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August 1, 2013

Coaches poll: OSU 14, OU 16

Oklahoma State is No. 14 and Oklahoma comes in at No. 16 in the USA Today preseason coaches’ poll.

The Cowboys are followed by Texas at No. 15 in the poll released on Thursday. TCU, the only other Big 12 team in the poll, came in at No. 20.

Defending national champion Alabama was the No. 1 team in the coaches' preseason poll. Ohio State, Oregon, Stanford and Georgia rounded out the top 5.

Half the top 10 is from the Southeastern Conference, which has won the last seven national championships. The SEC has a total of six teams in the top 25. The Big Ten and Pac-12 each had five teams in the poll, followed by the Big 12 with four and the ACC with two.

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