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WSU ranked No. 24 in AP Top 25 preseason poll

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This is the first preseason AP ranking for WSU since 2002.

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The Washington State Cougars will begin the 2017 college football season as the No. 24 ranked team in the country, according to the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll released today.

The Cougs, who landed at No. 26 in the Coaches Poll earlier this month, received 133 points on the 62 ballots, placing them ahead of Tennessee (25) and one spot behind Texas (23). This is the first time WSU landed on a preseason AP Top 25 poll since the 2002 season, when they debuted at No. 11.

As expected, Alabama is the No. 1 team in the country, followed by Ohio State (2), Florida State (3), USC (4) and Clemson (5). The Pac-12 is also represented by Washington (8) and Stanford (14) in the Top 25. Utah (27), Boise State (29), Oregon (33), Colorado (35) and UCLA (37) also received votes in the preseason poll.

Here’s the entire Top 25 released today.

AP Top 25 Poll

RK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
RK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Alabama 1-0 1524 1
2 Ohio State 1-0 1445 2
3 Clemson 1-0 1317 5
4 Penn State 1-0 1303 6
5 Oklahoma 1-0 1253 7
6 USC 1-0 1224 4
7 Washington 1-0 1083 8
8 Michigan 1-0 1051 11
9 Wisconsin 1-0 979 9
10 Florida State 0-1 976 3
11 Oklahoma State 1-0 950 10
12 LSU 1-0 898 13
13 Auburn 1-0 873 12
14 Stanford 1-0 772 14
15 Georgia 1-0 685 15
16 Miami 1-0 537 18
17 Louisville 1-0 529 16
18 Virginia Tech 1-0 490 21
19 Kansas State 1-0 398 20
20 WSU 1-0 216 24
21 South Florida' 2-0 207 19
22 Florida 0-1 164 17
23 TCU 1-0 154 --
24 Notre Dame 1-0 141 --
25 Tennessee 1-0 124 25