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Overhauled 2014 Coaches Poll Top 25 here, topped by Florida State

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The poll formerly attached to the BCS has the defending national champions ranked right where they left off. It remains to be seen whether preseason top 25 rankings influence the College Football Playoff selection committee.

College football's first major preseason top 25 poll of 2014 is out, released by USA Today. As expected, Florida State takes the No. 1 spot, followed by a mix of SEC, Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Oregon.

Rank Team (click to visit SB Nation team site) Points First-place votes
1 Florida State 1543 56
2 Alabama 1455 0
3 Oklahoma 1382 3
4 Oregon 1314 1
5 Auburn 1271 0
6 Ohio State 1267 1
7 UCLA 1085 0
8 Michigan State 1050 0
9 South Carolina 1009 1
10 Baylor 965 0
11 Stanford 955 0
12 Georgia 905 0
13 LSU 833 0
14 Wisconsin 654 0
15 USC 627 0
16 Clemson 535 0
17 Notre Dame 509 0
18 Arizona State 358 0
19 Ole Miss 346 0
20 Texas A&M 266 0
21 Kansas State 257 0
22 Nebraska 228 0
23 North Carolina 175 0
24 Texas 143 0
25 Washington 142 0
    Also receiving votes: Missouri 126; Florida 122; Central Florida 102; Mississippi State 74; Oklahoma State 56; TCU 54; Michigan 53; Iowa 49; Miami (Fla.) 45; Duke 41; Louisville 32; Marshall 27; Brigham Young 18; Boise State 13; Louisiana-Lafayette 12; Virginia Tech 12; Texas Tech 8; Minnesota 6; Cincinnati 6; Northwestern 5; Oregon State 4; Fresno State 4; GeorgiaTech 2; Houston 2; Arkansas 1; Arizona 1; Northern Illinois 1.

If you don't like where your team ranks here, you might prefer Spencer Hall's pandering top 25 or the corgi top 25.

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A few things to know about the 2014 Coaches Poll, other than who ranks where:

1. The Coaches Poll, theoretically voted on by coaches (the 2014 list), no longer determines anything that happens on the field. It's now separate from the BCS standings. This is in part because the BCS no longer exists. The only rankings that now factor into competition are those produced by the Playoff selection committee beginning in October, though we'll have to wait and see how much those are swayed by the AP and Coaches polls.

2. The Coaches Poll does still determine who wins the beloved crystal football, which will tend to become one of many items that accompany the new national championship trophy. The crystal football will try to convince you of its indefatigable majesty, though.

3. This poll is now sponsored by Amway. Yes, there are many jokes about this fact.