No regular season out-of-conference opponents for the Horned Frogs received any votes. Minnesota missed out on receiving votes, while FCS member Stephen F. Austin and the SMU Mustangs - fresh off a 1-11 campaign - were highly unlikely to receive any votes.
Elsewhere in the poll, Ohio State made major news by becoming the first ever unanimous preseason No. 1 in the history of the poll.
Although the honor is historic for Ohio State, the Buckeyes will have an uphill battle to escape history as well - out of the seven previous preseason No. 1 teams that received 90% or more of the first-place votes ended up not winning the national championship.
Similarly, only 2004 USC and 1999 FSU stand alone as the only preseason No. 1 teams that finished at the top of the final AP poll.
Meanwhile, the last time a No. 2 preseason ranked team won the national championship was in 2012, when Alabama defended their national title.
The Frogs will start their campaign to be the latest to do that feat when they start the season in 11 days against Minnesota.