Saturday, August 18, 2012

Oklahoma Ranked No. 4 in AP Preseason Poll

AP preseason poll puts Oklahoma No. 4: Southern California is No. 1 in the AP Top 25, tossing off the weight of NCAA sanctions and returning to a familiar place in the rankings - with a boost from LSU's problems.

USC earned the top spot in The Associated Press' preseason college football poll for the seventh time in school history and the first time in five seasons, edging out No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 LSU.

The Trojans received 25 of a possible 60 first-place votes from a media panel in a close vote. USC received 1,445 points. Defending national champion Alabama had 17 first-place votes and 1,411 points while LSU, the Crimson Tide's SEC rival, got 16 first-place votes and 1,402 points.

Oklahoma was fourth with a single first-place vote and Oregon was fifth. Michigan, at No. 8, received the only other first-place vote. (AP/

AP Top 10:
Team (1st place votes) points
1 Southern Cal (25) 1,445
2 Alabama (17) 1,411
3 LSU (16) 1,402
4 Oklahoma (1) 1,286
5 Oregon 1,274
6 Georgia 1,107
7 Florida St. 1,093
8 Michigan (1) 1,000
9 South Carolina 994
10 Arkansas 963

Full Ranking Here.
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