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Ohio State makes history as 1st school to be unanimous preseason AP Top 25 No. 1

The Buckeyes top both major polls heading into the challenging quest of attempting to repeat as national champions.

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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:

Ranking Team Points
1 Ohio State (61) 1,525
2 TCU 1,428
3 Alabama 1,322
4 Baylor 1,263
5 Michigan State 1,256
6 Auburn 1,192
7 Oregon 1,156
8 USC 1,085
9 Georgia 991
10 Florida State 959
11 Notre Dame 873
12 Clemson 862
13 UCLA 698
14 LSU 675
15 Arizona State 605
16 Georgia Tech 588
17 Mississippi 563
18 Arkansas 410
19 Oklahoma 394
20 Wisconsin 393
21 Stanford 347
22 Arizona 311
23 Boise State 240
24 Missouri 219
25 Tennessee 114