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to the NationalChamps.net 2002 Preseason Encyclopedia.
The new Top 25 post-spring update is now complete in an
entirely different format.. Please check back in three
weeks for the remaining Top 50 update.
Ken Dorsey returns to defend the Hurricane title.
NationalChamps.net is proud to present the new look
2002 College Football Preseason Encyclopedia. Many of
the depth charts you see now are official spring releases,
some post-spring and some pre-spring. As information changes
so will the previews. We are also experimenting with different
formats. Some of the teams will take on an offensive and
defensive, strengths and concerns breakdown, while others
display individual position analysis. Many, if not most,
of the wonderful digital photos used have been properly
credited and approved. If you feel there has been an indiscretion,
please notify the webmaster
immediately to resolve the matter. Due to time constraints,
it has been impossible to quote all sources involved.
Again, the teams ranked from #26 - #50 still reflect the
winter previews. A complete update will be forth coming
in the new format. We hope you enjoy the information.
do we determine the rankings? If some of you are wondering
what that calculation may be, you can click HERE
for an article entailing last season's formula. If your
team doesn't rank high, but still has the qualified personnel
to make a great run, your team probably ranks high on
Issue #3 (INTANGIBLE MEASUREMENT). You may also want to
refer to the NCS Averages
Poll to see how your team ranks in all of the major
it looks like the Big 12 rules once again next season
as Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and Nebraska fill out
Top Ten spots. Not too shabby. But the top six or seven
spots are really tight as any of the teams listed could
easily be interchanged with one another. So tight, that
Miami, even with major losses, has been labeled the
NationalChamps.net Preseason #1 squad. Until someone
beats them, they deserve the ranking. Underclassmen
heading to the NFL wreaked havoc for many of the 2002
top dogs and all of college football. This year's DARK
HORSE pick goes to Texas A&M with 16 to possibly
17 starters returning. Also falling under that category
will be Marshall and Cincinnati. Keep an eye out for
the Herd in 2002.
the summer rolls on we hope to have many more additions,
including the top 5 unit rankings for 2002. And as tradition
goes, the 2003 Preview will be released at Thanksgiving.
We hope you enjoy this year's version! Thank you for