The first official 2014 preseason college football poll has arrived, and coaches haven't exactly shocked with their choice of No. 1: Florida State, which won last season's national title and returns reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Do you think the Seminoles should be on top? Or is Alabama, Oklahoma, Oregon or someone else your choice? Click on the logos below to set your rankings!

2014 College Football Top 25

Florida State

Florida State

Preseason ranking: 1

Alabama

Alabama

Preseason ranking: 2

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Preseason ranking: 3

Oregon

Oregon

Preseason ranking: 4

Auburn

Auburn

Preseason ranking: 5

Ohio State

Ohio State

Preseason ranking: 6

UCLA

UCLA

Preseason ranking: 7

Michigan State

Michigan State

Preseason ranking: 8

South Carolina

South Carolina

Preseason ranking: 9

Baylor

Baylor

Preseason ranking: 10

Stanford

Stanford

Preseason ranking: 11

Georgia

Georgia

Preseason ranking: 12

LSU

LSU

Preseason ranking: 13

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Preseason ranking: 14

USC

USC

Preseason ranking: 15

Clemson

Clemson

Preseason ranking: 16

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Preseason ranking: 17

Arizona State

Arizona State

Preseason ranking: 18

Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Preseason ranking: 19

Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Preseason ranking: 20

Kansas State

Kansas State

Preseason ranking: 21

Nebraska

Nebraska

Preseason ranking: 22

North Carolina

North Carolina

Preseason ranking: 23

Texas

Texas

Preseason ranking: 24

Washington

Washington

Preseason ranking: 25

Missouri

Missouri

Preseason ranking: NR

Florida

Florida

Preseason ranking: NR

UCF

UCF

Preseason ranking: NR

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

Preseason ranking: NR

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

Preseason ranking: NR

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Red Sox trade Lester to A's

Billy Beane may be going all-in this season. The A's have just acquired Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox, in exchange for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Lester joins a stellar A's rotation, recently bolstered by the acquisition of Jeff Samardzija, but will he be enough to bring Beane and the A's a coveted World Series title?

  • Which side got the better of the Jon Lester trade?

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  • Which trade will have a bigger impact in 2014?

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  • Which team will win the World Series?

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  • Who was a bigger acquisition for the A's?

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  • How will Yoenis Cespedes fare with the Red Sox?

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  • Which team will Jon Lester be playing for next season?

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Tigers get David Price from Rays

Oh, you thought Jon Lester-for-Yoenis Cespedes was the only major trade of deadline day? Not so fast. The Detroit Tigers have landed David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a three-team deal that keeps Motown's team firmly in the chase for that elusive next World Series. The Seattle Mariners, meanwhile, get Austin Jackson, while the Rays have picked up Drew Smyly and Nick Franklin. What do you make of it?

More: Your take on the Jon Lester trade?

  • Which trade will have a bigger impact in 2014?

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  • Is David Price still an elite pitcher?

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  • Who is the Tigers' best pitcher?

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  • How will the Tigers fare this season?

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    Discuss (Total votes: 3,413)

  • Will the Mariners make the playoffs?

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  • What do you make of the Rays' part in the David Price trade?

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  • Which team will win the American League?

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  • Which team will win the World Series?

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There's nothing like a little Twitter back-and-forth to spice up the NFL preseason. On Tuesday night the Cardinals made Patrick Peterson the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL:

Eight minutes later, Richard Sherman hinted at his superiority by retweeting this:

Peterson's reaction? A play on Sherman's infamous "You Mad Bro?" tweet:

But Sherman may have pulled the ultimate trump card by posting a photo of his massive Seahawks Super Bowl ring:

... Complete with a Drake lyric subtweet:

"Sometimes it seems like he's a little salty about it. But it is what it is. I don't have any problems with Richard," Peterson told reporters on Wednesday. Since both cornerbacks seem to be taking a break from social punches (for now), let's revisit Round 1 of their Twitter battle. When Sherman signed his $57.4 million contract extension in May, Peterson expressed his interest in making just as much -- if not more -- and was met with sharp commentary from Sherman:

Peterson went to the tape to make his point:

But at the end of the day, Sherman was all about the numbers:

Can we get these two on a reality series?

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Drew Brees already has a well-deserved reputation for accuracy -- he's completed 65.9 percent of passes in his career, a mark that puts him among the all-time leaders -- but you won't believe just how dead-on he can be until you watch him bulls-eye a Frisbee at Saints training camp.

Seriously, that is perfect -- as dead-center as you can get on a target that doesn't move in any way like, say, a wide receiver (or Jimmy Graham). We can't imagine the type of light-speed calculations Brees must be doing in order to pull that off, mainly because we struggle to throw crumpled-up pieces of paper into a trash can from 5 feet away.

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