NCAA Academic Progress Rate Football Rankings 1-130: Why This Matters For Bowl Games

NCAA APR Rankings: Where do all the 130 college football programs rank, and how will this matter for the bowl games?

The NCAA announced the 2020-2021 version of the Academic Progress Rate. Where do all 130 college football programs rank?


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The Academic Progress Rate, or APR, was released measuring the improvements and academic success for the 2020-2021 school year. It didn’t exactly skip a year, but these are the first rankings since coming out since May of 2020.

And you care, why?

Besides wondering just how good the schools and teams are in the classroom, this is a big deal in the bowl world.

If there aren’t enough teams that finish with a bowl-eligible six wins, the teams that finish 5-7 are selected based on the APR ranking below – this is why Rutgers got the call last bowl season.

So for now – and for future reference come late December – here’s the ranking of all 130 schools, with James Madison to be a part of this next year.

From the NCAA, the APR is calculated as follows:

  • Each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for being academically eligible.
  • A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate.
  • In addition to a team’s current-year APR, its rolling four-year APR is also used to determine accountability.

2022 (2020-2021 report) NCAA APR Rankings

T1 Clemson 999

Previous APR Rank: 5
Previous APR Score: 993

T1 Ole Miss 999

Previous APR Rank: 2
Previous APR Score: 997

3 Alabama 997

Previous APR Rank: T6
Previous APR Score: 990

4 Northwestern 995

Previous APR Rank: T3
Previous APR Score: 995

T5 Air Force 994

Previous APR Rank: T3
Previous APR Score: 995

T5 Rice 994

Previous APR Rank: T15
Previous APR Score: 986

7 Washington 993

Previous APR Rank: 1
Previous APR Score: 999

8 Wisconsin 992

Previous APR Rank: T15
Previous APR Score: 986

T9 Cincinnati 991

Previous APR Rank: T6
Previous APR Score: 990

T9 Ohio State 991

Previous APR Rank: T18
Previous APR Score: 985

T9 Utah 991

Previous APR Rank: T11
Previous APR Score: 988

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T12 Boise State 990

Previous APR Rank: T25
Previous APR Score: 981

T12 Wake Forest 990

Previous APR Rank: T6
Previous APR Score: 990

T14 Louisville 988

Previous APR Rank: T20
Previous APR Score: 984

T14 Minnesota 988

Previous APR Rank: T27
Previous APR Score: 980

16 Temple 987

Previous APR Rank: 14
Previous APR Score: 987

T17 Boston College 986

Previous APR Rank: 10
Previous APR Score: 989

T17 Iowa State 986

Previous APR Rank: T31
Previous APR Score: 979

T19 Duke 985

Previous APR Rank: T15
Previous APR Score: 986

T19 Stanford 985

Previous APR Rank: T6
Previous APR Score: 990

T21 Nevada 984

Previous APR Rank: T75
Previous APR Score: 964

T21 Notre Dame 984

Previous APR Rank: T58
Previous APR Score: 970

T21 Pitt 984

Previous APR Rank: T11
Previous APR Score: 988

T21 South Carolina 984

Previous APR Rank: T68
Previous APR Score: 967

T21 UCF 984

Previous APR Rank: T25
Previous APR Score: 981

T21 UNLV 984

Previous APR Rank: T75
Previous APR Score: 964

T27 Arizona State 983

Previous APR Rank: T35
Previous APR Score: 978

T27 Auburn 983

Previous APR Rank: T27
Previous APR Score: 980

T27 Michigan State 983

Previous APR Rank: T109
Previous APR Score: 952

T27 Missouri 983

Previous APR Rank: T49
Previous APR Score: 973

T27 Virginia 983

Previous APR Rank: T52
Previous APR Score: 972

T32 Miami 982

Previous APR Rank: T49
Previous APR Score: 973

T32 Mississippi State 982

Previous APR Rank: T20
Previous APR Score: 984

34 Florida 981

Previous APR Rank: T43
