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Total Appearances in the AP Preseason Poll

Rk Team App* Pct* Avg Rk High Rk
1. Kentucky 54 88.5% 6.83 1
2. North Carolina 52 85.2% 6.67 1
3. Duke 46 75.4% 5.74 1
  UCLA 46 75.4% 8.26 1
5. Kansas 44 72.1% 7.41 1
6. Louisville 41 67.2% 10.10 2
7. Arizona 32 52.5% 10.34 1
8. Syracuse 31 50.8% 12.68 1
9. Indiana 30 49.2% 10.37 1
10. Michigan 29 47.5% 11.34 1
11. Michigan State 26 42.6% 8.50 1
12. Georgetown 23 37.7% 11.17 1
  Notre Dame 23 37.7% 12.65 3
  Memphis 23 37.7% 13.39 3
15. Villanova 22 36.1% 9.50 3
  Maryland 22 36.1% 9.77 2
  Ohio State 22 36.1% 10.36 1
  Connecticut 22 36.1% 11.91 1
  Purdue 22 36.1% 13.55 2
  Oklahoma 22 36.1% 14.55 3
21. Marquette 21 34.4% 12.43 2
  Cincinnati 21 34.4% 12.81 1
23. Florida 20 32.8% 11.10 1
24. Gonzaga 19 31.1% 13.21 1
  Alabama 19 31.1% 14.84 7
26. Illinois 18 29.5% 11.50 2
  Virginia 18 29.5% 12.39 1
  Texas 18 29.5% 13.61 2
29. Arkansas 17 27.9% 12.24 1
  NC State 17 27.9% 14.12 1
31. Tennessee 16 26.2% 14.00 6
32. Iowa 15 24.6% 12.07 5
  Missouri 15 24.6% 14.33 5
34. LSU 14 23.0% 13.00 2
  Wisconsin 14 23.0% 15.00 3
  Georgia Tech 14 23.0% 15.57 1
37. UNLV 13 21.3% 12.31 1
  St. John's (NY) 13 21.3% 15.92 7
39. Houston 12 19.7% 11.58 2
  Pittsburgh 12 19.7% 11.67 4
  USC 12 19.7% 13.50 3
  Wake Forest 12 19.7% 14.58 2
  Minnesota 12 19.7% 15.17 4
44. DePaul (IL) 11 18.0% 14.27 2
  Stanford 11 18.0% 14.36 3
46. Temple 10 16.4% 14.90 7
  Oklahoma State 10 16.4% 15.90 7
48. Kansas State 9 14.8% 12.22 3
  Utah 9 14.8% 13.89 6
  Baylor 9 14.8% 16.00 2
51. Oregon 8 13.1% 13.63 5
  Florida State 8 13.1% 16.88 2
53. Wichita State 7 11.5% 8.29 3
  Vanderbilt 7 11.5% 11.57 5
  West Virginia 7 11.5% 12.29 5
  Xavier (OH) 7 11.5% 13.43 7
  New Mexico 7 11.5% 14.57 6
  Auburn 7 11.5% 14.71 4
  Washington 7 11.5% 17.00 9
  Iowa State 7 11.5% 17.86 7
61. South Carolina 6 9.8% 7.50 1
  Oregon State 6 9.8% 10.17 7
  San Francisco 6 9.8% 11.33 5
  Mississippi State 6 9.8% 12.50 6
  Boston College 6 9.8% 14.33 7
  Massachusetts 6 9.8% 15.67 3
  Texas A&M 6 9.8% 17.17 13
  BYU 6 9.8% 17.83 12
69. Davidson (NC) 5 8.2% 9.00 4
  Providence (RI) 5 8.2% 9.60 5
  Seton Hall (NJ) 5 8.2% 12.00 6
  Penn 5 8.2% 14.20 9
  St. Bonaventure (NY) 5 8.2% 15.20 7
  Arizona State 5 8.2% 16.20 6
  California 5 8.2% 16.40 6
  Georgia 5 8.2% 17.60 16
77. Long Beach State 4 6.6% 11.00 6
  Western Kentucky 4 6.6% 13.25 8
  Creighton (NE) 4 6.6% 17.00 11
  Clemson 4 6.6% 17.75 5
  Virginia Tech 4 6.6% 18.25 15
82. Saint Joseph's (PA) 3 4.9% 10.33 4
  Jacksonville 3 4.9% 10.67 4
  Fresno State 3 4.9% 13.33 13
  Butler (IN) 3 4.9% 17.33 11
  Nevada 3 4.9% 17.67 7
  VCU 3 4.9% 18.00 14
  Miami (FL) 3 4.9% 18.33 13
  Rutgers 3 4.9% 18.67 15
  Saint Mary's (CA) 3 4.9% 19.67 17
  San Diego State 3 4.9% 20.33 16
  Rhode Island 3 4.9% 22.33 21
  George Washington (DC) 3 4.9% 23.00 21
94. Loyola Chicago 2 3.3% 2.50 1
  New Mexico State 2 3.3% 10.50 6
  Bradley (IL) 2 3.3% 11.50 9
  Seattle 2 3.3% 12.50 10
  Dayton (OH) 2 3.3% 13.50 6
  Texas Tech 2 3.3% 13.50 13
  Navy 2 3.3% 14.00 9
  Drake (IA) 2 3.3% 14.50 10
  Utah State 2 3.3% 14.50 12
  UAB 2 3.3% 15.00 14
  SMU 2 3.3% 16.00 10
  Tulsa 2 3.3% 18.00 11
  Charlotte 2 3.3% 18.50 18
  Detroit Mercy 2 3.3% 18.50 18
  TCU 2 3.3% 22.50 20
  Nebraska 2 3.3% 23.00 21
110. New York 1 1.6% 2.00 2
  UTEP 1 1.6% 2.00 2
  Louisiana 1 1.6% 7.00 7
  Princeton (NJ) 1 1.6% 8.00 8
  Colorado 1 1.6% 10.00 10
  Washington State 1 1.6% 10.00 10
  Wyoming 1 1.6% 10.00 10
  Duquesne (PA) 1 1.6% 11.00 11
  Santa Clara 1 1.6% 12.00 12
  Tulane 1 1.6% 17.00 17
  Holy Cross (MA) 1 1.6% 18.00 18
  Oral Roberts (OK) 1 1.6% 18.00 18
  Northwestern 1 1.6% 19.00 19
  Cleveland State (OH) 1 1.6% 20.00 20
  Mississippi 1 1.6% 23.00 23
  Southern Illinois 1 1.6% 24.00 24
  Southern Miss 1 1.6% 24.00 24
  Harvard 1 1.6% 25.00 25
* Out of 61 total preseason polls since 1962

Preseason polls in this period:
1962  1963  1964  1965  1966  1967  1968  1969  1970  1971  1972  1973  1974  1975  1976  1977  1978  1979  1980  1981  1982  1983  1984  1985  1986  1987  1988  1989  1990  1991  1992  1993  1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021  2022 

NOTES
- Ties are sorted by Average Rank, High Rank, then alphabetically.
- Updated through 2022.

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