College Sports – Ohio State first unanimous AP preseason No. 1 team

The program extends record of poll appearances and nears all-time mark at No. 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Buckeyes are the preseason choice as the No. 1 team in the nation. The college football coaches previously selected the Buckeyes No. 1 in their first poll of the season, the USA Today Coaches Poll. And today, the first Associated Press college football poll of the season was revealed and the Buckeyes are No. 1 in it as well.

OhioStateLogoAnd while Ohio State earned 62 of 64 first place votes in the coaches’ poll with TCU and Alabama each securing one vote apiece, the AP pollsters – a panel of media members – selected Ohio State as the unanimous No. 1 with all 61 first-place votes going to the Buckeyes. The AP preseason poll dates back to 1950 and this is the first time it has ever had a unanimous preseason No. 1 team.

No. 1 in poll appearances

Ohio State has been ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll more than any school in the nation; 839 times and nearly 50 weeks more than the team with the second-most appearances.

Ohio State is ranked No. 1 by the AP for the 96th time. Only two schools, Oklahoma (101) and Notre Dame (98) have been the AP’s No. 1 team more weeks than Ohio State.

2015 Associated Press Top 25 Poll – Preseason

1.      Ohio State

2.      TCU

3.      Alabama

4.      Baylor

5.      Michigan State

6.      Auburn

7.      Oregon

8.      USC

9.      Georgia

10.  Florida State

11.  Notre Dame

12.  Clemson

13.  UCLA

14.  LSU

15.  Arizona State

16.  Georgia Tech

17.  Mississippi

18.  Arkansas

19.  Oklahoma

20.  Wisconsin

21.  Stanford

22.  Arizona

23.  Boise State

24.  Missouri

25.  Tennessee

AP Poll: All-Time Appearances

1.      Ohio State – 839

2.      Michigan – 795

3.      Oklahoma – 769

4.      Notre Dame – 752

5.      USC – 735

AP Poll: Weeks Ranked No. 1

1.      Oklahoma – 101

2.      Notre Dame – 98

3.      Ohio State – 95

4.      USC – 91

5.      Alabama – 73

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