Florida State takes top spot in AP 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.
This season the Bowl Championship Series is being replaced by the College Football Playoff. A selection committee will pick the top four teams in the country for two national semifinals.
AP Top 25:
1. Florida State
5. Ohio State
8. Michigan State
9. South Carolina
17. Notre Dame
19. Arizona State
20. Kansas State
21. Texas A&M
23. North Caolina