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Oklahoma No. 1 in coaches poll

The first USA Today coaches poll was released and as expected Oklahoma grabbed the No.1 ranking. The Sooners boast 29 players returning who have starting experience. Alabama was second, while last season’s BCS national championship runner up Oregon was third. Last seasons’ BCS champ Auburn came in at 19th, while Notre Dame, under second-year coach Brian Kelly, checked in at 18th.

The Fighting Irish are one of five teams that didn’t finish last season in the coaches poll. Georgia, Florida, Texas and Penn State are the others.

1. Oklahoma (1454)
2. Alabama (1414)
3. Oregon (1309)
4. LSU (1296)
5. Florida State (1116)
6. Stanford (1101)
7. Boise State (1065)
8. Oklahoma State (933)
9. Texas A&M (885)
10. Wisconsin (829)
11. Nebraska (814)
12. South Carolina (779)
13. Virginia Tech (767)
14. Arkansas (750)
15. TCU (687)
16. Ohio State (631)
17. Michigan State (536)
18. Notre Dame (440)
19. Auburn (329)
20. Mississippi State (301)
21. Missouri (266)
22. Georgia (260)
23. Florida (240)
24. Texas (162)
25. Penn State (161)
 

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