Previous APR Score: 974

T35 Army 980

Previous APR Rank: T41
Previous APR Score: 975

T35 Michigan 980

Previous APR Rank: T27
Previous APR Score: 980

T37 Georgia Tech 979

Previous APR Rank: T35
Previous APR Score: 978

T37 Middle Tennessee 979

Previous APR Rank: T18
Previous APR Score: 985

T39 Eastern Michigan 978

Previous APR Rank: T39
Previous APR Score: 976

T39 Kansas State 978

Previous APR Rank: T35
Previous APR Score: 978

T39 Toledo 978

Previous APR Rank: 23
Previous APR Score: 983

T42 Miami University 977

Previous APR Rank: T49
Previous APR Score: 973

T42 North Carolina 977

Previous APR Rank: T92
Previous APR Score: 959

T42 Rutgers 977

Previous APR Rank: T31
Previous APR Score: 979

T42 SMU 977

Previous APR Rank: T43
Previous APR Score: 974

T46 Arkansas State 976

Previous APR Rank: T52
Previous APR Score: 972

T46 Indiana 976

Previous APR Rank: T61
Previous APR Score: 969

T46 Liberty 976

Previous APR Rank: 98
Previous APR Score: 957

T49 Baylor 975

Previous APR Rank: T43
Previous APR Score: 974

T49 Cal 975

Previous APR Rank: 38
Previous APR Score: 977

T49 USC 975

Previous APR Rank: T58
Previous APR Score: 970

T49 USF 975

Previous APR Rank: T31
Previous APR Score: 979

T53 Georgia State 974

Previous APR Rank: T95
Previous APR Score: 958

T53 NC State 974

Previous APR Rank: T81
Previous APR Score: 962

T53 West Virginia 974

Previous APR Rank: T90
Previous APR Score: 960

T53 Wyoming 974

Previous APR Rank: T61
Previous APR Score: 969

T57 Ball State 973

Previous APR Rank: T61
Previous APR Score: 969

T57 Oklahoma State 973

Previous APR Rank: T31
Previous APR Score: 979

T57 Oregon State 973

Previous APR Rank: T41
Previous APR Score: 975

T57 Vanderbilt 973

Previous APR Rank: T20
Previous APR Score: 984

T61 Memphis 972

Previous APR Rank: T27
Previous APR Score: 980

T61 Nebraska 972

Previous APR Rank: T43
Previous APR Score: 974

T63 Kentucky 971

Previous APR Rank: T56
Previous APR Score: 971

T63 San Diego State 971

Previous APR Rank: T61
Previous APR Score: 969

T63 Texas 971

Previous APR Rank: T43
Previous APR Score: 974

T66 Navy 970

Previous APR Rank: T11
Previous APR Score: 988

T66 Penn State 970

Previous APR Rank: 24
Previous APR Score: 982

T66 Purdue 970

Previous APR Rank: T106
Previous APR Score: 954

T66 Tulane 970

Previous APR Rank: T95
Previous APR Score: 958

T66 UConn 970

Previous APR Rank: T39
Previous APR Score: 976

T71 Illinois 969

Previous APR Rank: T58
Previous APR Score: 970

T71 Utah State 969

Previous APR Rank: T75
Previous APR Score: 964

T73 Appalachian State 968

Previous APR Rank: T103
Previous APR Score: 955

T73 Buffalo 968

Previous APR Rank: T92
Previous APR Score: 959

T73 Iowa 968

Previous APR Rank: T56
Previous APR Score: 971

T73 Oklahoma 968

Previous APR Rank: T71
Previous APR Score: 965

77 Georgia 967

Previous APR Rank: T61
Previous APR Score: 969

78 FIU 966

Previous APR Rank: T66
Previous APR Score: 968

T79 Arizona 965

Previous APR Rank: T75
Previous APR Score: 964

T79 Ohio 965

Previous APR Rank: T52
Previous APR Score: 972

T81 Coastal Carolina 964

Previous APR Rank: T99
Previous APR Score: 956

T81 Fresno State 964

Previous APR Rank: T106
Previous APR Score: 954

T81 Virginia Tech 964

Previous APR Rank: T95
Previous APR Score: 958

T84 Bowling Green 963

Previous APR Rank: 117
Previous APR Score: 947

T84 Marshall 963

Previous APR Rank: 112
Previous APR Score: 951

T86 East Carolina 961

Previous APR Rank: T128
Previous APR Score: 938

T86 Kansas 961

Previous APR Rank: T90
Previous APR Score: 960

T86 San Jose State 961

Previous APR Rank: T109
Previous APR Score: 952

T89 Kent State 960

Previous APR Rank: T43
Previous APR Score: 974

T89 North Texas 960

