AP poll: SEC domination continues

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The Associated Press has released its preseason top 25 poll and, not surprisingly, the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes reclaim the top spot.

For local fans, both Georgia and Georgia Tech made the cut, with the Bulldogs coming in at No. 9 and the Yellow Jackets and No. 16.

TCU comes in at No. 2, followed by Alabama – the highest-ranked SEC school.

In all, eight SEC teams are in the top 25 – more than any other conference – making up nearly one-third of the poll.

The Pac-12, led by No. 7 Oregon, has six schools in the rankings, followed by the Big Ten (3) Big 12 (3) and ACC (3) and the Mountain West (Boise State). Notre Dame is independent.

Below is the complete list.

1          Ohio State

2          TCU

3          Alabama

4          Baylor

5          Michigan State

6          Auburn

7          Oregon

8          USC

9          Georgia

10       Florida State

11       Notre Dame

12       Clemson

13       UCLA

14       LSU

15       Arizona State

16       Georgia Tech

17       Mississippi

18       Arkansas

19       Oklahoma

20       Wisconsin

21       Stanford

22       Arizona

23       Boise State

24       Missouri

25       Tennessee

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