The Florida State Seminoles, the reigning national champions, were an overwhelming No. 1 in the preseason coaches poll.
FSU received 56 of 62 first-place votes in the Amway Coaches Poll released Thursday by USA Today.
"We're very excited about being No. 1 and happy to be No. 1, but we understand that we have to play like No. 1 and play great football," Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher told USA Today Sports. "That's going to be our objective. We're proud to start there and now we just have to go play great football.
"There is no added pressure. Our goal every year is to win the national championship. That's why we're at Florida State."