Previous APR Rank: T85
Previous APR Score: 961

T89 Oregon 960

Previous APR Rank: T66
Previous APR Score: 968

T89 WKU 960

Previous APR Rank: T81
Previous APR Score: 962

93 Washington State 959

Previous APR Rank: 80
Previous APR Score: 963

T94 Central Michigan 958

Previous APR Rank: T52
Previous APR Score: 972

T94 Florida State 958

Previous APR Rank: T125
Previous APR Score: 942

T94 Louisiana Tech 958

Previous APR Rank: T75
Previous APR Score: 964

T94 Texas A&M 958

Previous APR Rank: T71
Previous APR Score: 965

T98 Arkansas 957

Previous APR Rank: T81
Previous APR Score: 962

T98 Northern Illinois 957

Previous APR Rank: T81
Previous APR Score: 962

T98 Syracuse 957

Previous APR Rank: T71
Previous APR Score: 965

T101 Charlotte 956

Previous APR Rank: T119
Previous APR Score: 945

T101 Texas State 956

Previous APR Rank: 130
Previous APR Score: 932

T103 Louisiana 955

Previous APR Rank: T99
Previous APR Score: 956

T103 Old Dominion 955

Previous APR Rank: T85
Previous APR Score: 961

T103 TCU 955

Previous APR Rank: T92
Previous APR Score: 959

T103 Texas Tech 955

Previous APR Rank: T113
Previous APR Score: 949

T107 Akron 954

Previous APR Rank: T119
Previous APR Score: 945

T107 Colorado 954

Previous APR Rank: T103
Previous APR Score: 955

T107 Colorado State 954

Previous APR Rank: T106
Previous APR Score: 954

T110 BYU 953

Previous APR Rank: 118
Previous APR Score: 946

T110 UTSA 953

Previous APR Rank: T85
Previous APR Score: 961

T112 Georgia Southern 952

Previous APR Rank: T113
Previous APR Score: 949

T112 Troy 952

Previous APR Rank: T85
Previous APR Score: 961

114 UMass 951

Previous APR Rank: T128
Previous APR Score: 938

T115 Florida Atlantic 949

Previous APR Rank: T71
Previous APR Score: 965

T115 South Alabama 949

Previous APR Rank: T103
Previous APR Score: 955

T117 Houston 948

Previous APR Rank: T85
Previous APR Score: 961

T117 ULM 948

Previous APR Rank: 70
Previous APR Score: 966

119 UCLA 947

Previous APR Rank: 123
Previous APR Score: 944

T120 Hawaii 946

Previous APR Rank: T113
Previous APR Score: 949

T120 Tennessee 946

Previous APR Rank: T68
Previous APR Score: 967

122 UAB 945

Previous APR Rank: T125
Previous APR Score: 942

123 Maryland 944

Previous APR Rank: T99
Previous APR Score: 956

124 New Mexico State 940

Previous APR Rank: T99
Previous APR Score: 956

125 Tulsa 939

Previous APR Rank: T119
Previous APR Score: 945

126 Western Michigan 938

Previous APR Rank: 116
Previous APR Score: 948

127 New Mexico 935

Previous APR Rank: 124
Previous APR Score: 943

T128 Southern Miss 934

Previous APR Rank: T119
Previous APR Score: 945

T128 UTEP 934

Previous APR Rank: 127
Previous APR Score: 941

130 LSU 933

Previous APR Rank: T109
Previous APR Score: 952

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Coaches Poll All-Time Preseason Top 25 College Football Rankings (at least since 1978)

Preseason College Football Coaches Poll All-Time Rankings: What schools got the most respect from the preseason coaches polls since 1978?

According to the Coaches Poll top 25 rankings, how did all the preseason rankings stack up since the poll came out before the 1978 season?


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Which college football programs got the most love and respect over the years in the preseason Coaches Poll?

The AP Poll started in 1936, but it didn’t start putting out a preseason ranking until 1950 – we’ll do the all-time preseason AP Top 25 rankings next.

1950 also just happened to be the same year the Coaches Poll started up under the UPI (United Press International) before USA TODAY took over in 1991. However, there wasn’t a preseason coaches poll until the 1978 season.

