The Ohio State Buckeyes are no longer a unanimous No. 1 selection in the 2015 latest regular-season edition of the AP Top 25 poll after becoming the first team in history to achieve that mark in the preseason rankings. Ohio State is No. 1 in both rankings, however, checking in at the top spot in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll.
The Florida Gators, on the other hand, remain unranked in both polls. Florida is currently in the 32nd spot in the AP Top 25 (even) and 39th spot in the Coaches’ Poll (-1).
The preseason polls marked the second time since 2003 that the Gators were been ranked by AP voters to open the season, and the second time since USA Today took over the Coaches Poll in 1991 that Florida was unranked in its preseason edition.
This edition of the AP Top 25 included 10 SEC teams, the first time that mark has ever been reached by the league.
AP Top 25
1-5: Ohio State (59), Alabama, TCU, Michigan State (2), Baylor
6-10: USC, Georgia, Notre Dame, Florida State, UCLA
11-15: Clemson, Oregon, LSU, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss
16-20: Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Auburn, BYU, Arizona
21-25: Utah, Missouri, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State
Others Receiving Votes Wisconsin 79, BYU 74, Northwestern 72, Arizona State 49, Oklahoma State 30, West Virginia 23, Florida 8, Temple 8, Cincinnati 7, Kansas State 7, Minnesota 5, Louisville 4, NC State 4, Western Kentucky 3, California 2, Stanford 1
USA Today Coaches’ Poll
1-5: Ohio State (62), Alabama (1), TCU, Michigan State, Baylor
6-10: Florida State, USC, Georgia, Clemson, Notre Dame
11-15: Ole Miss, UCLA, Oregon, LSU, Auburn
16-20: Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Arizona, Texas A&M, Missouri
21-25: Utah, BYU, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Oklahoma State
Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia 49; Tennessee 43; Kansas State 39; Arizona State 36; Mississippi State 35; Duke 32; Temple 24; Miami (Fla.) 16; Boise State 14; Memphis 13; NC State 13; Kentucky 8; Minnesota 8; Florida 8; Illinois 8; California 6; Toledo 6; Iowa 5; Michigan 5; Nebraska 3; Arkansas 3; Houston 2; Pittsburgh 2; South Carolina 1; Texas Tech 1; Western Kentucky 1
Seven SEC coaches will be voting in the coaches’ poll this season: Gus Malzahn (Auburn), Les Miles (LSU), Gary Pinkel (Missouri), Mark Richt (Georgia), Nick Saban (Alabama), Steve Spurrier (South Carolina), Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M)
Miles, Richt, Saban and Spurrier all voted in 2013 and 2014 with Pinkel and Sumlin also voting in 2014.
Coaches from five of UF’s 12 opponents will be voting: Miles, Pinkel, Richt, Spurrier, Jimbo Fisher (Florida State)