Published: Tue, August 21, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

OU No. 7 in Preseason AP Top 25

OU No. 7 in Preseason AP Top 25

We've got all 25 teams listed below in order, with the number of first-place votes for each team is listed. They received 42 of 61 first-place votes, including my own. According to ESPN, the preseason AP poll started in 1950 and since then only Oklahoma from 1985-87 had started #1 in three straight years until now.

For the second consecutive season, Oklahoma is ranked No. 7 in the preseason Associated Press college football poll.

The Knights were ranked No. 23 in the preseason coaches' poll released earlier this month.

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Penn State is the third Big Ten team in the top 10 at No. 10, with Michigan State at No. 11, and Michigan at No. 14. It marked the first time the program had been ranked in a preseason poll. Each week, he takes you inside the mind of an AP Top 25 voter for insight into the process, noteworthy debates, poll history and more.

Reigning national champ Alabama tops the poll. The team with the highest point total leads the rankings. It was the highest preseason rank since the team opened at No. 6 in 2004.

OU opens the 2018 season by hosting Florida Atlantic on September 1 at 11 a.m. CT at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The Crimson Tide are coming off of a 13-1 season that ended with a national title. The Big Ten is next with five teams while the Big 12 and ACC each had four.

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