It might seem somewhat trivial now in a College Football Playoff era, but the preseason rankings used to be everything in the national championship chase.

For the most part – back in the poll-and-bowl era – if you were ranked in the preseason top five or so and kept on winning, that was it. You were locked in. It was a brutally flawed system – as opposed to current one that’s just painfully flawed – in lieu of any playoff format to determine a champion.

Most of college football’s national champions were based on nothing more than a belief of an ill-informed voting base that didn’t have access to more than a few games a week. Even worse, the bowl games weren’t taken into account in the national championship voting until 1968 for the AP and 1974 for the Coaches Poll.

So the point here is to see where the expectations were set. Over the years – at least since 1978 – how did the coaches (or the athletic department staffers who did it for them) – perceive the top teams before the seasons?

USA TODAY Coaches Poll, All-Time Final Rankings
Greatest Programs of All-Time | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s
1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s | AP Top Programs of All-Time
USA TODAY Preseason Coaches Polls
1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s

Coaches Poll: Preseason College Football Top 25 Rankings 1978 to 2021

CFN devised a scoring system giving every UPI/USA TODAY-ranked preseason No. 1 team 25 points, the No. 2 team 24, No. 3 23, and so on down to the bottom of the top 20 in the early years, and then it became the top 25 later on.

1 Oklahoma 742

2 Ohio State 722

3 Florida State 683

4 Michigan 647

5 Alabama 639

6 Nebraska 588

7 USC 539

8 Notre Dame 521

9 Penn State 519

10 Texas 518

11 Florida 516

12 Georgia 495

13 Miami 482

14 LSU 477

15 Auburn 410

16 Clemson 396

17 Washington 363

18 Tennessee 341

19 Texas A&M 312

20 UCLA 295

21 Wisconsin 249

22 Oregon 228

23 Virginia Tech 220

24 Iowa 189

25 Colorado 178


USA TODAY Preseason Coaches Polls
1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s


26 Arkansas 176

27 Stanford 154

28 Pitt 149

29 Michigan State 145

30 North Carolina 137

31 West Virginia 130

32 Kansas State 119

T33 BYU 112

T33 TCU 112

35 Oklahoma State 103

36 Arizona State 96

37 South Carolina 92

38 Syracuse 86

39 Georgia Tech 83

40 Louisville 78

41 Boise State 77

42 Houston 68

T43 Arizona 66

T43 Purdue 66

45 Baylor 64

46 Cal 63

47 Maryland 60

48 Missouri 58

49 Ole Miss 57

50 Virginia 49


USA TODAY Coaches Poll, All-Time Final Rankings
Greatest Programs of All-Time | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s
1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s | AP Top Programs of All-Time


51 Illinois 48

52 SMU 34

53 Utah 33

54 Mississippi State 32

55 Iowa State 28

56 Northwestern 22

T57 Boston College 21

T57 Oregon State 21

59 Cincinnati 20

T60 NC State 17

T60 Texas Tech 17

T60 UCF 17

T60 Washington State 17

64 Kansas 15

65 Colorado State 13

66 Minnesota 11

T67 Rutgers 10

T67 USF 10

T69 Indiana 9

T69 Kentucky 9

71 Southern Miss 6

72 Marshall 5

T73 Louisiana 3

T73 Wake Forest 3

T75 Coastal Carolina 2

T75 Hawaii 2

77 Fresno State 1

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USA TODAY Coaches Poll, All-Time Final Rankings
Greatest Programs of All-Time | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s
1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s | AP Top Programs of All-Time
USA TODAY Preseason Coaches Polls
1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s

Coaches Poll Preseason College Football Rankings: 2020 to 2021 Top 25

Coaches Poll Preseason College Football Rankings for 2020 and 2021

Where did all the top teams rank in the preseason top 25 USA TODAY Coaches college football polls in the 2020s?


Where were the top college football teams ranked in the preseason college football Coaches Polls?

Here are the USA TODAY Coaches Polls in the 2020s along with the combined preseason rankings.

