FSU tops USA Today preseason Top 25; Alabama & Auburn both in top 5

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The USA Today preseason Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2013 record, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and last year’s final ranking:

1. Florida State (56) 14-0 1543 1
2. Alabama 11-2 1455 8
3. Oklahoma (3) 11-2 1382 6
4. Oregon (1) 11-2 1314 9
5. Auburn 12-2 1271 2
6. Ohio State (1) 12-2 1267 10
7. UCLA 10-3 1085 16
8. Michigan State 13-1 1050 3
9. South Carolina (1) 11-2 1009 4
10. Baylor 11-2 965 13
11. Stanford 11-3 955 10
12. Georgia 8-5 905 –
13. LSU 10-3 833 14
14. Wisconsin 9-4 654 21
15. Southern Cal 10-4 627 19
16. Clemson 11-2 535 7
17. Notre Dame 9-4 509 24
18. Arizona State 10-4 358 20
19. Mississippi 8-5 346 –
20. Texas A&M 9-4 266 18
21. Kansas State 8-5 257 –
22. Nebraska 9-4 228 25
23. North Carolina 7-6 175 –
24. Texas 8-5 143 –
25. Washington 9-4 142
Others receiving votes: Missouri 126, Florida 122, UCF 102, Mississippi State 74, Oklahoma State 56, TCU 54, Michigan 53, Iowa 49, Miami 45, Duke 41, Louisville 32, Marshall 27, BYU 18, Boise State 13, Louisiana 12, Virginia Tech 12, Texas Tech 8, Cincinnati 6, Minnesota 6, Northwestern 5, Fresno State 4, Oregon State 4, Georgia Tech 2, Houston 2, Arizona 1, Arkansas 1, Northern Illinois 1.

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