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2015 preseason AP Poll released: Ohio State keeps top spot

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6 Pac-12 teams found their way into the AP Poll with Stanford landing at number 21

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We have less than 2 weeks to go before Stanford football returns and the Associated Press released its preseason poll this morning with the Cardinal coming in at number 21. Stanford's ranking might suggest that despite losing five games last season, the pollsters may still have confidence in Coach Shaw and Stanford's ability to compete.

The Cardinal are one of 6 Pac-12 teams to make the preseason ranking, and Stanford comes in behind Oregon (7th), USC (8th), UCLA (13th) and Arizona State (15th). Arizona is ranked right behind Stanford at (22nd) and Utah is near the top of the others receiving votes list. The Cal Bears even had 1 vote.

Stanford like many Pac-12 teams has to get through several ranked teams, in order to win the Pac 12. The Cardinal must play at USC, Arizona, UCLA, and Oregon. Those ranked conference foes are in addition to Notre Dame (11th).


Ohio State unsurprisingly kept the top spot with TCU, Alabama, and Baylor trailing right behind.

Here's the full poll:

Ranking Team Points
1 Ohio State (61) 1,525
2 TCU 1,428
3 Alabama 1,322
4 Baylor 1,263
5 Michigan State 1,256
6 Auburn 1,192
7 Oregon 1,156
8 USC 1,085
9 Georgia 991
10 Florida State 959
11 Notre Dame 873
12 Clemson 862
13 UCLA 698
14 LSU 675
15 Arizona State 605
16 Georgia Tech 588
17 Mississippi 563
18 Arkansas 410
19 Oklahoma 394
20 Wisconsin 393
21 Stanford 347
22 Arizona 311
23 Boise State 240
24 Missouri 219
25 Tennessee 114

Others Receiving Votes:

Mississippi State 100; Texas A&M 61; Oklahoma State 46; Virginia Tech 42; Utah 36; Penn State 20; Louisville 12; Cincinnati 8; Nebraska 6; Kansas State 5; NC State 4; Florida 4; Texas 3; Michigan 2; Northern Illinois 2; Brigham Young 2; West Virginia 1; California 1; Western Kentucky 1

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