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Greatest Programs of All-Time | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s
1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s | AP Top Programs of All-Time
All-Time Preseason Rankings

Coaches Poll Preseason College Football Rankings: 2010 to 2019 Top 25

Coaches Poll Preseason College Football Rankings for 2010 through 2019

Where did all the top teams rank in the preseason top 25 USA TODAY Coaches college football polls in the 2010s?


Where were the top college football teams ranked in the preseason college football Coaches Polls?

Here are the USA TODAY Coaches Polls in the 2010s along with the combined preseason rankings.

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USA TODAY Coaches Poll, All-Time Rankings
Greatest Programs of All-Time | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s
1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s | AP Top Programs of All-Time
USA TODAY Coaches Poll Final Top 25
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
All-Time Preseason Rankings

Coaches Poll Preseason College Football Rankings: 2000 to 2009 Top 25

Coaches Poll Preseason College Football Rankings for 2000 through 2009

Where did all the top teams rank in the preseason top 25 USA TODAY Coaches college football polls in the 2000s?


Where were the top college football teams ranked in the preseason college football Coaches Polls?

Here are the USA TODAY Coaches Polls in the 2000s along with the combined preseason rankings.

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Greatest Programs of All-Time | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s
1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s | AP Top Programs of All-Time
USA TODAY Coaches Poll Final Top 25
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
USA TODAY Preseason Coaches Polls
1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s
All-Time Preseason Rankings

Coaches Poll Preseason College Football Rankings: 1990 to 1999 Top 25

Coaches Poll Preseason College Football Rankings for 1990 through 1999

Where did all the top teams rank in the preseason top 25 USA TODAY Coaches college football polls in the 1990s?


Where were the top college football teams ranked in the preseason college football Coaches Polls?

Here are the USA TODAY Coaches Polls in the 1990s along with the combined preseason rankings.

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USA TODAY Coaches Poll, All-Time Rankings
Greatest Programs of All-Time | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s
1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s | AP Top Programs of All-Time
USA TODAY Coaches Poll Final Top 25 
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
USA TODAY Preseason Coaches Polls
1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s
All-Time Preseason Rankings

Coaches Poll Preseason College Football Rankings: 1980 to 1989 Top 25

Coaches Poll Preseason College Football Rankings for 1980 through 1989

Where did all the top teams rank in the preseason top 25 USA TODAY Coaches college football polls in the 1980s?


Where were the top college football teams ranked in the preseason college football Coaches Polls?

Here are the USA TODAY Coaches Polls in the 1980s along with the combined preseason rankings.

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USA TODAY Coaches Poll, All-Time Rankings
Greatest Programs of All-Time | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s
1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s | AP Top Programs of All-Time
USA TODAY Coaches Poll Final Top 25 
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
USA TODAY Preseason Coaches Polls
1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s
All-Time Preseason Rankings

Preseason AP Poll Top 25 Projection, Rankings Prediction 2022

What might the 2022 preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll look like? It’s our predicted best guess on the first football Coaches Poll of the season.

What will the 2022 preseason AP Poll potentially look like? It’s our predicted best guess on the early college football rankings.


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The AP poll is the longest running college football measuring stick going, and it’s still – along with the USA TODAY Coaches Poll – a great indication of how the top teams are viewed and where the expectations are set.

Lately the preseason poll pretty much mirrors the Coaches version, but there are always a few tweaks and differences with a few more non-traditional teams getting a little more love – last year’s had Cincinnati and Coastal Carolina higher than the Coaches Poll did.

This year isn’t going to be quite as crazy as last year coming off the strange 2020, but this season there should be a whole lot of differences from the Coaches Poll with so many questions outside of the top five.

The 2021 Preseason AP Poll had Alabama No. 1, Oklahoma No. 2, Clemson No. 3, Ohio State No. 4. Eventual national champion Georgia came in at 5, Cincinnati was 8, and Michigan was stuck in the Also Receiving Votes abyss.

Below is NOT the actual 2022 Preseason AP Poll – it’s our prediction and projection of what it might be before its release in mid-August.

2022 Preseason AP Poll Prediction

Click each team for the CFN 2021 preview. Number in parentheses is where each team finished in final 2020 rankings.

