2015 Preseason Coaches Poll Released; Ohio State No. 1

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2015 Preseason Amway Coaches Poll has been released and the Ohio State Buckeyes top the rankings. Ohio State received 62 first place votes and 1,598 total points.

TCU comes in at number two. The Horned Frogs received one first place vote and 1,487 points overall. Alabama follows in third place with one first place vote and 1,452 points.

The SEC leads all conferences with eight teams in the Top 25 poll, including three in the Top 10. The Pac-12 is second with six teams, followed by the ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten with three each. Listed below is the full conference breakdown:

  • SEC – 8
  • Pac-12 – 6
  • ACC – 3
  • Big 12 – 3
  • Big Ten – 3
  • MWC – 1
  • Indep. – 1

The complete 2015 Preseason Amway Coaches Top 25 Poll is listed below:

1. Ohio State
2. TCU
3. Alabama
4. Baylor
5. Oregon
6. Michigan State
7. Auburn
8. Florida State
9. Georgia
10. USC
11. Notre Dame
12. Clemson
13. LSU
14. UCLA
15. Ole Miss
16. Arizona State
17. Georgia Tech
18. Wisconsin
19. Oklahoma
20. Arkansas
21. Stanford
22. Arizona
23. Missouri
24. Boise State
25. Tennessee

Others Receiving Votes

Mississippi State 164; Texas A&M 149; Oklahoma State 89; Virginia Tech 70; Utah 40; Kansas State 37; Louisville 27; Nebraska 27; Minnesota 25; Penn State 20; South Carolina 18; Miami (Fla.) 16; Texas 8; Illinois 7; Duke 6; Air Force 5; Louisiana Tech 5; Marshall 4; Utah State 4; West Virginia 3; North Carolina State 3; Brigham Young 3; Florida 2; Georgia Southern 2; North Carolina 2; Maryland 1; Michigan 1; Kentucky 1; Central Florida 1; Cincinnati 1; Washington 1.

What do you think of the poll? Is your team ranked? Let us know in the comments below.

Comments (12)

All preseason polls do is feed media bias that shape the impressions and playoff picture. Just go look a the last 5 years of how many top 10 or top 20 teams preseason that end up being mediocre 7-5 or 6-6- or worse. Of course schools, conferences, etc..hype we played or beat x number of ranked teams but mnay of those teams may fade to being no longer quality wins. Preseason polls do a disservice to the process and have forever.

Overrated: Oregon, Alabama, Florida State, USC, Notre Dame, Stanford, Utah, Minnesota, Illinois
Underrated: Georgia, Wisconsin, Boise State, Kansas State, Texas, Duke, BYU

I don’t care for early season polls however for all of you who do I shall entertain this notion and give you my “still too early” top 25:

1. Ohio State
2. TCU
3. Alabama
4. Oregon
5. Michigan State
6. Florida State
7. Auburn
8. Baylor
9. Georgia Tech
10. USC
11. Georgia
12. Clemson
13. UCLA
14. LSU
15. Ole Miss
16. Arizona State
17. Notre Dame
18. Wisconsin
19. Oklahoma
20. Arizona
21. Missouri
22. Boise State
23. Louisville
24. Stanford
25. Kansas State

SEC-6, PAC12-6, BigXII-4, ACC-4, BIG-3, MWC-1, Independents-1

Arkansas and Tennessee shouldn’t be on this list because they still have a lot to prove but honestly that goes for everyone. The list should be a blank slate for the first 4 weeks of the season that way it can be formulated based on actual performance and standings and not biased rankings that give certain conferences an extreme advantage over others.

“The list should be a blank slate for the first 4 weeks of the season that way it can be formulated based on actual performance and standings and not biased rankings that give certain conferences an extreme advantage over others.”

Well said.

We should all just thank our Lucky Stars that this has no bearing on selecting a national championship match up any longer.

The poll should be renamed the Amway Were You Good Last Year Poll or alternatively, the Amway Do You Have a Large Fanbase Poll.

If my memory is correct. Last season Ohio St lost Braxton Miller before the season started and after the polls were released. After beating Navy 34-17 they still dropped in the rankings. Having said that. Why is Oregon ranked so high when they don’t have a QB. And Alabama and Baylor doesn’t have one either and yet they are ranked so high.

UCLA is way too low. They are the best team in the PAC 12.
Ole Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas, have no business being ranked.
The Big 12 will be left out of the playoff again. Those schools need to come together and fire their Commissioner. TCU will go on the road to Oklahoma and lose creating the chaos from last season for the Big 12.

You all sure think a lot of Georgia, though I can’t imagine why. The Bulldogs have as much talent as anyone in their conference, but they usually lose the “BIG” games – at a rate of 3 or 4 per year. They are like Notre Dame, except that once in a blue moon Notre Dame delivers big time. Georgia never does.
You want a couple of underrated teams – try Georgia Tech (oh, I forgot about what “the boys who really know football said”) – “you can’t win big time college ball with the wishbone.” LOL Also try Texas – watch out Notre Dame – you’ve got both of them in September!
Finally, I agree with GEG about firing the Big 12 Commissioner. He’s out of touch.