Three Pac-12 teams in AP poll

Oregon and LSU are Nos. 3 and 4 in the preseason AP poll, just as they were in the Coaches Poll.

So buckle up for the Sept. 3 showdown, one of the best early season nonconference games in years.

Oklahoma was No. 1 and Alabama No. 2 in the AP poll, which was released Saturday.

Oregon received four No. 1 votes.

Stanford was ranked seventh by the AP after being ranked sixth by the Coaches.

USC, at 25th, is the only other Pac-12 team in the poll. The Trojans aren't eligible for the Coaches Poll due to NCAA sanctions.

Arizona State rated 28th and Utah 30th among the "others receiving votes." Arizona and Washington also received votes.