2022 preseason Coaches Poll released

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2022 preseason Coaches Poll has been released and the Alabama Crimson Tide top the rankings. Alabama received 54 of the 65 first place votes and 1,634 total points.

Alabama is followed by the Ohio State Buckeyes (five first-place votes) in second. The Georgia Bulldogs, who defeated Alabama in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship, are ranked third and received six first-place votes.

Rounding out the top ten are Clemson (4), Notre Dame (5), Michigan (6), Texas A&M (7), Utah (8), Oklahoma (9), and Baylor (10).

The SEC leads all conferences with six teams in the Top 25 poll. The ACC follows with five ranked teams. Listed below is the full conference breakdown:

  • SEC – 6
  • ACC – 5
  • Big Ten – 4
  • Big 12 – 4
  • Pac-12 – 3
  • AAC – 2
  • IND – 1

The complete 2022 Preseason Coaches Poll is listed below (first place votes in parentheses):

1. Alabama (54)
2. Ohio State (5)
3. Georgia (6)
4. Clemson
5. Notre Dame
6. Michigan
7. Texas A&M
8. Utah
9. Oklahoma
10. Baylor
11. Oklahoma State
12. Oregon
13. NC State
14. Michigan State
15. USC
16. Pitt
17. Miami
18. Texas
19. Wake Forest
20. Wisconsin
21. Kentucky
22. Cincinnati
23. Arkansas
24. Ole Miss
25. Houston

Others receiving votes: Iowa 248, Penn State 246, Tennessee 163, BYU 152, LSU 143, Auburn 98, UCF 55, North Carolina 34, San Diego State 25, Fresno State 21, Mississippi State 19, Florida 17, Air Force 12, Utah State 12, Appalachian State 10, Boise State 10, UCLA 10, Minnesota 6, South Carolina 5, Kansas State 4, Army 3, Iowa State 3, SMU 2, Purdue 2, Coastal Carolina 2, Louisiana 2, Oregon State 2, UTSA 1, Louisville 1, Florida State 1

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The 2022 USAToday Sports Information Directors popularity Poll.
If my Coach were taking all the Time out of his coaching Schedule to vote on a popularity Poll of even only 75 Candidate Teams every Week of the Season, he wouldn’t be the right Coach for a 1-AA fbs Franchise.

Stop the Pretense USAToday/131 1-A fbs athletic Directors. Please Start labeling this popularity Poll/ Narrative for what it is.

The usaToday/Directors Poll.