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Total Appearances in the AP Preseason Poll

73 total polls since 1950

  Team APP PCT AVG RK HIGH RK
1. Ohio State 69 94.5% 8.3 1
2. Oklahoma 64 87.7% 6.6 1
3. USC 61 83.6% 9.8 1
4. Notre Dame 59 80.8% 9.1 1
5. Alabama 56 76.7% 7.2 1
6. Texas 55 75.3% 9.1 2
7. Michigan 51 69.9% 7.7 1
8. Penn State 48 65.8% 11.1 1
9. Nebraska 46 63.0% 8.3 1
10. Tennessee 42 57.5% 11.9 1
11. LSU 41 56.2% 10.6 1
  Georgia 41 56.2% 11.6 1
13. Florida State 40 54.8% 8.9 1
  Florida 40 54.8% 10.4 1
  Auburn 40 54.8% 11.5 1
16. UCLA 39 53.4% 12.9 1
17. Washington 34 46.6% 12.8 2
18. Miami (FL) 33 45.2% 9.2 1
  Michigan State 33 45.2% 11.6 1
  Texas A&M 33 45.2% 12.1 2
21. Clemson 32 43.8% 11.7 1
22. Wisconsin 31 42.5% 14.1 4
23. Arkansas 27 37.0% 12.6 2
24. Iowa 26 35.6% 14.7 1
25. Stanford 23 31.5% 14.7 4
  Arizona State 23 31.5% 16.9 3
27. Pittsburgh 21 28.8% 12.6 1
28. North Carolina 20 27.4% 15.6 5
29. Mississippi 19 26.0% 10.3 1
  Oregon 19 26.0% 12.8 3
31. Virginia Tech 18 24.7% 14.3 7
  West Virginia 18 24.7% 16.4 3
33. TCU 17 23.3% 14.4 2
34. Colorado 16 21.9% 10.6 2
  Maryland 16 21.9% 11.9 2
36. Syracuse 15 20.5% 13.3 1
  Purdue 15 20.5% 13.5 1
38. Georgia Tech 14 19.2% 11.0 3
39. Illinois 13 17.8% 12.5 3
40. California 12 16.4% 12.7 5
  Houston 12 16.4% 15.3 7
  Kansas State 12 16.4% 15.6 6
  BYU 12 16.4% 18.4 10
44. Oklahoma State 11 15.1% 15.3 9
45. South Carolina 10 13.7% 14.6 6
  Arizona 10 13.7% 15.5 4
  Missouri 10 13.7% 16.0 6
48. Boise State 9 12.3% 16.9 3
49. SMU 8 11.0% 11.3 3
  Baylor 8 11.0% 12.4 4
  Duke 8 11.0% 14.0 8
  Louisville 8 11.0% 15.1 9
  Mississippi State 8 11.0% 18.6 14
  Virginia 8 11.0% 19.3 15
55. Northwestern 7 9.6% 15.1 6
  NC State 7 9.6% 18.0 13
57. Army (NY) 6 8.2% 7.8 2
  Navy (MD) 6 8.2% 9.8 7
  Oregon State 6 8.2% 15.2 6
  Minnesota 6 8.2% 16.7 4
  Texas Tech 6 8.2% 17.5 8
  Utah 6 8.2% 17.7 7
  Kansas 6 8.2% 17.8 8
64. Kentucky 5 6.8% 14.8 6
65. Iowa State 4 5.5% 17.8 7
  Washington State 4 5.5% 18.3 11
  Boston College 4 5.5% 21.0 19
68. Rice (TX) 3 4.1% 13.0 11
  Indiana 3 4.1% 14.7 13
  Cincinnati 3 4.1% 17.0 8
  Princeton (NJ) 3 4.1% 17.0 14
  UCF 3 4.1% 19.7 17
  Colorado State 3 4.1% 20.7 15
74. Cornell (NY) 2 2.7% 14.5 9
  Penn 2 2.7% 15.5 12
  South Florida 2 2.7% 19.0 19
  Southern Miss 2 2.7% 22.0 21
  Wake Forest (NC) 2 2.7% 22.5 22
79. Air Force 1 1.4% 15.0 15
  Rutgers (NJ) 1 1.4% 16.0 16
  Marshall (WV) 1 1.4% 19.0 19
  Yale (CT) 1 1.4% 19.0 19
  Miami (OH) 1 1.4% 20.0 20
  Coastal Carolina (SC) 1 1.4% 22.0 22
  Hawaii 1 1.4% 23.0 23
  Louisiana 1 1.4% 23.0 23
  Fresno State 1 1.4% 24.0 24

Notes

  • Teams in the latest poll are in bold.
  • Updated through August 15, 2022.