Takeaways from 2019 preseason AP Top 25

Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney smiles during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals Wednesday

Joining Oklahoma and Texas as ranked teams in the Big 12 is Iowa State (21). Miami, Virginia, and Virginia Tech all received votes, but none were enough to crack the rankings.

The AP poll was released Monday afternoon.

As you can see, the most "important" players in college football are the quarterbacks of the College Football Playoff contending teams that are not on Alabama, Clemson or Georgia - the three most proven teams.

College football is kicking off this Saturday, and while the MI football team doesn't play until Saturday, Aug. 31, the first official AP Top 25 poll has been released.

The Crimson Tide, coming off a 44-16 loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship, is No. 2. OU ranked ahead of Ohio State, LSU, Michigan, Florida, Notre Dame and Texas to round out the top-10.

For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The A.P. preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank.

Weber State was slotted ninth in the preseason poll with 432 points.

James Franklin's program is one of seven Big Ten teams listed in the preseason AP Top 25 poll. TCU is the top Big 12 team among those receiving votes with 57 points (31st overall).

Coach Kirby Smart's Bulldog squad will open their season on the road on Saturday, August 31, when they travel to Nashville to take on SEC East division foe Vanderbilt.

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