Spring football has already begun for some teams and every year in late February, I put out my Projected AP Top 10 basically six months ahead of the AP Top Ten release.
It is important to make the point that this is NOT my preseason Top 10 for next season, rather what I am projecting the AP Top 10 will look like to start the season.
My predicted AP Top 10 has been a PERFECT 10 for 10 each of the last THREE years! When I predict the AP Top 10 in February/March (about a HALF YEAR ahead of the actual AP poll), I have now hit on 115 out of 120 over the last 12 years! That means hitting all 10 teams in seven of the twelve years and missing by just one team in the other five years. Once again, predicting the top ten teams in the AP poll 6 MONTHS in advance, the record is now 115 out of 120 or 95.8%!
This week I am starting the second write thru process for each team. We have been working full tilt on the magazine since December. We will send the last page to the press on June 15th. Last year we got the magazines back in our office exactly one week after the last page was sent and starting shipping them out that day. I would estimate we will begin mailing the magazine our to all pre orders on June 22nd this year. Click here to pre-order magazine.
Before I get to the list, I just want to say Thank God they played football in 2020 and I am very much looking for a return to normalcy in 2021.
Here are the ten teams I feel will be in the 2021 AP Preseason top ten and over the last twelve years 115 of my 120 Projected top ten teams in February/March made the actual top ten, so as I said earlier, I seem to have a pretty good feel for how the voters will rank these teams come August.
My 2021 Projected AP Top 10.
- Ohio State
- Texas A&M
- Notre Dame
- North Carolina
- Iowa State