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 Preseason 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 FOUR years! When I predict the AP Top 10 in February (about a HALF YEAR ahead of the actual AP poll), I have now hit on 125 out of 130 over the last 13 years! That means hitting all 10 teams in eight of the thirteen years and missing by just one team in the other five years. Once again, predicting the top ten teams in the AP poll SIX MONTHS in advance, the record is now 125 out of 130 or 96.2%!
This week I am starting the second write through process for each team. We have been working full tilt on the magazine since December and are only half-way thru. The second write thru process last about a month and a half and once spring practices have ended, the 3rd write through process begins which involves me talking to 100+ coaches going over their teams with them. We will send the last page to the press on June 8th. Last year we got the magazines back in our office less than one week after the last page was sent and starting shipping them out that day. Last year we sent the magazines out Fed Ex Express and they charged us $7.95 and that is exactly what we charge you, no extra charge on that. I would estimate we will begin shipping the magazine our to all pre-orders around June 15th this year.
I know many of you order the magazine in advance so that you can be the FIRST in the country to receive one.
Here is what I am calling the VIP DEAL this year. If you order the 2022 Phil Steele College Football Preview prior to May 15th your cost will be $27.95 which includes the shipping cost. You will receive your magazine well before it hits the newsstands on July 4th. You get a head start on everyone else in the country at devouring the information.
The VIP DEAL also will get you access to the Digital 2022 Magazine so you can have it on your phone or computer. If you buy the magazine at the newsstand or AFTER May 15th, you will have to pay the $19.99 for the Digital Version just like everyone else.
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That is close to $125 worth of information before anyone else receives it and all for just the same $27.95 price you pay each year to pre-order and the magazine comes to you well before it hits the newsstand.
I do realize that many of you like to order two magazines as after the constant use your first one gets dog eared and torn up during the summer. It does cost me extra postage to ship a second one but I will eat that cost and you can get the second magazine for the $19.95 and no extra shipping. If you would like to order two magazines, get the Double VIP Deal and your cost including shipping is just $47.90. If the Double Deal is not available yet on the web site, then check back tomorrow.
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Here are the ten teams I feel will be in the 2022 AP Preseason Top Ten and over the last thirteen years 125 of my 130 (96.2%) Projected top ten teams in February 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 2022 Projected AP Preseason Top 10.
3. Ohio State
5. Texas A&M
6. Notre Dame
This Top Ten is now part of the spring guide and in March, I will give the reasons for each team being in the Preseason AP Top this year. I feel confident that this will be another perfect 10 for 10 on these teams for the fifth straight year once the AP Preseason Poll is released mid to late August! When the AP Poll comes out a half of year from now make sure you check back to this blog to see how I did.