No surprise here.
This is from the AP via the USC Official website:
And that's just the way coach Pete Carroll and the Trojans like it.
For the third time in the past four years, USC begins the college football season No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25.
"It's exactly where we hope and expect to be," Carroll said. "It's a symbol of what we're all about."
Southern California received 62 of 65 first-place votes and 1,622 points from a panel of media members. USC easily outdistanced No. 2 LSU in the poll released Saturday. The Tigers received two first-place votes and 1,511 points. They haven't started a season ranked this high since 1959, when they were preseason No. 1.
No. 3 West Virginia received the other first-place vote. The Mountaineers have never been ranked higher in the preseason. No. 4 Texas and Michigan round out the top five, and defending champion Florida is sixth.
I'm not sure about WVU at #3 that seems a little high. ucla seems about right as does Rutgers.
I will have more on my pre-season BlogPoll probably tomorrow.