Coaches Poll Top 25: Alabama leads the first college football rankings ahead of the 2022 season.

Coaches Poll Top 25: Alabama leads the first college football rankings ahead of the 2022 season.


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The 2022 college football season is right around the corner, which means it’s time for preseason rankings. The annual pre-season coaches election was released on Monday Alabama Having the honor of entering the season with another number 1 after taking the same position in Preseason CBS Sports 131 last week. The Crimson Tide scored 1,634 total points and received 54 of 66 first-place votes.

Alabama enters with the reigning Heisman Trophy winner in junior Bryce Young along with junior EDGE threat Will Anderson Jr. and a pedigree of success under legendary coach Nick Saban at quarterback. Ohio State Checks on number 2. Coach Ryan Day’s team, led by Heisman Trophy contender C.J. Stroud at quarterback, had five first-place finishes and 1,564 total points.

Defending National Champion Georgia Although he got 3rd place, he eclipsed Ohio State by six first-place votes Clemson And Our Lady Despite major coaching changes, he finished top five.

Here’s a look at the top 25, according to the 66 coaches who voted in the poll (first-place votes in parentheses).

Pre-season coaches poll

  1. Alabama (54)
  2. Ohio State (5)
  3. Georgia (6)
  4. Clemson
  5. Our Lady
  6. Michigan
  7. Texas A&M
  8. Utah
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Bayer
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Oregon
  13. North Carolina State
  14. Michigan State
  15. USC
  16. Pittsburgh
  17. Miami
  18. Texas (1)
  19. Wake forest
  20. Wisconsin
  21. Kentucky
  22. Cincinnati
  23. Arkansas
  24. Be a lady
  25. Houston

Other Voters: 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; State of Utah 12; Air force 12; UCLA 10; Boise State 10; Appalachian State 10; Minnesota 6; South Carolina 5; Kansas State 4; Iowa State 3; Army 3; Louisiana 2; SMU 2; Purdue 2; State of Oregon 2; Coastal Carolina 2; USA 1; Louisville 1; State of Florida 1.



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