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:
|1||Florida State (57)||1,496|
|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|