Ohio State ranked fifth in preseason coaches poll

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day at the 2019 Spring Game (Photo: Dave McMannis)
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are ranked fifth in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll.

Defending national champion Clemson took the No. 1. It's the first time in program history that the Tigers have been ranked No. 1 in the preseason Coaches Poll.

National runner-up Alabama came in at No. 2 followed by Georgia and Oklahoma.

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The Buckeyes will open the 2019 season against Florida Atlantic on August 31.

Here's the poll in its entirety (first-place votes in parenthesis):

1. Clemson (59)
2. Alabama (6)
3. Georgia
4. Oklahoma
5. Ohio State
6. LSU
7. Michigan
8. Florida
9. Notre Dame
10. Texas
11. Texas A&M
12. Washington
13. Oregon
14. Penn State
15. Utah
16. Auburn
T17. Wisconsin
T17. UCF
19. Iowa
20. Michigan State
21. Washington State
22. Syracuse
23. Stanford
24. Iowa State
25. Northwestern

Others receiving votes: Nebraska 152; Boise State 118; Mississippi State 111; Miami (FL) 94; Army 91; Kentucky 79; Virginia Tech 64; TCUn 63; USC 47; Utah State 32; Fresno State 32; Virginia 30; Cincinnati 25; West Virginia 24; Memphis 24; Oklahoma State 20; South Carolina 15; NC State 12; Duke 10; Boston College 5; Florida State 4; Baylor 4; Appalachian State 4; North Texas 3; Houston 3; UCLA 2; Temple 2; Arizona State 2; Troy 1; Tennessee 1; Ole Miss 1; Minnesota 1.

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