AP Poll: 6 SEC teams land in Associated Press preseason Top 25

The preseason AP Top 25  was released by the Associated Press on Monday. Six SEC teams were listed in the initial Top 25 for the upcoming 2017 football season.

It was no surprise to see Alabama as the top-rated team in the poll coming off back-to-back national title game appearances.

Earlier this month, the Crimson Tide was revealed as the top team in the Amway Coaches Poll as well.

The Associated Press began its college football poll on Oct. 19, 1936, and it is now the longest-running poll of those that award national titles at the end of the season. The preseason poll was started in 1950. 61 members members vote in the poll each week.

The final AP Poll of 2016 placed the Crimson Tide as the top SEC team at No. 2 behind national champion Clemson. LSU checked in at No. 13 after a strong performance during a bowl win against Louisville, followed closely by back-to-back SEC East winner Florida finished at No. 14. Tennessee finished at No. 22 and Auburn fell all the way to No. 24 after a Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma.

Here’s a look at the complete  2017 preseason AP Top 25:

2017 AP Top 25: Preseason poll

* note: records are from the 2016 season.

1
Alabama (52)
SEC
Record: 14-1
PV Rank

2

Points

1,513

2
Ohio State (3)
Big Ten
Record: 11-2
6
1,414
3
Florida State (4)
ACC
Record: 10-3
8
1,396
4
USC (2)
Pac-12
Record: 10-3
3
1,325
5
Clemson
ACC
Record: 14-1
1
1,201
6
Penn State
Big Ten
Record: 11-3
7
1,196
7
Oklahoma
Big 12
Record: 11-2
5
1,170
8
Washington
Pac-12
Record: 12-2
4
1,150
9
Wisconsin
Big Ten
Record: 11-3
9
926
10
Oklahoma State
Big 12
Record: 10-3
11
889
11
Michigan
Big Ten
Record: 10-3
10
881
12
Auburn
SEC
Record: 8-5
24
880
13
LSU
SEC
Record: 8-4
13
784
14
Stanford
Pac-12
Record: 10-3
12
695
15
Georgia
SEC
Record: 8-5
690
16
Louisville
ACC
Record: 9-4
21
629
17
Florida
SEC
Record: 9-4
14
624
18
Miami (FL)
ACC
Record: 9-4
20
492
19
South Florida
The American
Record: 11-2
19
327
20
Kansas State
Big 12
Record: 9-4
317
21
Virginia Tech
ACC
Record: 10-4
16
240
22
West Virginia
Big 12
Record: 10-3
18
207
23
Texas
Big 12
Record: 5-7
173
24
Washington State
Pac-12
Record: 8-5
133
25
Tennessee
SEC
Record: 9-4
22
114

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