Ohio State paces 4 Big Ten teams in 2016 preseason Coaches poll

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Ohio State paces 4 Big Ten teams in 2016 preseason Coaches poll

The preseason Coaches Poll was released Thursday, and four Big Ten teams land in the season’s first ranking.

Ohio State, the 2016 Fiesta Bowl champ, paces the Big Ten, at No. 5, behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 4 Florida State.

Michigan, fresh off a 10-win season in Jim Harbaugh’s first season, comes in at No. 8, giving the Big Ten two preseason top 10 teams, while reigning Big Ten champ Michigan State (No. 11) and 2015 Big Ten West champ Iowa (No. 15) round out the Big Ten contingent.

Wisconsin, Northwestern, Nebraska and Indiana all are receiving votes.

See the complete preseason poll below.

Coaches’ Rankings
Rankings as of 8/4/2016
Rank School Votes Prev
1 Alabama (0-0) 1585 (55) NR
2 Clemson (0-0) 1524 (7) NR
3 Oklahoma (0-0) 1398 NR
4 Florida State (0-0) 1351 (1) NR
5 Ohio State (0-0) 1321 NR
6 LSU (0-0) 1241 NR
7 Stanford (0-0) 1149 NR
8 Michigan (0-0) 1062 NR
9 Notre Dame (0-0) 1034 NR
10 Tennessee (0-0) 960 (1) NR
11 Michigan State (0-0) 901 NR
12 Ole Miss (0-0) 792 NR
13 Houston (0-0) 668 NR
14 TCU (0-0) 649 NR
15 Iowa (0-0) 579 NR
16 Georgia (0-0) 525 NR
17 USC (0-0) 468 NR
18 Washington (0-0) 454 NR
19 Oklahoma State (0-0) 426 NR
20 North Carolina (0-0) 422 NR
21 Baylor (0-0) 383 NR
22 Oregon (0-0) 361 NR
23 Louisville (0-0) 331 NR
24 UCLA (0-0) 296 NR
25 Florida (0-0) 245 NR
Others: Miami (FL) (120) , Wisconsin (82) , Utah (73) , Boise State (73) , Washington State (47) , Texas A&M (37) , Arkansas (34) , Texas (34) , Northwestern (31) , Navy (30) , Mississippi State (19) , San Diego State (18) , Nebraska (17) , Auburn (17) , Western Kentucky (11) , Pittsburgh (8) , BYU (6) , Appalachian State (4) , Duke (3) , Toledo (2) , Arizona (2) , Marshall (2) , South Florida (2) , Indiana (1) , Northern Illinois (1) , Memphis (1)
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