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Michigan State is No. 8 in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 college football poll, which was released Sunday.

Michigan is unranked, though it did receive votes to collect 19 points.

The Spartans are coming off a season in which they were 13-1, including victories over Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game, and Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Michigan State finished last season ranked No. 3, after opening the season unranked.

Defending national champion Florida State is the preseason No. 1, followed by Alabama, Oregon, and Oklahoma. Oregon hosts Michigan State on Sept. 6 in Eugene.

Ohio State checks in at No. 5 — one of four Big Ten teams in the preseason poll. Wisconsin is No. 14, and Nebraska is No. 22.

The AP Top 25

Record

Pts

Pv

1. Florida State (57)

14-0

1,496

1

2. Alabama (1)

11-2

1,361

7

3. Oregon (1)

11-2

1,334

9

4. Oklahoma (1)

11-2

1,324

6

5. Ohio State

12-2

1,207

12

6. Auburn

12-2

1,198

2

7. UCLA

10-3

1,106

16

8. Michigan State

13-1

1,080

3

9. South Carolina

11-2

1,015

4

10. Baylor

11-2

966

13

11. Stanford

11-3

885

11

12. Georgia

8-5

843

NR

13. LSU

10-3

776

14

14. Wisconsin

9-4

637

22

15. Southern Cal

10-4

626

19

16. Clemson

11-2

536

8

17. Notre Dame

9-4

445

21

18. Mississippi

8-5

424

NR

19. Arizona State

10-4

357

20

20. Kansas State

8-5

242

NR

21. Texas A&M

9-4

238

18

22. Nebraska

9-4

226

NR

23. North Carolina

7-6

194

NR

24. Missouri

12-2

134

5

25. Washington

9-4

130

25

Others receiving votes: UCF 94, Florida 87, Texas 86, Duke 71, Iowa 68, Louisville 48, Marshall 41, Oklahoma State 37, Virginia Tech 26, TCU 23, Mississippi State 22, Michigan 19, Texas Tech 19, Miami 16, Cincinnati 15, Boise St. 10, Oregon State 10, BYU 8, Northwestern 8, Penn State 5, Navy 2, Vanderbilt 2, Louisiana 1, Nevada 1, Utah St. 1.