NOT MISS THE POINT: NationalChamps.net is proud to once
again present our annual Thanksgiving 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 fifth season of compiling this Thanksgiving
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.
2005 PREVIEW COMING THIS SPRING
check back this spring when NationalChamps.net releases our
entire 2005 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.