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2022 Preseason Consensus


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National Top 25

Rank Team Total
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1Alabama299 111112 1-111
2Ohio State286 222233 3-223
3Georgia272 333321 15-332
4Michigan256 665654 4-756
5Clemson253 444845 16-444
6Utah232 7864617 5-6712
7Notre Dame226 87791610 6-1065
8tOklahoma209 1013810118 12-1397
8tTexas A&M209 559589 25-1988
10Oregon178 111010111823 14-91214
11N.C. State169 1512137-19 2-81321
12Oklahoma State136 91715252311 --12229
13Wisconsin132 16191917-21 9-141715
14Michigan State122 20142323-15 17-161613
15Texas121 25-1821712 20-151525
16Baylor120 12111413-13 24---10
17Pittsburgh116 -2211189- 19-211022
18Cincinnati108 211525-1525 8--2011
19Mississippi102 17--20-16 7-181918
20tPenn State100 -2522191714 --171420
20tSouthern Cal100 229161420- --5--
22Miami-Florida95 1420121625- --2411-
23Arkansas91 1323-12-6 --2318-
24Tennessee85 -18-241420 13-2023-
25Brigham Young53 19--15-22 22---24

Others receiving votes:

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26Iowa48 --20--18 21---17
27Auburn45 -----7 23-2524-
28Wake Forest43 181624--- ----23
29tKentucky38 2421---- ---2516
29tLouisiana State38 -----24 --222119
31Purdue31 ----13- 18----
32Minnesota28 ----24- 10----
33tMississippi State21 ---2219- -----
33tNebraska21 ----10- -----
35tFlorida20 ------ --11--
35tKansas State20 ------ 11----
37Louisville19 ----12- -----
38Houston15 2324---- -----
39Central Florida14 --17--- -----
40tTexas Christian10 ----21- -----
40tUAB10 --21--- -----
42Florida State9 ----22- -----
43unranked0 ------ -----

Conference predictions

American Athletic

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1Cincinnati14 11211 1211
2Houston26 2222 142
3Central Florida30½ 332323 3333
4Southern Methodist48½ 445435 4464
5Memphis55 56544 7526
6East Carolina69 65587 7686
7Tulane82 77779 7778
8Tulsa84 888106 9856
9South Florida93½ 99998 59101010
10Navy102½ 10101010910 101099
11Temple121 111111111111 1111111111

Atlantic Coast

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Atlantic
1Clemson12 111211 11111
2N.C. State26½ 222142 2252
3Wake Forest41 33553 3333
4Louisville45½ 6624 4444
5Florida State50½ 5436 5565
6Boston College59 45775 7626
7Syracuse73½ 777667 6777
Coastal
1Miami-Florida16 11122 2112
2Pittsburgh22½ 32211 124
3North Carolina34 433334 313
4Virginia46½ 2543 5455
5Virginia Tech47½ 54465 534
6Georgia Tech64½ 66656 66666
7Duke77 777777 77777

Big Ten

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East
1Ohio State11 111111 11111
2Michigan24 222222 22242
3Penn State34½ 443333 3323
4Michigan State43½ 334444 4464
5Maryland55 555555 55555
6Indiana67 67666 73
7Rutgers73 76777 67
West
1Wisconsin16 111141 111
2Iowa31½ 23252 422
3tMinnesota39½ 5435 34
3tPurdue39½ 325524 1456
5Nebraska41½ 45213 555
6Illinois69 76666 6676
7Northwestern71 67777 7737

Big XII

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1Oklahoma16 221122 12111
2Texas32 443311 423
3Baylor33 313254 143
4Oklahoma State34 133443 333
5Kansas State60 55566 5776
6Iowa State68½ 66687 66765
7Texas Christian73 787735 97758
8West Virginia84½ 878879 8898
9Texas Tech94 999998 79988
10Kansas110 101010101010 1010101010

Conference USA

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1UAB19½ 211121 2212
2UTSA20 122212 31132
3Western Kentucky32 334453 13222
4North Texas57 56655 4567
5Florida Atlantic58 45664 44
6Texas-El Paso69½ 74336 689
7Middle Tennessee74 68677 8756
8Louisiana Tech84 8999109 597
9Charlotte85 107888 7899
10Rice106 910101010 1010109
11Florida Int'l121 111111111111 1111111111

Mid-American

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East
1Miami-Ohio13 111111 111
2Kent State24 322222 232
3Buffalo38½ 25444 43423
4Ohio44½ 54353 54444
5Bowling Green45 435535 15455
6Akron66 666666 66666
West
1Toledo14 121111 12211
2Northern Illinois24 212234 21232
3Central Michigan31 333322 33423
4Western Michigan43 544443 44254
5Eastern Michigan53½ 455555 5554
6Ball State65½ 666666 6666

Mountain West

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Mountain
1Boise State11 111121 11-11
2Air Force20½ 32212 22-22
3Utah State28½ 23333 33-33
4Colorado State41½ 444454 4-44
5Wyoming48½ 555545 5-55
6New Mexico60 666666 66-66
West
1Fresno State10 111111 11-11
2San Diego State20 222222 22-22
3San Jose State31 333333 33-34
4Nevada44½ 45554 54-43
5Nevada-Las Vegas45½ 544445 45-5
6Hawaii59 66666 66-6

Pacific 12

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North
1Oregon8 1111-1 1--11
2Washington21 3322-2 5--22
3Oregon State21½ 2233-3 2--3
4California36 455-5 --45
5Washington State38 6466-4 --5
6Stanford43½ 564-6 6--66
South
1Utah9 1111-2 1--11
2Southern Cal16½ 2222-1 --22
3UCLA23 3333-3 2--33
4Arizona State33½ 4545-4 --44
5Arizona39 5454-6 5--55
6Colorado47 6666-5 6--66
Division-Less
1Utah4 ----1- -12--
2Oregon6 ----2- -22--
3Southern Cal8 ----3- -32--
4UCLA12½ ----4- -4--
5Washington17½ ----7- -6--
6Oregon State19 ----6- -58--
7Washington State21½ ----8- -7--
8Arizona State25½ ----9- -10--
9tArizona27½ ----5- -1111½--
9tStanford27½ ----10- -8--
11California29½ ----11- -9--
12Colorado35½ ----12- -1211½--

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Southeastern

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East
1Georgia11 111111 11111
2Tennessee27½ 32222 233
3Florida35½ 4433 3424
4Kentucky37½ 23444 42524
5South Carolina53½ 555555 5555
6Missouri66 666666 66666
7Vanderbilt77 777777 77777
West
1Alabama11 111111 11111
2Texas A&M23 222222 222
3Arkansas38½ 334343 5344
4Mississippi46 454465 434
5Louisiana State60 54656 7556
6Auburn63½ 774774 4764
7Mississippi State66 66537 6677

Sun Belt

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East
1Appalachian State12 111111 11211
2Coastal Carolina25½ 22323 32132
3Georgia State37½ 434432 2345
4Marshall39 34245 5424
5James Madison58 566654 56663
6Old Dominion62 655566 57656
7Georgia Southern74 777777 75677
West
1Louisiana-Lafay.11 111111 11111
2Troy27½ 232232 2323
3tSouth Alabama39 524463 242
3tSouthern Miss39 443324 534
5Texas State58 755545 64665
6Arkansas State58½ 366656 6656
7Louisiana-Monroe75 677777 67777

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