Daily Blog • February 1st, 2010

I have been working on magazine deadlines since December 1st and have just finished reading 75-150pg reports on each of the 120 FBS teams. The reports are created by my staff throughout the season as they read dozens of articles daily on each of their assigned teams. My staff then underlines all the important information for me and this gives me a lot of flavor of what was going on into and out of games throughout the season. I find it interesting every year to see how the writers' perception of the team changes from August to January.

I have also just completed my projection of what the AP Preseason Top 10 will look like in August. In each of the last two years I have nailed 9 of the 10 teams that appeared in the Preseason Top 10 successfully with last years exception being LSU/Penn St and I may have had something to do with that.

Keep in my mind these are not my rankings just a prediction of what the AP Top 10 will be. I will not have my rankings finalized until May and as you know I tend to go out on a limb in a lot of cases and have a lot of surprise picks in my magazine. We have been doing a M-W-F blog format the past few weeks but since my AP projection is highly anticipated, I will be posting it tomorrow as soon as it is ready and I will also keep the blog up there for a few extra days.

The Top 10 will also be posted on the interactive side and I encourage you to make comments and post any questions you may have and I will try to answer them every day. Again these are not my rankings, just my projection of what the AP Preseason Top 10 will be so please no comments on why I have xx team ranked #5 or why xx team isn’t ranked.

Also if you haven’t already, please check out the 2010 Spring Central where we have all latest information on 2010 schedules, coaching changes, who’s back/who’s not, NFL draft early entries and much more.  Make sure to check it daily as we continue to update it.

Signing day is on Wednesday and Miami, Oh is conducting what is believed to be the first world wide webcast of its kind from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its official athletic site www.MURedHawks.com. Sponsored by Miami Savings Bank, RedHawk Recruiting Live will feature six full hours of free live recruiting announcements and appearances by nearly 50 current student-athletes and other special guests. It will give fans a never-before-seen inside look at the excitement of Signing Day. Fans also will be able to use Twitter to “tweet” their recruiting questions to HC Michael Haywood and his staff as Haywood will answer fans questions for a segment at least once every hour. Just go to www.MURedHawks.com anytime on Wednesday, Feb. 3, between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST!

I will be back tomorrow with my AP Preseason Top 10 Projection!