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2022 Preseason AP Men's Basketball Poll

Rank Team (FPV) Conference Record Points
1 < 1 Gonzaga (55) West Coast 0-0 1562
2 < NR UCLA (8) Pac-12 0-0 1459
3 < 12 Kansas Big 12 0-0 1427
4 < 18 Villanova Big East 0-0 1332
5 < 9 Texas Big 12 0-0 1315
6 < 4 Michigan Big Ten 0-0 1255
7 < 20 Purdue Big Ten 0-0 1213
8 < 3 Baylor Big 12 0-0 992
9 < NR Duke ACC 0-0 963
10 < NR Kentucky SEC 0-0 894
11 < 2 Illinois Big Ten 0-0 861
12 < NR Memphis American 0-0 831
13 < NR Oregon Pac-12 0-0 775
14 < 5 Alabama SEC 0-0 713
15 < 6 Houston American 0-0 694
16 < 10 Arkansas SEC 0-0 673
17 < 7 Ohio State Big Ten 0-0 581
18 < NR Tennessee SEC 0-0 563
19 < NR North Carolina ACC 0-0 547
20 < 14 Florida State ACC 0-0 381
21 < NR Maryland Big Ten 0-0 294
22 < NR Auburn SEC 0-0 267
23 < NR St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 0-0 238
24 < NR Connecticut Big East 0-0 161
25 < 15 Virginia ACC 0-0 125
RV < NR Michigan State Big Ten 87
RV < NR Indiana Big Ten 41
RV < 23 USC Pac-12 30
RV < NR Arizona Pac-12 26
RV < 11 Oklahoma State Big 12 25
RV < 25 Virginia Tech ACC 25
RV < NR Xavier Big East 22
RV < 21 Texas Tech Big 12 17
RV < NR Richmond Atlantic 10 13
RV < NR Colorado State Mountain West 11
RV < NR Rutgers Big Ten 11
RV < NR Belmont Ohio Valley 7
RV < NR LSU SEC 7
RV < NR Mississippi State SEC 5
RV < 16 San Diego State Mountain West 5
RV < NR St. John's Big East 5
RV < NR Syracuse ACC 5
RV < 22 Colorado Pac-12 4
RV < NR Drake Missouri Valley 4
RV < 23 BYU West Coast 3
RV < NR Louisville ACC 3
RV < NR Notre Dame ACC 3
NR < 19 Creighton Big East 0
NR < 8 Iowa Big Ten 0
NR < 17 Loyola Chicago Missouri Valley 0
NR < 13 West Virginia Big 12 0
CONFERENCE BREAKDOWN
Conference Teams Avg Rank Total Points
Big Ten 5 12.4 4204
SEC 5 16.0 3110
ACC 4 18.3 2016
Big 12 3 5.3 3734
Pac-12 2 7.5 2234
American 2 13.5 1525
Big East 2 14.0 1493
West Coast 1 1.0 1562
Atlantic 10 1 23.0 238

MILESTONES
Last Appearances:
- Auburn makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2020 poll (17 polls)
- Duke makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 12/7/2020 poll (14 polls)
- Kansas makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 12/28/2020 poll (11 polls)
- Kentucky makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 2020 preseason poll (16 polls), and in the Top 25 since the 11/30/2020 poll (15 polls)
- Maryland makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the final 2020 poll (17 polls)
- Memphis makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/20/2020 poll (25 polls)
- North Carolina makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 12/21/2020 poll (12 polls)
- Purdue makes first appearance in the Top 10 since the 3/5/2018 poll (58 polls)
- St. Bonaventure makes first appearance in the Top 25 since the 1/18/1971 poll (909 polls)
- UCLA makes first appearance in the Top 5 since the 3/6/2017 poll (77 polls), and in the Top 10 since the final 2017 poll (76 polls)

Weekly Streaks:
- Alabama's Top 25 streak reaches 10
- Baylor's Top 5 streak ends at 28
- Creighton's Top 25 streak ends at 24
- Iowa's Top 25 streak ends at 26
- Texas Tech's Top 25 streak ends at 17
- Virginia Tech's Top 25 streak ends at 13
- West Virginia's Top 25 streak ends at 19

Total Appearances:
- Auburn ties two others for #63
- Baylor ties Temple for #55
- Florida State ties USC for #48
- UCLA reaches 700 appearances (#5)

Total Appearances - Preseason:
- St. Bonaventure reaches 5 appearances (#69)

Notes

  • First-place votes, W-L records, and total points are not available prior to 2001-02. If you have some of this data from a verifiable source, please contact me.
  • Regular-season polls from 1949-60 had 20 teams, from 1961-68 had 10 teams (except in December 1960 and the 1964-65 preseason polls), and 1990-present had 25 teams.
  • Preseason polls started in the 1961-62 season, and there were post-tournament polls in 1953, 1954, 1974, and 1975.
  • All poll dates fall on Mondays with a few exceptions. See explanation here.

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