College football rankings: 2022 preseason AP Top 25 Poll released

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2022 Preseason AP Poll has been released and the Alabama Crimson Tide are ranked first. Alabama received 54 first-place votes and 1,566 total points.

Alabama is also ranked first in the Coaches Poll that was released on Monday, August 8.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are second in the preseason AP Top 25 Poll. Ohio State received six first-place votes.

The Georgia Bulldogs, who won the 2021 College Football National Championship with a 33-18 victory over Alabama, come in at third in the AP Poll. The Bulldogs are the only other team with first-place votes (3).

Clemson and Notre Dame round out the preseason AP Top 5.

The SEC leads all conferences with six teams in the AP Top 25 Poll. The ACC Ten is second with five teams, followed by the Big Ten with four teams in the Top 25. Listed below is the full conference breakdown:

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

The complete 2022 Preseason AP Top 25 Poll is listed below (first-place votes in parentheses):

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

Others Receiving Votes

Tennessee 180, Texas 164, Iowa 163, Penn State 160, LSU 55, Fresno State 32, Minnesota 31, UCF 27, Purdue 17, Mississippi State 15, Auburn 15, Florida 14, Kansas State 14, North Carolina 9, Boise State 5, Air Force 4, Appalachian State 4, South Carolina 2, UCLA 2, San Diego State 2, Utah State 2, Nebraska 1

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Comments (6)

It’s amazing how every single year Notre Dame is the team that turns out to be most overrated team and yet voters do the exact same thing the next year.

Agreed.
The fighting Irish are the most consistently overrated in the preseason top 25 with a bunch of other Trust Five Conference Schools coming in a close 2nd & 3rd to each Other for the “Year before leftover top 25 overrated Schools”.

Each of you professional Sports Industrial Complex corporate Reporters, sports writers, sports “journalists”, knows who you are, without your under performing preseason Franchise Picks being named.

FB sports reference Records of previous 1-A fbs Seasons show who’s underperforming time after time, ad nauseum.

Beginning with the BCS system in 1998…..Notree Dammitt has played in eight(8) BIG/New Year’s Six games, and….guess what?….the Irish are 0-8!!!! not won a single bowl game of note! The Irish have a ‘golden egg/parachute’ situation with NBC, and I expect them to stay an Independent for several more years.