Coming off their first national tile in more than a decade, the Ohio State Buckeyes became the first team in history to receive a unanimous preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 poll, which has been around since 1950. The Buckeyes also received 62 of 64 possible first-place votes in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll.
The Florida Gators, on the other hand, will enter the season unranked in both polls for the second straight season. Florida opens the 2015 season in the 36th spot in the AP Top 25 and 48th spot in the Coaches’ Poll. The Gators were one of 11 teams to receive AP votes (four) and one of 13 to be on the ballots of coaches (two).
As such, it is the second time since 2003 that the Gators have not 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 is unranked in its preseason edition.