In the least surprising news of college football's preseason, Ohio State was the unanimous No. 1 in the AP top-25 poll when it was released Sunday.
The reigning national champions, the Buckeyes enter the season with almost all their top contributors back on both sides of the ball and are being projected by many to repeat as the national champs in the second season of the College Football Playoff.
It means all 61 first-place votes went to Urban Meyer's crew in the first edition of this season's AP poll, the first team ever to be a unanimous preseason No. 1.
Ohio State was joined in the top five by another Big Ten team, as Michigan State debuted as the nation's No. 5 team. The Spartans are coming off their second straight big-time bowl win and their second straight top-five finish. This season, they'll start in the top five, as well.
The top 10 looks like this: 1. Ohio State, 2. TCU, 3. Alabama, 4. Baylor, 5. Michigan State, 6. Auburn, 7. Oregon, 8. USC, 9. Georgia, 10. Florida State.
One other Big Ten team landed in the top 25, as Wisconsin is ranked No. 20 to start the season. The Badgers are the reigning champs of the Big Ten West, and even though they have to replace last season's national leading rusher, Melvin Gordon, his successor, Corey Clement, has big expectations to be Wisconsin's next top back.
Penn State, Nebraska and Michigan also received votes in the poll.