Carolina 3, Penn St. 2, BYU 1.

What do you think of the poll? Is your team ranked? Let us know in the comments below.

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22 Comments to 2013 Preseason AP Top 25 College Football Poll Released



  2. Eric

    Well the Stage is Set but people Remeber on 9-7-13 it’s a VERY Bigger game between #1 Alabama VS. #7 Texas A&M which is Huge and that Ladies and Gentelmen will be the Change of History, will the Tide Roll through the Aggies, Or does history repeat itself and the Aggies of Texas A&M give Alabama there first Lost Again?

  3. Dave

    That game between Alabama and A&M is Huge but if Manziel is not allowed to play due to investigation and Bama wins people will say its because of him not there, if he is allowed to play and A&M wins and then has to forfeit all wins with him playing then Bama will have an asterisk on their record for that game, if A&M wins outright with him in then have to see how season plays out, If Bama wins with him in then same scenario as alot of games left on schedule. The AP poll has one ? mark and that is Louisville how do they get ranked ahead of LSU who has a much tougher schedule than an AAC schedule. LSU has to play ranked teams in Bama, Florida, Georgia, A&M, not ranked OLE Miss and Miss State. Compared to Cincinnatti, Kentucky, Central Florida, Temple, Rutgers etc there is no comparison to LSU and Lousiville’s schedule it will all play itself out once season starts and loss by Louisville early and they will tumble down fast especially if that loss is to an unranked team. Louisville should be ranked but not that high up.

  4. Matt miller

    If nebraska wood only wim the big ten championship I wood be happy as a clam and I hope we chush all teams that face us true red #likeaboss

  5. Chuck

    Now will there be a 4 team playoff this year or is it next year? If there was a 4 team playoff last year who would it have been? Is it the top 4 BCS teams? That would have made it Notre Dame, ‘Bama, Florida and Oregon. I think Stanford would have good reason to gripe since they beat Oregon and won the PAC 12 but I’m sure other teams would have had beef too. It should go to at least a 8 team system or a 12 team where the top 4 have bye in 1st round.

    • The 4-team playoff begins after the 2014 regular-season. The teams will be picked by a selection committee, so it won’t necessarily be the top 4 in the polls.

      College Football Playoff Schedule

    • The playoffs start in the 2014 season. I think it should have 6 teams, so the top 2 can get a bye, like they used to go to the Title game. First round can be played during Week 16 (week after conference championships).

    • Herm

      The 4-team playoff format is not much better than the current system, just a 4-team beauty pageant instead a 2-team one. I would favor a 10-team format between the ten conference champions. You would need to start with a championship game for all ten conferences, then the champs of the MWC, MAC, CUSA and Sun Belt would play each other in the first round while the champs of the six bigger conferences have a bye week. The two first-round winners would play the two top-ranked major conference teams in the second round, and so on. My only problem is I haven’t figured out what to do with independents. Maybe ND and BYU would be required to have at least some affiliation with a conference to qualify for a playoff birth? A 4-team selection-by-committee format still sucks, just not as bad as the BCS.

  6. Eddie87

    Sec baby we going to do it again this year maybe my gamecocks can run the table this year

  7. Joshua


  8. Panthera

    SC Dirt Peckers are the Duck Dynasty of college football. Go home, dirty birds!

  9. canesguy

    GO CANES!! Surprised so many college football critics say how good Miami will be this year but could not get enough votes for top 25. I guess Canes fans will have to wait until week 2 when we host the Gators and put a hurt on the supposed #10 team in the country in Miami!
    Cannot wait for season to start!

  10. greg

    its always the same dern teams every year, YAWN, and and there will be a 2 loss SEC ranked ahead of an undefeated, notre dame is trash, the bcs is trash, the ncaa is trash, everyone cheats and steals, these people are ruining our great country.

    • G'd Up

      This country was founded on cheating and stealing. What do you think the pilgrims were doing when they shaking hands with the Indians. Oh by the way go Noles!

  11. tammy

    Alabama only has two ranked teams on their schedule this year and they almost never play Florida or Georgia unless one of them makes it to the SEC championship game

  12. james granberry

    Your grammar indicates that you must be an aggie fan.

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