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Football Takes Preseason No. 2 Spot

August 6, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminoles have been tabbed the 1998 preseason No. 2 team in the ESPN/USA Today poll.


Here’s a full look at the poll.


1998 ESPN/USA Preseason Poll


    TEAM (NO. 1  VOTES) '97 REC.    POINTS  
 1. Ohio State (31)       10-3      1,465  
 2. Florida St. (10)      11-1      1,447   
 3. Nebraska (12)         13-0      1,372   
 4. Florida (1)           10-2      1,346   
 5. Michigan (4)          12-0      1,309   
 6. Kansas St. (1)        11-1      1,205   
 7. UCLA (3)              12-0      1,139   
 8. LSU                    9-3      1,062   
 9. Arizona St.            9-3        993   
10. Tennessee             11-2        934   
11. North Carolina        11-1        778   
12. West Virginia          7-5        738   
13. Penn State             9-3        725
14. Syracuse               9-4        662   
15. Texas A&M              9-4        600   
16. Colorado St.          11-2        543   
17. Washington             8-4        506   
18. Georgia               10-2        448   
19. Virginia               7-4        427   
20. Wisconsin              8-5        344   
21. So. Mississippi        9-3        271   
22. Auburn                10-3        222   
23. Michigan St.           7-5        211   
24. Notre Dame             7-6        206   
25. Arizona                7-5        180   



Others receiving votes: Texas (173), Southern California (101), Colorado
(80), Georgia Tech (79), Missouri (71), Purdue (66), Brigham Young (64),
Oklahoma State (57), Miami, Fla. (42), Mississippi (42), Washington
State (41), Iowa (37), Virginia Tech (37), Alabama (25), Utah (22),
Clemson (17), Mississippi State (14), Tulane (10), Louisiana Tech (9),
Marshall (8), Cincinnati (6), Bowling Green (5), Kentucky (4), Air Force
(3), Oregon (3), Duke (1)

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