Posted by: John Moss, Tulsa's Channel 8 Sports - email
The OSU Cowboys are once again the top ranked team in the Big 12, coming in at No. 13 in the AP Preseason Top 25 Poll. Other Big 12 teams to make the Top 25 include No. 15 Texas, No. 16 Oklahoma, and No. 20 TCU.
Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two - at No. 1.
Nick Saban and the two-time defending national champion Crimson Tide will try to become the first team to win three straight national titles.
Much like the BCS championship game against Notre Dame, the vote was an Alabama landslide. The Tide received 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel to easily outdistance No. 2 Ohio State and match Florida in 2009 for the highest percentage of first-place votes received in the 63-year history of the preseason rankings.
The Buckeyes received one first-place vote.
Oregon is No. 3, followed by Stanford and Georgia, which received the other first-place vote.
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