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Oklahoma No. 1 in AP poll

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops speaks during media day

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops speaks during media day for the NCAA college football team in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Credit: AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki

There they go again. The Oklahoma Sooners will start the season atop the Associated Press poll for the 10th time in school history. Bob Stoops’ crew, which received 36 first-place votes, is also No.1 in the coaches poll. Alabama isn’t far behind at No.2 with 17 first-place votes, followed by Oregon, LSU and Boise State. Boise State received two first-place votes.

Last season’s national champion Auburn came in at No.23, while troubled Ohio State is ranked 18th. Notre Dame checked in at 16th, while the only Big East team in the poll, West Virginia, is 24th.

1. Oklahoma (36)
2. Alabama (17)
3. Oregon (4)
4. LSU (1)
5. Boise State (2)
6. Florida State
7. Stanford
8. Texas A&M
9. Oklahoma State
10. Nebraska
11. Wisconsin
12. South Carolina
13. Virginia Tech
14. TCU
15. Arkansas
16. Notre Dame
17. Michigan State
18. Ohio State
19. Georgia
20. Mississippi State
21. Missouri
22. Florida
23. Auburn
24. West Virginia
25. USC

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