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  • Coaches rank UO fourth in first poll

    Defending champion FSU voted to top spot
  • The University of Oregon received one first place vote and was picked fourth in the preseason Amway coaches' poll released on Thursday.
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  • The University of Oregon received one first place vote and was picked fourth in the preseason Amway coaches' poll released on Thursday.
    The Ducks, who return Heisman Trophy candidate Marcus Mariota, finished 11-2 last season and defeated Texas in the Alamo Bowl.
    Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1.
    Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes. Rounding out the top five were Oklahoma and Auburn with the first-ever playoff looming at the end season.
    Ohio State was sixth, UCLA seventh, Michigan State eighth, South Carolina ninth and Baylor 10th.
    The Southeastern Conference had five of the top 13 teams in the poll, with No. 12 Georgia and No. 13 LSU joining Alabama, Auburn and South Carolina.
    Oklahoma received three first-place votes. Oregon, Ohio State and South Carolina received one first-place vote each.
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