4 2 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll.

The Seminoles will start the season No. 1 for the sixth time - the first since 1999 when they became the first team to hold the top spot for the entire season.

Florida State received 57 of 60 first-place votes Sunday from the media panel. No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma each received one first-place vote. Ohio State is No. 5 and Auburn is No. 6.

Winston, the Heisman Trophy winner last season as a redshirt freshman, led Florida State to a 34-31 victory against Auburn in the last BCS national championship game.

This season the Bowl Championship Series is being replaced by the College Football Playoff. A selection committee will pick the top four teams in the country for two national semifinals.

AP Top 25 Poll

  1. Florida State
  2. Alabama
  3. Oregon
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Ohio State
  6. Auburn
  7. UCLA
  8. Michigan State
  9. South Carolina
  10. Baylor
  11. Stanford
  12. Georgia
  13. LSU
  14. Wisconsin
  15. USC
  16. Clemson
  17. Notre Dame
  18. Mississippi
  19. Arizona State
  20. Kansas State
  21. Texas A&M
  22. Nebraska
  23. North Carolina
  24. Missouri
  25. Washington
Read or Share this story: http://on.wbir.com/Vx6ecj