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College Football Preseason Rankings 2011: Breaking Down the USA Today/ESPN Poll
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The first college football preseason rankings are out in the form of the USA Today/ESPN poll, and to little surprise, the Oklahoma Sooners are ranked No. 1 in the country by the coaches heading into the 2011 season.

The Sooners received 42 of 59 first place votes, with Alabama (13), Oregon (2) and LSU (2) coming in right behind OU.

Florida State was fifth, followed by Stanford, Boise State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Wisconsin rounding out the top 10.

While the Sooners might not be a surprise choice, there are certainly other teams in the poll—and some not in the poll—worth breaking down and discussing.

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