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Published: Saturday, 8/17/2013

Ohio State Buckeyes ranked No. 2 in AP preseason football poll


Ohio State will open the 2013 season as the No. 2-ranked football team in the country.

The Associated Press released its preseason top 25 poll today and voters ranked the Buckeyes second behind Alabama, the defending BCS champion.

AP Top 25
1. Alabama (58)
2. Ohio State (1)
3. Oregon
4. Stanford
5. Georgia (1)
6. South Carolina
7. Texas A&M
8. Clemson
9. Louisville
10. Florida
11. Florida State
12. LSU
13. Oklahoma State
14. Notre Dame
15. Texas
16. Oklahoma
17. Michigan
18. Nebraska
19. Boise State
20. TCU
21. UCLA
22. Northwestern
23. Wisconsin
24. USC
25. Oregon State

Michigan is ranked No. 17 in the AP preseason poll.

The Buckeyes open the season at noon Aug. 31 against Buffalo at Ohio Stadium in Columbus and the Wolverines open the season at 3:30 p.m. the same day against Central Michigan at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.

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