The AP released its preseason top 25 Monday morning and OU is ranked No. 7. Kansas State received 10 points (36th overall) and Iowa State eight points (37th).
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While OSU opens at No. 5, it is the Wisconsin Badgers one spot ahead of them who take the top spot among B1G teams. According to ESPN, the preseason AP poll started in 1950 and since then only Oklahoma from 1985-87 had started #1 in three straight years until now.
The Big Ten and SEC led the way with five teams each making the Top 25 preseason poll.
Here's the full poll, from the AP.
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- Mississippi State enters the season at No. 18, its highest preseason ranking since entering the 1981 season at No. 14.
Florida State wound up at No. 19.
OU opens the 2018 season by hosting Florida Atlantic on September 1 at 11 a.m. CT at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
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Alabama was one of three teams to get at least one first-place vote (the Crimson Tide obviously got a lot more than just one). It was the 52 time the Crimson Tide has appeared in the AP preseason poll and the third consecutive season in which the program has opened up as the No. 1 team in the country.