Sooners No. 7 in preseason AP poll, Cowboys unranked

West Virginia opened the preseason at No. 17 in the Associated Press poll, released Monday.

Texas, which hasn't been ranked in the final AP poll since 2012, is No. 23 for the second consecutive season. Each week, he takes you inside the mind of an AP Top 25 voter for insight into the process, noteworthy debates, poll history and more. OU's all-time average preseason AP rank is 6.7, best in the nation (Michigan is second at 7.4).

See the full poll here.

The Cowboys received 51 points, the fourth team outside the poll and just ahead of FAU, which received 38 points.

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Junior running back Rodney Anderson, junior wide receiver Marquise Brown, sophomore tight end Grant Calcaterra, junior offensive lineman Bobby Evans, senior offensive lineman Ben Powers and senior kicker/punter Austin Seibert were among the 29 players who were named to the all-conference squad by position.

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Florida opened the season unranked for the first time since 2015.

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