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Total Appearances in the AP Preseason Poll

Rk Team App* Pct* Avg Rk High Rk
1. Kentucky 55 88.7% 6.78 1
2. North Carolina 53 85.5% 6.57 1
3. Duke 47 75.8% 5.77 1
  UCLA 47 75.8% 8.26 1
5. Kansas 45 72.6% 7.36 1
6. Louisville 41 66.1% 10.10 2
7. Arizona 33 53.2% 10.55 1
8. Indiana 31 50.0% 10.45 1
  Syracuse 31 50.0% 12.68 1
10. Michigan 30 48.4% 11.70 1
11. Michigan State 26 41.9% 8.50 1
12. Villanova 23 37.1% 9.78 3
  Georgetown 23 37.1% 11.17 1
  Notre Dame 23 37.1% 12.65 3
  Memphis 23 37.1% 13.39 3
16. Maryland 22 35.5% 9.77 2
  Ohio State 22 35.5% 10.36 1
  Connecticut 22 35.5% 11.91 1
  Purdue 22 35.5% 13.55 2
  Oklahoma 22 35.5% 14.55 3
21. Marquette 21 33.9% 12.43 2
  Cincinnati 21 33.9% 12.81 1
23. Florida 20 32.3% 11.10 1
  Gonzaga 20 32.3% 12.65 1
  Alabama 20 32.3% 15.10 7
26. Illinois 19 30.6% 12.11 2
  Virginia 19 30.6% 12.68 1
  Texas 19 30.6% 13.53 2
29. Arkansas 18 29.0% 12.11 1
30. Tennessee 17 27.4% 13.82 6
  NC State 17 27.4% 14.12 1
32. Iowa 15 24.2% 12.07 5
  Missouri 15 24.2% 14.33 5
34. LSU 14 22.6% 13.00 2
  Wisconsin 14 22.6% 15.00 3
  Georgia Tech 14 22.6% 15.57 1
37. Houston 13 21.0% 10.92 2
  UNLV 13 21.0% 12.31 1
  St. John's (NY) 13 21.0% 15.92 7
40. Pittsburgh 12 19.4% 11.67 4
  USC 12 19.4% 13.50 3
  Wake Forest 12 19.4% 14.58 2
  Minnesota 12 19.4% 15.17 4
44. DePaul (IL) 11 17.7% 14.27 2
  Stanford 11 17.7% 14.36 3
46. Baylor 10 16.1% 14.90 2
  Temple 10 16.1% 14.90 7
  Oklahoma State 10 16.1% 15.90 7
49. Kansas State 9 14.5% 12.22 3
  Utah 9 14.5% 13.89 6
  Oregon 9 14.5% 14.44 5
52. Auburn 8 12.9% 14.75 4
  Florida State 8 12.9% 16.88 2
54. Wichita State 7 11.3% 8.29 3
  Vanderbilt 7 11.3% 11.57 5
  West Virginia 7 11.3% 12.29 5
  Xavier (OH) 7 11.3% 13.43 7
  New Mexico 7 11.3% 14.57 6
  Washington 7 11.3% 17.00 9
  Iowa State 7 11.3% 17.86 7
61. South Carolina 6 9.7% 7.50 1
  Oregon State 6 9.7% 10.17 7
  San Francisco 6 9.7% 11.33 5
  Mississippi State 6 9.7% 12.50 6
  Boston College 6 9.7% 14.33 7
  Massachusetts 6 9.7% 15.67 3
  Texas A&M 6 9.7% 17.17 13
  BYU 6 9.7% 17.83 12
69. Davidson (NC) 5 8.1% 9.00 4
  Providence (RI) 5 8.1% 9.60 5
  Seton Hall (NJ) 5 8.1% 12.00 6
  Penn 5 8.1% 14.20 9
  St. Bonaventure (NY) 5 8.1% 15.20 7
  Creighton (NE) 5 8.1% 15.40 9
  Arizona State 5 8.1% 16.20 6
  California 5 8.1% 16.40 6
  Georgia 5 8.1% 17.60 16
78. Long Beach State 4 6.5% 11.00 6
  Western Kentucky 4 6.5% 13.25 8
  Clemson 4 6.5% 17.75 5
  Virginia Tech 4 6.5% 18.25 15
  San Diego State 4 6.5% 20.00 16
83. Saint Joseph's (PA) 3 4.8% 10.33 4
  Jacksonville 3 4.8% 10.67 4
  Fresno State 3 4.8% 13.33 13
  Dayton (OH) 3 4.8% 17.00 6
  Butler (IN) 3 4.8% 17.33 11
  Texas Tech 3 4.8% 17.33 13
  Nevada 3 4.8% 17.67 7
  VCU 3 4.8% 18.00 14
  Miami (FL) 3 4.8% 18.33 13
  Rutgers 3 4.8% 18.67 15
  TCU 3 4.8% 19.67 14
  Saint Mary's (CA) 3 4.8% 19.67 17
  Rhode Island 3 4.8% 22.33 21
  George Washington (DC) 3 4.8% 23.00 21
97. Loyola Chicago 2 3.2% 2.50 1
  New Mexico State 2 3.2% 10.50 6
  Bradley (IL) 2 3.2% 11.50 9
  Seattle 2 3.2% 12.50 10
  Navy 2 3.2% 14.00 9
  Drake (IA) 2 3.2% 14.50 10
  Utah State 2 3.2% 14.50 12
  UAB 2 3.2% 15.00 14
  SMU 2 3.2% 16.00 10
  Tulsa 2 3.2% 18.00 11
  Charlotte 2 3.2% 18.50 18
  Detroit Mercy 2 3.2% 18.50 18
  Nebraska 2 3.2% 23.00 21
110. New York 1 1.6% 2.00 2
  UTEP 1 1.6% 2.00 2
  Louisiana 1 1.6% 7.00 7
  Princeton (NJ) 1 1.6% 8.00 8
  Colorado 1 1.6% 10.00 10
  Washington State 1 1.6% 10.00 10
  Wyoming 1 1.6% 10.00 10
  Duquesne (PA) 1 1.6% 11.00 11
  Santa Clara 1 1.6% 12.00 12
  Tulane 1 1.6% 17.00 17
  Holy Cross (MA) 1 1.6% 18.00 18
  Oral Roberts (OK) 1 1.6% 18.00 18
  Northwestern 1 1.6% 19.00 19
  Cleveland State (OH) 1 1.6% 20.00 20
  Mississippi 1 1.6% 23.00 23
  Southern Illinois 1 1.6% 24.00 24
  Southern Miss 1 1.6% 24.00 24
  Harvard 1 1.6% 25.00 25
* Out of 62 total preseason polls since 1962

Preseason polls in this period:
1962  1963  1964  1965  1966  1967  1968  1969  1970  1971  1972  1973  1974  1975  1976  1977  1978  1979  1980  1981  1982  1983  1984  1985  1986  1987  1988  1989  1990  1991  1992  1993  1994  1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021  2022  2023 

NOTES
- Ties are sorted by Average Rank, High Rank, then alphabetically.
- Updated through 2023.

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