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College Football Preseason AP Poll Released

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Nope, no Purdue.

Ohio State v Purdue Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Last season after upsetting Ohio State Purdue received votes in the AP Poll for the first time in seven years. The Boilers have not been in the top 25 since appearing for one week in 2007, but came close last year after receiving votes twice. This year it will be another long climb back to the top 25, but there is ample opportunity to knock off ranked opponents again (teams in bold are teams Purdue will face in the regular season).

  1. Clemson (1,540)
  2. Alabama (1,496)
  3. Georgia (1,403)
  4. Oklahoma (1,331)
  5. Ohio State (1,261)
  6. LSU (1,199)
  7. Michigan (1,164)
  8. Florida (1,054)
  9. Notre Dame (1,044)
  10. Texas (1,005)
  11. Oregon (860)
  12. Texas A&M (852)
  13. Washington (786)
  14. Utah (772)
  15. Penn State (651)
  16. Auburn (578)
  17. Central Florida (410)
  18. Michigan State (377)
  19. Wisconsin (370)
  20. Iowa (330)
  21. Iowa State (302)
  22. Syracuse (209)
  23. Washington State (200)
  24. Nebraska (154)
  25. Stanford (141)

Others receiving votes:

Missouri (117), Army (94), Mississippi State (87), Miami #2 (70), Northwestern (63), TCU (57), Virginia (44), Boise State (38), Cincinnati (16), South Carolina (15), Virginia Tech (12), Fresno State (8), Utah State (8), Minnesota (7), Memphis (6), Appalachian State (5), West Virginia (3), Oklahoma State (3), Arizona State (3), Arizona (1), USC (1)

That’s four games against preseason top 25 teams and three more against teams that received votes. It also means there is a path to the top 25. If Purdue starts 3-0 or 4-0 there is a very good chance it could end the 12 year ranking drought (currently the 13th longest drought in FBS at 189 weeks and 2nd longest among power 5 teams) because it would have wins over TCU and Minnesota.