College Gym News Preseason Poll

As we anxiously await the official preseason coaches poll for 2022 on Road to Nationals and all the drama and laughs it will surely bring, we once again conducted our own to determine team rankings for the upcoming season in a similar vein to the AP Top 25 for college football.

Our methodology is simple. Each editor that wanted to participate submitted their top 36 teams for the 2022 season. Lists were submitted privately and no discussion was allowed beforehand to be able to produce as unbiased and accurate a ranking as possible. We then assigned a numerical value to each place, with each editor’s first-place team earning 36 points, second place taking 35 points and so on through No. 36. Each team’s points were then added up to determine the overall order.

The top 36, their point totals and the amount of first-place votes where applicable can be found below, as well as additional teams that earned points but did not make the top 36.

Does your order match up with ours? Where would you make changes? Let us know your top 36 in the comments or on social media! Finally, stay tuned for the announcement of the official 2022 preseason coaches poll on Road to Nationals, which should be released soon.

Finally, if you’re interested in the reasoning behind some of our decisions, stay tuned for our roundtable on Friday where we’ll share the thought process behind some of our choices.

TeamTotal Points
1. Florida (6 first-place votes)558
2. Utah (2 first-place votes)550
3. Michigan (6 first-place votes)545
4. Oklahoma (2 first-place votes)540
5. LSU506
6. UCLA485
7. Alabama482
8. California467
9. Minnesota447
10. Arkansas418
11. Denver404
12. Missouri380
13. Auburn356
14. Arizona State341
15. Kentucky340
16. Georgia327
17. Iowa319
18. Iowa State286
19. Oregon State280
20. Ohio State275
21. BYU252
22. Illinois225
23. N.C. State213
24. Boise State190
25. Southern Utah189
26. Stanford139
27. Michigan State126
28T. Central Michigan125
28T. Maryland125
30. Penn State106
31T. Utah State103
31T. Washington103
33. Arizona96
34. North Carolina80
35. West Virginia74
36. Nebraska72
Other teams receiving votes: Towson (37), Western Michigan (21), Rutgers (20), Eastern Michigan (16), Temple (14), George Washington (7), Illinois State (6), Kent State (4), Northern Illinois (4), Ball State (2), New Hampshire (1) 

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Votes cast by Elizabeth Grimsley, Allison Freeman, Carolyn Lien, Emily Minehart, Rebecca Scally, Brandis Heffner, Claire Billman, Mary Emma Burton, Ryan Wichtendahl, Tavia Smith, Katie Walsh, Talitha Ilacqua, Kalley Leer, Katherine Weaver, Jenna King and Tara Graeve

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