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The first AP Top 25 Poll has been unveiled

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Football is almost here.

The first AP Top 25 Poll of the 2020 college football season has been unveiled.

The Kentucky Wildcats did not make the top 25, but they did receive 20 votes, similar to the first Coaches Top 25 Poll. But if you take out Pac-12 and Big Ten teams since they won’t be playing this fall, Kentucky would be a top-25 team in both polls.

Elsewhere in the SEC, Alabama (3) leads the way as the conference's top-ranked team with Georgia (4) close behind. LSU, Florida, Auburn, Texas A&M and Tennessee also cracked the AP’s first poll. Kentucky has five games against that group this season.

At the top, Clemson will begin the year as the No. 1 team, followed by Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia and Oklahoma.

AP Top 25 Poll

Others receiving votes: Memphis 86, Virginia Tech 85, Boise State 68, Arizona State 66, Miami (FL) 42, Louisville 32, Appalachian State 26, Washington 21, Kentucky 20, Indiana 19, Baylor 15, California 11, TCU 9, Virginia 7, Navy 6, Florida State 6, SMU 3, Mississippi State 3, Air Force 3, Northwestern 1, UAB 1

Coaches Top 25 Poll

  1. Clemson Tigers
  2. Ohio State Buckeyes
  3. Alabama Crimson Tide
  4. Georgia Bulldogs
  5. LSU Tigers
  6. Oklahoma Sooners
  7. Penn State Nittany Lions
  8. Florida Gators
  9. Oregon Ducks
  10. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  11. Auburn Tigers
  12. Wisconsin Badgers
  13. Texas A&M Aggies
  14. Texas Longhorns
  15. Michigan Wolverines
  16. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  17. USC Trojans
  18. Minnesota Golden Gophers
  19. North Carolina Tar Heels
  20. Utah Utes
  21. UCF Knights
  22. Cincinnati Bearcats
  23. Iowa Hawkeyes
  24. Virginia Tech Hokies
  25. Iowa State Cyclones