2015 Coaches Poll: Ohio State Buckeyes Open As No. 1 Team In Initial Amway Coaches Poll Rankings

When you win a national championship and return the majority of your top players, it is nearly a guarantee that you will open the upcoming college football season as the No. 1 team in the rankings. We now know that is the case when it comes to the Amway Coaches Poll, as the reigning champion Ohio State Buckeyes will open the preseason as the top team in the nation.

With depth at so many positions, it comes as no surprise that the Buckeyes are the No. 1 ranked team in the country in the opening Amway Coaches Poll. After dominating the Oregon Ducks to win the first ever College Football Playoff National Championship, Ohio State will look to continue its reign of dominance to begin the 2015 NCAA season.

While I’m sure that many college football fans across the country will argue with many of the other 24 picks, it is difficult to disagree with the Buckeyes as the top team. With the season just about a month away, however, many of these rankings will be in constant change. So, while rankings are fun to discuss, they are somewhat meaningless at this point in the year.

Check out the complete Top 25 rankings below and, feel free to voice your opinion as to what the coaches got right and what they got wrong in the comments section below.

FULL RANKINGS

TOP 25 TEAMS, WEEK 1

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV CHANGE HI/LOW
1 Ohio State 14-1 1598 62 NR 0
2 TCU 12-1 1487 1 NR 0
3 Alabama 12-2 1452 1 NR 0
4 Baylor 11-2 1365 0 NR 0
5 Oregon 13-2 1260 0 NR 0
6 Michigan State 11-2 1230 0 NR 0
7 Auburn 8-5 1103 0 NR 0
8 Florida State 13-1 1057 0 NR 0
9 Georgia 10-3 1026 0 NR 0
10 USC 9-4 1014 0 NR 0
11 Notre Dame 8-5 883 0 NR 0
12 Clemson 10-3 838 0 NR 0
13 LSU 8-5 727 0 NR 0
14 UCLA 10-3 697 0 NR 0
15 Ole Miss 9-4 668 0 NR 0
16 Arizona State 10-3 577 0 NR 0
17 Georgia Tech 11-3 573 0 NR 0
18 Wisconsin 11-3 470 0 NR 0
19 Oklahoma 8-5 407 0 NR 0
20 Arkansas 7-6 377 0 NR 0
21 Stanford 8-5 365 0 NR 0
22 Arizona 10-4 299 0 NR 0
23 Missouri 11-3 229 0 NR 0
24 Boise State 12-2 190 0 NR 0
25 Tennessee 7-6 166 0 NR 0

 

About the author

Rob Kelley is a sports reporter for various newspapers in Florida, and is trying to break back into the sports writing game after a brief hiatus following the publishing of his first book, I'm Not a Quitter. He recently resigned as Editor-in-Chief and lead writer for The South Shore Magazine to pursue better opportunities. You can follow him on Twitter @RobKelley24.