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Vanderbilt Gets Two Votes in the First 2014 AP College Football Poll

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Only 45 teams stand between Vanderbilt and #1 Florida State.

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt hasn't gotten much support from the college football media this summer, but the first official Associated Press poll for the season gave the Commodores a little credit. Derek Mason's team earned a pair of votes in 2014's first AP College Football Top 25.

That's a steep fall from the 24th-place spot they occupied on the heels of last year's final rankings, but that's due to the departures of former coach James Franklin, All-American wideout Jordan Matthews, and the bulk of the team's starting defense. Despite those losses, Vandy still got more votes than SEC foes Tennessee, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Here are the rankings in their entirety:

Rank School Points
1 Florida State (57) 1,496
2 Alabama (1) 1,361
3 Oregon (1) 1,334
4 Oklahoma (1) 1,324
5 Ohio State 1,207
6 Auburn 1,198
7 UCLA 1,106
8 Michigan State 1,080
9 South Carolina 1,015
10 Baylor 966
11 Stanford 885
12 Georgia 843
13 LSU 776
14 Wisconsin 637
15 USC 626
16 Clemson 536
17 Notre Dame 445
18 Mississippi 424
19 Arizona State 357
20 Kansas State 242
21 Texas A&M 238
22 Nebraska 226
23 North Carolina 194
24 Missouri 134
25 Washington 130
Others receiving votes: UCF 94, Florida 87, Texas 86, Duke 71, Iowa 68, Louisville 48, Marshall 41, Oklahoma State 37, Virginia Tech 26, TCU 23, Mississippi State 22, Michigan 19, Texas Tech 19, Miami (FL) 16, Cincinnati 15, Boise State 10, Oregon State 10, Northwestern 8, BYU 8, Penn State 5, Vanderbilt 2, Navy 2, Nevada 1, Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Utah State 1