Preseason polls are pretty meaningless other than serving as an indicator of the media hype surrounding your program. Obviously, the key is maintaining or improving that ranking by winning each and every week.
Despite that, it's still nice when your team has the early season respect of being highly ranked.
This morning, the Associated Press released its preseason football poll. UCLA was ranked 7th with 1106 points. The Bruins are ranked behind Aubrun who received 1198 points and ahead of Michigan State who received 1080 points.
Elsewhere in the Pac-12, Oregon was ranked 3rd with one first-place vote and 1334 points, Stanford was 11th with 885 points, u$c was 15th with 626 points, ASU was 19th with 357 points, and Washington was 25th with 130 points.
Here is the complete list of the AP Top 25 Preseason Poll:
|1||Florida State (57)||1,496|
|Others receiving votes: UCF 94, Florida 87, Texas 86, Duke 71, Iowa 68, Louisville 48, Marshall 41, Oklahoma State 37, Virginia Tech 26, TCU 23, Mississippi State 22, Michigan 19, Texas Tech 19, Miami (FL) 16, Cincinnati 15, Boise State 10, Oregon State 10, Northwestern 8, BYU 8, Penn State 5, Vanderbilt 2, Navy 2, Nevada 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Utah State 1|