2008 Early Bird
Top 25 Preview
Click on each team for breakdown

1. Ohio State
2. Oklahoma
3. Florida
4. Georgia
5. Southern California
6. Missouri
7. Louisiana State
8. Virginia Tech
9. Kansas
10. Clemson
11. West Virginia
12. Texas Tech
13. Illinois
14. Texas
15. Wisconsin
16. Tennessee
17. Auburn
18. Arizona State
19. South Florida
20. Penn State
21. Connecticut
22. Virginia
23. Boise State
24. Florida State
25. Ball State


Others Receiving Consideration
(depth charts included)

Brigham Young
Central Michigan
Fresno State
Miami FL


When the media makes their BCS Conference August predictions, here is how they should look:

ACC Atlantic - Clemson
ACC Coastal - Virginia Tech
Big East - West Virginia
Big Ten - Ohio State
Big XII North - Missouri
Big XII South - Oklahoma
Pac Ten - Southern California
SEC East - Florida
SEC West - Louisiana State


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Are we too early? Not quite.
The NationalChamps.net Early Bird Preview has predicted the almost the same Top 10 the official AP Poll puts out eight months later in August. If you want to see what next year's 2008 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.


DO 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.

So 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.



Please 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.