Nobody looks more forward to the preseason publications than me. The feeling I have when I see that first Athlon's or Lindy's at Barnes and Nobles is similar to opening that first present at Christmas. It means that football is almost here or at least within three months anyway.
With that said, the preseason top 25 polls and conference rankings that these publications put out aren't worth the paper they are written on. Save your magazines from this year and then make a few comparisons in January. You'll see what I'm talking about.
How can Ohio State be number one? They have to replace nine starters on defense. And anytime Notre Dame wins at least six games the previous season, they are guaranteed a preseason top 10 ranking the next year. As for Florida, mark my word, they are the most overrated team in the conference. They will easily lose three games this year and maybe four. Chris Leak will still be the same quarterback in the wrong offense.
Despite all of that, we still love to see where we are in the various polls going into the season. Now the SEC has made it easy for us. The link below shows where all the SEC teams rank in the conference in the eight major preseason magazines. As you will see, we've done pretty good. Now the team has to deliver.
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