The men's team recieved 607 total votes in the poll, 172 points behind Wichita State — the preseason No. 1. BYU's West Coast Conference foes Gonzaga (No. 2) and St. Mary's (No. 10) are also in the top 10 of the poll.
Harvard (No. 3) and Northern Iowa (No. 5) round out the top five.
The Cougars also received a pair of votes in the initial AP Top 25. They open their season by hosting Long Beach State on Friday.
On the women's side, the Cougars received 22 of 30 first-place votes to top Gonzaga in the poll. James Madison, Chattanooga and Hampton round out the top five.
BYU received 735 total votes, two ahead of Gonzaga in the women's poll. The women open their season at South Dakota State on Friday.
Both the men's and women's basketball teams reached the NCAA tournament during the 2013-14 season. The men's team went 23-11 last season before falling to Oregon 87-68 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.
The BYU women's team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women's basketball tournament before falling to eventual national champion Connecticut 70-51.
Both polls are voted on by 30 coaches representing the smaller conferences in Division I basketball.