2014 Preseason Amway Coaches Poll Released; FSU No. 1

By Kevin Kelley -
Florida State Seminoles

FSU is No. 1 in the preseason Coaches Poll. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2014 Preseason Amway Coaches Poll has been released and the Florida State Seminoles top the rankings. FSU received 56 first place votes and 1,543 total points.

Alabama comes in at number two. The Crimson Tide received no first place votes and 1,455 points overall. Oklahoma follows in third place with three first place votes and 1,382 points.

The Oregon Ducks, 4th in the rankings, received one first place vote, as did the sixth place Ohio State Buckeyes.

The SEC leads all conferences with seven teams in the Top 25 poll, including three in the Top 10. The Pac-12 is second with six teams, followed by the Big 12 and Big Ten with four each. Listed below is the full conference breakdown:

  • SEC – 7
  • Pac-12 – 6
  • Big 12 – 4
  • Big Ten – 4
  • ACC – 3
  • Indep. – 1

The complete 2014 Preseason Amway Coaches Top 25 Poll is listed below:

1. Florida State
2. Alabama
3. Oklahoma
4. Oregon
5. Auburn
6. Ohio State
7. UCLA
8. Michigan State
9. South Carolina
10. Baylor
11. Stanford
12. Georgia
13. LSU
14. Wisconsin
15. USC
16. Clemson
17. Notre Dame
18. Arizona State
19. Ole Miss
20. Texas A&M
21. Kansas State
22. Nebraska
23. North Carolina
24. Texas
25. Washington

Others Receiving Votes

Missouri 126; Florida 122; Central Florida 102; Mississippi State 74; Oklahoma State 56; TCU 54; Michigan 53; Iowa 49; Miami (Fla.) 45; Duke 41; Louisville 32; Marshall 27; Brigham Young 18; Boise State 13; Louisiana-Lafayette 12; Virginia Tech 12; Texas Tech 8; Minnesota 6; Cincinnati 6; Northwestern 5; Oregon State 4; Fresno State 4; GeorgiaTech 2; Houston 2; Arkansas 1; Arizona 1; Northern Illinois 1.

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

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14 Comments to 2014 Preseason Amway Coaches Poll Released; FSU No. 1

  1. Dan said....

    Texas being ranked is pretty silly. But, preseason polls are all about name recognition and what you did last season. TCU would be my surprise team – someone not ranked who I think will be in the top 20 by the end. They play 10 games inside the state of Texas and finally get 5 Big 12 home games.

    July 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm
  2. Josh said....

    1) I think it’s hilarous that Stanford can keep beating Oregon and UCLA, yet they are always picked behind those teams in the preseason. Just proves that fans like glitz and glamor over all else.

    2) North Carolina again ranked. Let’s see how many games they’ll lose again this season. They can’t even beat Georgia Tech.

    3) Texas is ranked 24th. Proof that preseason rankings are all about sales and generating interest among the mass fan bases.

    4) Ole Miss ranked 19th? What a joke.

    July 31, 2014 at 3:23 pm
  3. GEG said....

    Texas A&M being rank is a joke!!! No QB, No Defense. I don’t care whose the coach. Too much SEC favoritism

    July 31, 2014 at 3:46 pm
  4. Jeff said....

    Arkansas? Coming off 3-9? How could anyone vote them #25?

    July 31, 2014 at 7:57 pm
  5. Graham said....

    Notre Dame on there? What a joke! Florida getting votes? They went 4-8 and lost to GSU.
    Y’all better watch out for Georgia Tech though. Justin Thomas the new QB is the real deal.

    August 1, 2014 at 1:45 am
    • Atlanta_Mafia said....

      Two things: Florida got some votes but didn’t get into the Top25 and they didn’t lose to GSU last year – they lost to Georgia Southern…those are two different schools.

      August 3, 2014 at 11:56 pm
  6. JC said....

    Well the thing to remember is, my friends, is that the claim is that it’s not based on the past season or seasons (which more often than not is absolute bull) and of course power conference teams will be shown favoritism whether it’s deserving or not. Plus preseason rankings is all guess work for the most part, look at last season preseason rankings compared to final. Notice anything? So don’t put too much stock in it for a lot of things “WILL” change throughout the course of the season. One thing before I rap this up, Texas A&M #20? Really? They have way too many questions to answer before I’d put them in any possible top 25 list, not saying they don’t have a chance to cause some problems for some big teams in the SEC but honestly though this is just proof of SEC favoritism. Lets see how the season plays out before you guys kneel for your SEC Lords of Football!

    August 1, 2014 at 2:14 am
  7. Jon Dailey said....

    I can not believe that UNC was listed in top 25.They will start fast and fade faster than a setting sun.Must be UNC logo ‘s familiarity got them a few votes.No it is all the Amway distributors who attended UNC -Ch

    August 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm
  8. blake said....

    Nebraska AND North Carolina in front of UW!!!???? I’m a life long Tar Heels fan and UW fan but come on, really?

    August 2, 2014 at 4:34 am
  9. Lalalalav said....

    Where the heck is Penn State? Not even a vote.

    August 2, 2014 at 9:45 pm
  10. Grorq said....

    This is the Coaches Poll. They do not rank teams that are on probation.

    August 2, 2014 at 9:56 pm
  11. Grorq said....

    It’s also fitting and convenient to announce the most irrelevant poll first.

    August 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm
  12. Tim said....

    Why us Miami not in the conversation for TOP 25? WE ARE A “TOP 15″ TEAM AND WILL SHOW IT THIS YEAR IF WE GET OUR QUARTERBACK SITUATION STRAIGHT!!! IF I WAS GOLDEN I WOULD START “BRAD KAAYA” FROM GAME ONE. HE WILL SHOW THAT HE IS THE STARTING QUARTERBACK. RYAN WILLIAMS IS INCONSISTENT. AND DUKE JOHNSON #8 WILL BE A HEISMAN TOP 3 CANDIDATE. WATCH!!!!

    August 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm

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