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    Florida State ranked No. 7 in USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll




    Aug. 2, 2012 -- preseason poll
    Rank
    Team (first-place votes)
    Record
    Points
    Final 2011 rank
    1.
    LSU (18)
    13-1
    1,403
    2
    2.
    Alabama (20)
    12-1
    1,399
    1
    3.
    10-2
    1,388
    NR
    4.
    Oklahoma
    10-3
    1,276
    15
    5.
    Oregon
    12-2
    1,258
    4
    6.
    10-4
    1,061
    20
    7.
    Florida State
    9-4
    1,055
    23
    8.
    Michigan
    11-2
    1,023
    9
    9.
    11-2
    981
    8
    10.
    11-2
    948
    5
    11.
    10-3
    833
    18
    12.
    Wisconsin
    11-3
    743
    11
    13.
    11-3
    717
    10
    14.
    Clemson
    10-4
    598
    22
    15.
    Texas
    8-5
    549
    NR
    16.
    Nebraska
    9-4
    501
    24
    17.
    TCU
    11-2
    499
    13
    18.
    Stanford
    11-2
    497
    7
    19.
    Oklahoma State
    12-1
    476
    3
    20.
    Virginia Tech
    11-3
    461
    17
    21.
    Kansas State
    10-3
    398
    16
    22.
    Boise State
    12-1
    271
    6
    23.
    Florida
    7-6
    250
    NR
    24.
    Notre Dame
    8-5
    166
    NR
    25.
    Auburn
    8-5
    66
    NR

    Others receiving votes (with 2011 records)
    Washington (7-6) 64; Louisville (7-6) 46; Georgia Tech (8-5) 35; Cincinnati (10-3) 32; Texas A&M (7-6) 28; Baylor (10-3) 23; Utah (8-5) 22; Mississippi State (7-6) 21; South Florida (5-7) 12; N.C. State (8-5) 11; BYU (10-3) 10; Louisiana Tech (8-5) 10; Virginia (8-5) 9; Houston (13-1) 7; Southern Mississippi (12-2) 6; Central Florida (5-7) 5; Rutgers (9-4) 5; Florida International (8-5) 3; Missouri (8-5) 3; Tennessee (5-7) 3; Northern Illinois (11-3) 2; Texas Tech (5-7) 1.
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