As nearly universally predicted, Ohio State opens 2015 as the preseason number one team in both major polls. The Buckeyes received all 61 first-place votes, becoming the first ever school in the 65 year history of the preseason AP Top 25 to do that.
Though the AP Top 25 and Amway Coaches Poll Top 25 no longer factor in to the process which determines which teams ultimately play for a national championship, the AP still awards one of two NCAA recognized national championships (though it's difficult if not impossible to foresee a situation where the AP failed to crown the team that won the College Football Playoff as their number one team).
Much like the Coaches Poll Top 25, the Buckeyes are joined by fellow Big Ten sides Michigan State and Wisconsin in the rankings.
The Buckeyes' season opening opponent, Virginia Tech, is unranked in the AP Top 25 as was the case in the Coaches Poll. Urban Meyer's Bucks' only ranked opponents in the preseason Top 25 are the Spartans.
OSU and the Hokies open the Bucks' attempt to repeat Monday, Sept. 7.
Here's the complete preseason AP Top 25:
|1||Ohio State (61)||1,525|