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Defending national champs Florida State No. 1 in AP pre-season poll
Defending national champs Florida State No. 1 in AP pre-season poll

Florida State, for what it's worth these days, was an overwhelming pick for No. 1 in Sunday's release of the Associated Press pre-season college football poll. The Seminoles garnered 57 of the available 60 first place votes. Florida State is followed by Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma and Ohio State. Auburn is sixth followed by UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor. USC is No. 15. We temper the poll release news because Florida State is an obvious No. 1 choice, coming off a 14-0 season in which it returns Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston. Also, the venerated AP poll won't have the same impact in college football's new era of the four-team...