Coaches Polls: Every preseason ranking ahead of the 2024 season

With realignment winds blowing furiously in the offseason — 17 teams changed conferences after 24 last year — it can be hard to keep track of who’s where. Plus, with every conference sending a team to the NCAA Tournament at the end of the year, it’s useful to take stock at the start of the year.

Here’s a look at all 30 conferences and their preseason coaches poll, if released. Click below to navigate to that specific conference and view the teams by their preseason rank alongside 2023 records and RPI.


America East

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAA
1 Binghamton 29-23 16-8 218
2 Maine 31-21 19-5 125
3 UMBC 30-27 16-8 176
4 NJIT 22-31 11-13 222
5 Bryant 26-24 12-12 156
6 UMass Lowell 20-35 11-13 213
7 UAlbany 9-34-1 3-21 280
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.
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The American

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAA
1 East Carolina 47-19 18-6 26
2 Charlotte 36-28 17-121 64
3 UTSA 38-19 21-81 75
4 Florida Atlantic 34-25 16-141 78
5 South Florida 21-39 7-17 161
6 Memphis 29-28 10-14 144
7 Wichita State 30-25 13-10 110
8 Rice 21-37 9-211 167
9 Tulane 19-42 8-16 158
10 UAB 17-36 8-221 192
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.
1 Conference USA record; Moved to AAC in offseason.

Atlantic 10

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Saint Louis 33-23 15-9 224
2 George Mason 36-27 13-10 153
3 Saint Joseph’s 28-24-1 17-7 162
4 Davidson 30-24 15-8 216
5 VCU 25-30 11-13 221
6 Dayton 26-34 15-9 191
7 Rhode Island 23-29 13-11 195
8 Richmond 27-28 14-9 227
9 George Washington 21-34 11-12 225
10 Fordham 19-36 7-17 258
11 Massachusetts 14-35 6-18 274
12 St. Bonaventure 8-40 5-19 299
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf.tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Atlantic Coast

ATLANTIC DIVISION

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Wake Forest 54-12 22-7 2
2 Clemson 44-19 20-10 7
3 NC State 36-21 13-16 24
4 Florida State 23-31 9-21 61
5 Louisville 31-24 10-20 44
6 Notre Dame 30-24 15-15 58
7 Boston College 37-20 16-14 20
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament. Wake Forest picked as ACC Champion.
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COASTAL DIVISION

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Virginia 50-15 19-11 10
2 North Carolina 36-24 14-14 33
3 Duke 39-24 16-13 17
4 Miami 42-21 18-12 16
5 Georgia Tech 30-27 12-18 67
6 Virginia Tech 30-23 12-17 49
7 Pitt 24-31 10-18 81
NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Atlantic Sun

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Lipscomb 36-26 23-7 90
2 FGCU 42-18 20-10 59
3 Jacksonville 34-24 17-13 127
4 Stetson 35-23 20-10 129
5 Kennesaw State 25-29 14-16 163
6 Austin Peay 26-32 15-15 199
7 EKU 29-30 15-15 178
8 Central Arkansas 23-31 14-16 242
9 North Florida 28-27 13-17 166
10 Queens 17-38 9-21 248
11 North Alabama 14-37 8-22 273
12 Bellarmine 13-42 8-22 267
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Big 12

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAA
1 TCU 44-24 13-11 15
2 Texas 42-22 15-9 21
3 Oklahoma State 41-20 15-9 23
4 Texas Tech 41-23 12-12 37
5 Kansas State 35-24 13-11 53
6 Oklahoma 32-28 11-13 40
7 West Virginia 40-20 15-9 27
8 Kansas 25-32 8-16 111
9 Houston 36-23 17-61 102
10 UCF 33-26 12-121 119
11 Baylor 20-35 6-18 175
12 BYU 24-28 13-142 196
13 Cincinnati 24-33 10-141 160
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.
1 The American record; Moved to Big 12 in offseason.
2 WCC record; Moved to Big 12 in offseason.

Big East

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAA
1 UConn 44-17 15-5 25
2 Xavier 39-25 14-7 42
3 Seton Hall 31-24 13-8 143
4 Creighton 25-24 10-11 130
5 Georgetown 30-27 10-10 135
6 St. John’s 28-25 8-12 165
7 Butler 12-43 5-16 237
8 Villanova 14-37 7-13 261
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Big South

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAA
1 USC Upstate 38-22 21-6 85
2 Gardner-Webb 31-25 15-12 154
3 High Point 20-34 12-15 205
4 Winthrop 28-28 15-12 155
5 UNC Asheville 26-26 12-15 212
6 Presbyterian 21-34 12-15 200
7 Charleston Southern 22-28 13-14 172
8 Longwood 23-31 11-16 228
9 Radford 10-45 2-25 298
Last year’s auto-bid, Campbell, moved on to the CAA. NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.
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Big Ten

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Iowa 40-16 15-8 32
2 Indiana 43-20 16-8 31
3 Maryland 42-21 17-7 36
4 Rutgers 33-23 14-10 68
5 Nebraska 33-23-1 15-9 99
6 Michigan 28-28 13-11 122
Illinois 25-27 12-12 96
Michigan State 33-22 12-12 70
Minnesota 18-34 10-14 210
Northwestern 10-40 4-20 263
Ohio State 31-25 9-15 79
Penn State 25-25 7-16 142
Purdue 24-29 11-13 206
NOTE: Big Ten preseason poll only ranks the top six teams. After that, they’re alphabetical. Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf.tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Big West

