Penn State at No. 8 in preseason coaches poll

Penn State will begin this season in the USA Today coaches poll exactly where it ended last season.
The Nittany Lions are ranked eighth in the preseason poll released this morning and are the second of only two Big Ten teams in the Top 25. Ohio State is ranked sixth.
In what is no surprise, defending national champion Florida received 53 of 59 first-place votes and begins the season at the top of the poll.
Texas is ranked second and received four first-place votes. Oklahoma and USC were third and fourth, respectively, and received the other top votes.
The Southeastern Conference has five teams in the top 13, with Alabama at No. 5, LSU at No. 9, Ole Miss at No. 10 and Georgia at No. 13 joining Florida. The five teams in the Top 25 are the most of any conference.
Here is the rundown, with first place votes listed.
1. Florida (53)
2. Texas (4)
3. Oklahoma (1)
4. USC (1)
5. Alabama
6. Ohio State
7. Virginia Tech
8. Penn State
9. LSU
10. Ole Miss
11. Oklahoma State
12. California
13. Georgia
14. Oregon
15. Georgia Tech
16. Boise State
17. TCU
18. Utah
19. Florida State
20. North Carolina
21. Iowa
22. Nebraska
23. Notre Dame
24. Brigham Young
25. Oregon State

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