The Associated Press released its Top 25 poll earlier today, making it the final major outlet to post its college football preseason poll. Oregon ranks No. 24 on the AP poll, No. 21 on the Sports Illustrated poll, No. 22 on the Amway Coaches poll and No. 25 on the CBS Sports poll.
In the AP poll, the Ducks received 218 points, as one of five Pac-12 teams to make the cut. Below is the full AP Top 25 poll, which has Stanford at No. 8, Washington at No. 14, UCLA at No. 16 and USC at No. 20. Utah and Washington State were the only other Pac-12 programs to receive votes with 74 and 68, respectively.
Rankings are determined by a points system based on how the voters ranked the teams, according to the website. Teams receive 25 points for first place votes, 24 for second and so on through the 25 teams. The panel of voters consists of 61 sports writers and broadcasters from across the country who have experience in covering college football.
The 2015 AP Top 25 preseason poll had Oregon at No. 7. The Ducks went 9-4 that season.
AP Top 25 Preseason Poll
(Pac-12 teams in bold; Number of first place votes in parenthesis)
- Alabama (33)
- Clemson (16)
- Oklahoma (4)
- Florida State (5)
- LSU (1)
- Ohio State (1)
- Michigan (1)
- Notre Dame
- Michigan State
- Oklahoma State
- North Carolina
Others receiving votes: Miami 159, Texas A&M 81, Utah 74, Washington St. 68, Boise 49, San Diego St. 46, Wisconsin 42, Auburn 22, Pittsburgh 15, Arkansas 14, Texas 12, Nebraska 11, Navy 8, Northwestern 5, W. Kentucky 4, South Florida 2, Toledo 2.