USA Today Sports, part of Gannett Co., Inc., has launched the 2022 Ferris Mowers Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll in conjunction with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). For more than 25 years, USA Today Sports has partnered with the NABC to publish weekly rankings of the top 25 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball teams throughout the regular college basketball season. The 2022 poll will continue its partnership with Ferris Mowers, part of the Briggs & Stratton family of brands.
As part of its sponsorship, Ferris Mowers will again present the Ferris Mowers NABC National Championship Trophy to the Division I men’s basketball team that receives the highest point total from the coaching panel in the final poll of the season in April.
“We’re honored to be the entitlement sponsor of the Coaches Poll and Trophy for the 2022 D1 college basketball season,” says Harold Redman, president of the Turf and Consumer Products Group at Briggs & Stratton. “These coaches are passionate leaders, who build teams that are resilient and successful, and we’re excited to celebrate them alongside USA Today Sports and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.”
The Ferris Mowers Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll is voted on by a panel of NABC-member Division I head coaches representing each of the 32 Division I conferences that receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Each coach submits a Top 25 team ranking weekly, with a first-place vote worth 25 points, second place worth 24 points, and so forth. The coaches ranking results are published by USA Today Sports online on Mondays and in print on Tuesdays during the season.