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 UC Santa Barbara 35-20 18-12 56
2 UC Irvine 38-17 19-11 46
3 UC San Diego 34-18 21-9 82
4 Hawai’i 29-20 18-12 76
5 CSUN 34-17 20-10 73
6 Cal State Fullerton 32-24 20-10 65
7 Cal Poly 21-35 11-19 168
8 Long Beach State 33-22 17-13 87
9 UC Davis 17-37 7-23 230
10 Cal State Bakersfield 18-34 9-21 252
11 UC Riverside 11-41 5-26 262
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf.tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Coastal Athletic Association

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Northeastern 44-16 20-10 35
2 UNCW 34-23 20-8 43
3 Campbell 46-15 22-51 13
4 Charleston 36-22 18-12 69
5 Elon 33-22 19-9 63
6 Delaware 30-29 17-13 112
7 William & Mary 32-25 15-15 89
8 Stony Brook 23-29 14-16 159
9 Hofstra 26-26 13-15 123
10 North Carolina A&T 19-28 11-17 188
11 Towson 19-37 7-23 231
12 Monmouth 16-30 6-22 208
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.
1 Big South record; Moved to CAA in offseason. Won Big South auto-bid in ’23.

Conference USA

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Dallas Baptist 47-16 25-5 14
2 Liberty 27-31 16-141 97
3 Louisiana Tech 28-31 15-15 131
4 Sam Houston 39-25 22-82 74
5 WKU 33-26 16-14 138
6 Middle Tennessee 27-29 14-16 157
7 Jacksonville State 27-30 18-121 181
8 FIU 21-34 8-22 196
9 New Mexico State 12-36 9-212 296
Last year’s auto-bid, Charlotte, moved to the AAC. NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.
1 ASUN record; Moved to CUSA in offseason.
2 WAC record; Moved to CUSA in offseason.

Horizon League

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Wright State 39-23 22-8 80
2 Northern Kentucky 30-27 17-13 219
3 Oakland 28-31 18-12 217
4 Milwaukee 22-32 11-18 265
5 Youngstown State 19-36 13-16 253
6 Purdue Fort Wayne 13-43 8-22 276
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf.tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Fairfield 37-18 16-5 118
2 Quinnipiac 30-26 16-8 203
3 Canisius 26-25-1 16-8 180
4 Rider 36-21 14-7 93
5 Manhattan 22-34 13-11 257
6 Niagara 24-22-1 14-10 190
7 Mount St. Mary’s 25-27 10-14 238
8 Marist 16-36 10-14 270
9 Iona 13-38 9-15 286
10 Siena 14-41 7-17 271
11 Saint Peter’s 9-41 4-20 301
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf.tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Mid-American Conference

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Kent State 40-16 24-6 45
2 Ball State 36-23 19-11 101
3 Central Michigan 31-22 19-11 107
4 Western Michigan 21-31 18-11 164
5 Ohio 18-30 15-15 214
6 Toledo 26-29 14-16 182
7 Miami (OH) 21-35 13-17 245
8 Bowling Green 20-30 12-18 229
9 Eastern Michigan 26-26 12-18 186
10 Northern Illinois 10-43 5-24 279
11 Akron 20-33 12-18 239
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf.tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Missouri Valley Conference

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Indiana State 45-17 24-3 9
2 Missouri State 33-23 18-9 83
3 Evansville 37-24 15-12 72
4 Murray State 31-28 14-13 171
5 Southern Illinois 30-27 15-12 136
6 Belmont 27-33 10-17 215
7 Illinois State 20-30 9-18 202
8 UIC 28-25 13-14 134
9 Valparaiso 20-27 10-17 149
10 Bradley 16-32 7-20 204
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Mountain West Conference

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 San José State 31-27 18-11 105
2 Fresno State 30-27 16-14 177
3 Air Force 28-31 17-13 140
4 San Diego State 24-29 18-11 148
T-5 New Mexico 25-24 13-17 241
T-5 UNLV 21-30 12-18 209
7 Nevada 20-33 10-20 220
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Northeast Conference

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Central Connecticut St. 36-14 25-5 108
2 Wagner 32-24 21-9 234
3 Sacred Heart 28-30 17-13 232
4 Fairleigh Dickinson 31-21-1 20-10 254
5 LIU 19-36 16-14 284
6 Merrimack 21-30 14-16 268
T-7 Coppin State 21-31 14-16 278
T-7 Stonehill 13-35 10-20 292
T-9 Maryland-Eastern Shore 18-37 14-16 288
T-9 Le Moyne D2 D2 D2 D2
11 Delaware State 13-35 8-22 297
12 Norfolk State 9-42 6-24 302
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.
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Ohio Valley Conference

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Little Rock 31-23 14-8 170
2 Morehead State 36-20 16-7 116
3 Southeast Missouri 26-30 14-10 211
4 UT Martin 22-34 14-10 246
5 Eastern Illinois 38-21 13-11 117
6 Tennessee Tech 21-34 10-14 249
7 SIUE 26-28 9-15 226
8 Southern Indiana 17-38 8-15 275
9 Lindenwood 13-42 8-16 281
10 Western Illinois 12-40 8-161 287
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.
1 The Summit League record; Moved to OVC in offseason.

Pac-12

Rank Ovr. Conf. RPI NCAAs
1 Oregon State 41-20 18-12 34
2 Stanford 44-20 23-7 18
3 UCLA 28-24-1 12-16-1 66
4 Oregon 41-22 16-14 30
5 USC 34-23-1 17-13 55
6 Arizona State 32-23 16-13 52
7 Washington 35-20 17-12 38
8 California 24-28 12-18 84
9 Arizona 33-26 12-18 54
10 Utah 22-32-1 9-20-1 147
11 Washington State 28-23 10-19 94
Highlighted row indicates last year’s auto-bid (conf. tourney). NCAAs = 2023 Tournament.

Patriot League

Rank