AP Poll: Kentucky cracks Top 20 in preseason poll

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Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 12:14 PM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - For the first time since 1978, Kentucky is ranked in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25.

Kentucky joins five other conference schools, ranked No. 20 in the initial poll.

Alabama is the overwhelming favorite with 54 first-place votes.

  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

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, App State 4, South Carolina 2, UCLA 2, San Diego State 2, Utah State 2, Nebraska 1

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