With college football only two weeks away and the full return of football into our living rooms nearing closer and closer, the USC Trojans earned the top spot in the preseason college football poll for the seventh time and the first time in five seasons. They beat out the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide and #3 LSU Tigers for the top spot. The Trojans are the favorites to win the PAC-12 and make it to this year’s national title game in Miami Gardens, FL at Sun Life Stadium.
Here’s the entire poll:
|1||Southern Cal (25)||10-2||1,445||6|
Others Teams who Received Votes: Notre Dame 83, Washington 55, Auburn 53, North Carolina 32, Utah 30, Georgia Tech 25, BYU 22, Tennessee 15, South Florida 11, Baylor 9, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Cincinnati 3, Missouri 3, N.C. State 3, Houston 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Mississippi St. 1, N. Illinois 1.
Some other notes and tidbits:
AP Top 25 poll by conference: SEC & Big 12 6 teams each, Big 10 (5), ACC (3), Pac-12 (3), Big East (1), MWC (1)
The SEC has five of top 10 teams and six in the entire AP preseason Top 25
Its also the fifth straight year that the SEC has had two teams in the AP preseason top five
In the last 10 years, 10 teams in the preseason Top 10 finished the season unranked
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