Defending national champion Florida State is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll released Sunday. Nebraska is ranked 22nd.
The Seminoles will start the season at number one 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 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.
Florida State defeated Auburn 34-31 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.