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
holiday 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 seventh 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 stride.
2008 PREVIEW COMING THIS SPRING
check back this spring when NationalChamps.net
releases our entire 2008 College Football Preview...
complete with full depth charts, analysis from
our writing staff, rankings, unit power ratings
and lots of new digital photos.