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