Predicted Preseason Coaches Poll Also Receiving Votes: Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Pitt, North Carolina, UCLA, Purdue, Boise State, Minnesota, San Diego State, Army, LSU, MiamiUCF, South Carolina

25 Penn State Nittany Lions (NR)

24 Florida Gators (NR)

23 Kentucky Wildcats (18)

22 BYU Cougars (19)

21 Texas Longhorns (NR)

Early Win Total Projections

20 Tennessee Volunteers (NR)

19 Baylor Bears (5)

18 Iowa Hawkeyes (23)

17 Houston Cougars (21)

16 Arkansas Razorbacks (20)

USA TODAY Coaches Poll Preseason Prediction

15 Utah Utes (12)

14 Oregon Ducks (22)

13 NC State Wolfpack (20)

12 Ole Miss Rebels (11)

11 Oklahoma Sooners (10)

Bowl Projections: Post-Spring Football

10 Oklahoma State Cowboys (7)

9 Michigan State Spartans (9)

8 USC Trojans (NR)

7 Michigan Wolverines (3)

6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8)

5 Texas A&M Aggies (NR)

Clemson Tigers (14)

3 Georgia Bulldogs (1)

2 Ohio State Buckeyes (6)

1 Alabama Crimson Tide (2)

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Preseason Coaches Poll Top 25 Projection, Rankings Prediction 2022

What might the 2022 preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll look like? It’s our predicted best guess on the first football Coaches Poll of the season.

What will the 2022 preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll potentially look like? It’s our predicted best guess on the early college football rankings.


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What could/might the preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll look like when it’s released in August?

Along with the AP Poll, the Coaches Poll is always a good snapshot of how the world views the top teams, and it helps set the expectations for the season.

Last year Alabama was the No. 1 in the first poll, and eventual national champion Georgia started out 5th. Clemson was 2, Oklahoma 3, Ohio State was 4.

And Cincinnati? It started out 10th, and in a massive whiff – and we said so at the time – Michigan didn’t even make the top 25, starting out in the Others Receiving Votes category being ranked, technically, 33rd.

So how does the preseason Coaches Poll usually differ from the AP version? The two are usually pretty much the same, but they do tend to give the bigger name coaches a wee bit more credit. They also tend to go with the brand names a little bit more.

For example, last year the coaches had Texas at 19, the AP had it at 21. The AP had Utah and Arizona State in the top 25, and the coaches left didn’t have the two Pac-12 teams in at all, but had USC ranked one spot higher – 14 to 15 – than the did.

To note, this is NOT the actual 2022 Preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll – it’s our prediction and projection of what it might be. Once the real version is released, we’ll break it all down and do a deep dive analysis.

It’s our call based on historical precedent, returning talent, and guessing how the coaches are perceiving teams and big brand names, it’s the …

2022 Preseason USA TODAY Coaches Poll Top 25 Prediction

Click each team for the CFN 2022 preview or schedule analysis. Number in parentheses is where each team finished in final 2021 rankings.

Yeah, we’ll throw in the possible teams that should receive at least a few votes in the mix. Here are the teams that will be on some of the coaches’ Top 25 lists, but will probably miss out on being in the big poll.

Predicted Preseason Coaches Poll Also Receiving Votes: WisconsinWake Forest, PittCincinnati, UCLANorth Carolina, Purdue, LSU, Miami, Boise State, Minnesota, San Diego State, Army,  UCF

25 Florida Gators (NR)

24 Penn State Nittany Lions (NR)

23 Kentucky Wildcats (18)

22 Texas Longhorns (NR)

21 BYU Cougars (22)

Early Win Total Projections

20 Tennessee Volunteers (NR)

19 Baylor Bears (5)

18 Iowa Hawkeyes (23)

17 Arkansas Razorbacks (20)

16 Houston Cougars (17)

AP Poll Preseason Prediction

15 Utah Utes (12)

14 Oregon Ducks (21)

13 Ole Miss Rebels (11)

12 NC State Wolfpack (19)

11 Oklahoma Sooners (7)

Bowl Projections: Post-Spring Football

10 Oklahoma State Cowboys (7)

9 USC Trojans (NR)

8 Michigan State Spartans (8)

7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9)

6 Michigan Wolverines (3)

Clemson Tigers (16)

4 Texas A&M Aggies (25)

3 Georgia Bulldogs (1)

2 Ohio State Buckeyes (5)

1 Alabama Crimson Tide (2)

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