Defending champ Florida State lead Top 25 in AP preseason poll
Florida State tops AP's preseason poll of the top 25 NCAA teams
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Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.
The Seminoles will start the season No. 1 for the sixth time -- the first since 1999 when they became the first team to hold the top spot for the entire season.
Florida State received 57 of 60 first-place votes Sunday from the media panel. No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma each received one first-place vote. Ohio State is No. 5 and Auburn is No. 6.
Winston, the Heisman Trophy winner last season as a redshirt freshman, led Florida State to a 34-31 victory against Auburn in the last BCS national championship game.