Only one other Big 12 school, Kansas State, is ranked in the 2014 AP preseason poll. The Wildcats are at No. 20 in the poll of nationwide media representatives.
Defending national champion Florida State is the top-ranked team in the AP preseason poll, receiving 57 of 60 first-place votes. No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon and the fourth-ranked Sooners each received one first-place vote.
The remainder of the AP preseason top 10 consists of No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 Auburn, UCLA at No. 7, Michigan State No. 8 and South Carolina at No. 9.
The Sooners received 33 votes as a top-five team in the poll, the most of any team. OU has been ranked in the top five in the AP poll for a cumulative 383 weeks all-time, the most of any college Division I team, and is also No. 1 in the number of weeks ranked first in the weekly AP college football top-25 poll. The Sooners have stood atop the AP poll for a total of 101 weeks since the poll was first introduced in the 1934 season.
The first preseason AP football poll debuted in 1950, the year that Oklahoma won its first national championship in football.
The Southeastern Conference placed eight teams in the 2014 AP preseason poll, the most of any conference. Two of the eight ranked SEC teams are former Big 12 teams. Texas A&M is ranked 21st in the AP poll and Missouri checks in at No. 24.
The Complete 2014 AP Preseason Top 25 Poll
- Florida State Seminoles (ACC)
- Alabama Crimson Tide (SEC)
- Oregon Ducks (Pac-12)
- Oklahoma Sooners (Big 12)
- Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten)
- Auburn Tigers (SEC)
- UCLA Bruins (Pac-12)
- Michigan State Spartans (Big Ten)
- South Carolina Gamecocks (SEC)
- Baylor Bears (Big 12)
- Stanford Cardinal (Pac-12)
- Georgia Bulldogs (SEC)
- LSU Tigers (SEC)
- Wisconsin Badgers (Big Ten)
- USC Trojans (Pac-12)
- Clemson Tigers (ACC)
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Independent)
- Ole Miss Rebels (SEC)
- Arizona State Sun Devils (Pac-12)
- Kansas State Wildcats (Big 12)
- Texas A&M Aggies (SEC)
- Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Ten)
- North Carolina Tar Heels (ACC)
- Missouri Tigers (SEC)
- Washington Huskies (Pac-12)