The Associated Press released the preseason top 25 this morning and here are a few of the highlights:
*Florida is the most overwhelming No. 1 in the history of the AP poll, which was started in 1950. The Gators received 58 of the 60 first-place votes, or 96.7 percent.
*Texas received the other two first-place votes.
*Florida topped the 2007 USC Trojans for most first-place votes. USC received 62 of 65 first-place votes in the '07 preseason poll.
*Florida is the preseason No. 1 team for the third time. The Gators were also No. 1 to start the season in 1994 and 2001.
*Florida is the 20th defending national champion to start the next season atop the poll.
*Florida is one of five SEC teams in the top 25. The Big 12 also has five teams ranked.
*The Big East does not have any teams in the top 25. Pitt is the closest to cracking the poll. The Panthers begin the season No. 28.
*Notre Dame is in the rankings again for the first time since the final poll of the 2006 season. The Fighting Irish begin the season ranked No. 23.
Here is the complete top 25:
6. Ohio State
7. Virginia Tech
9. Oklahoma State
9. Penn State
14. Boise State
15. Georgia Tech
18. Florida State
21. North Carolina
23. Notre Dame