The Associated Press preseason rankings will be released August 21.
The Cardinals started last season off at No. 23 in the Coaches Poll and ended at No. 20 after going 9-4. Ohio State is second and Florida State third. FYI, in last season's preseason coaches poll, the Broncos were three spots outside the top 25. Defending College Football Playoff champion Clemson was fifth.
The Southeastern Conference leads the power leagues with six ranked teams.
The only other teams from the Pac-12 receiving votes were Washington State with 99, Colorado with 72, OR with 37, and Arizona and UCLA with 1 each.
The Seminoles, who topped MI in last year's Orange Bowl, are ranked No. 3 entering 2017 after ending the 2016 campaign at 10-3. The voters must realize that though MI did lose a ton of starters, they do have plenty of talent returning that played big roles on the 2016 team, not to mention, one heck of an incoming class of freshman including the "Fab Five 2.0".
Penn State, UW, Oklahoma, Michigan and Wisconsin round out the top 10.
Two other state schools also are in the top 25.
Receiving five first-place votes, the Buckeyes trail only the nation's top-ranked team, Alabama (49 votes) and enter the year ahead of No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 Southern California and No. 5 Clemson.