Kansas State checks in at No. 20 in the Associated Press preseason college football poll. It’s the second time in the last three years the Wildcats have been ranked in the initial AP poll and their highest preseason ranking since 2004.
Defending national-champion Florida State is No. 1 for the sixth time after receiving 57 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel. Second-ranked Alabama, third-ranked Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma all received one first-place vote. Ohio State is fifth, followed by Auburn, UCLA, Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor.