we too early? Not quite.
For the last two years, the NationalChamps.net Early Bird
Preview has predicted the same Top 10 the official AP Poll
puts out eight months later in August. If you want to see
what next year's 2006 Preseason Poll will look like, check
out the Early Bird Preview. The process of selection is not
that difficult if you know what pollsters look for. We give
you most of that information now.
NOT MISS THE POINT: NationalChamps.net is proud to once
again present our annual Early Bird College Football Breakdown.
For those of you concerned with the rankings and the fact
this #16 team is better than that #9 team, then YOU ARE MISSING
THE POINT! Our presentation was created as nothing more than
a rough guide for listing whether key players return or depart.
So many of the selections are evidently interchangeable and
will adjust continuously until next season arrives.
sit back, unbutton those tight pants from your turkey dinners
and leftovers, and take this preview for what it's worth.
We think you will gain much more by realizing that the rankings
and their explicit accuracy are not the primary goal. This
is not about predicting where these teams will finish by season's
end, a flaw in logic many assume - it is about where each
deserves to be ranked as the season starts.
However, in the sixth season of compiling this Early Bird
Preview, NationalChamps.net has eerily predicted a very close
result to what the official polls will show come August. Returning
starters and key losses are not hard to figure out. Unpredictable
at this point, though, is just how early NFL departures and
bowl game results tend to change these rankings more than
any other aspect. We rank what we know and take the rest in
2006 PREVIEW COMING THIS SPRING
check back this spring when NationalChamps.net releases our
entire 2006 College Football Preview... complete with full
depth charts, analysis from our writing staff, rankings, unit
power ratings and lots of new digital photos.
could not continue without genuine college football fans like
you. Thanks for your continued support.