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Arizona just outside Top 25 in first AP Poll of 2018

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The Arizona Wildcats didn’t crack the Top 25 in the first AP Poll of the 2018 season, but they were close. Arizona received 28 votes, placing it as the No. 31 team in the country.

Here is how the entire poll shakes out. (Arizona, its opponents, and other Pac-12 teams are in bold.)

  1. Alabama (42)
  2. Clemson (18)
  3. Georgia
  4. Wisconsin (1)
  5. Ohio State
  6. Washington
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Miami
  9. Auburn
  10. Penn State
  11. Michigan State
  12. Notre Dame
  13. Stanford
  14. Michigan
  15. USC
  16. TCU
  17. West Virginia
  18. Mississippi State
  19. Florida State
  20. Virginia Tech
  21. UCF
  22. Boise State
  23. Texas
  24. Oregon
  25. LSU

Other teams that received votes in the initial poll were South Carolina (96), Florida (68), Utah (60), Oklahoma St. (51), FAU (38), Arizona (28), NC State (22), Texas A&M (21), Boston College (18), Northwestern (13), Kansas St. (10), Iowa St. (8), Houston (6), Memphis (3), Troy (2), Iowa (2), Kentucky (1), Arkansas St. (1), Fresno St. (1).

The AP Poll is determined by 61 college football beat writers and broadcasters across the country. In case you missed it, Arizona received two votes in the Coaches Poll, which was released at the beginning of August.