I'll preface this by saying that I loathe preseason rankings, but it's a slow board month, and figured this could generate some discussion or at least a few laughs. This may in fact be the most asinine ranking list I have seen in awhile. I'll also post the dreaded SIAP, but I did a rather thorough search and could not find anything.
Anyway, College Football News released their 2013 pre-season rankings yesterday, ranking every FBS team. I'm impressed simply by the massive undertaking of writing even brief Offensive and Defensive previews on EVERY team. I'm unimpressed by their completely crazy rankings and half-baked analysis.
They separate their ranking classes (and of course separate links) into:
1 to 5 - The Elite | 6 to 10 - BCS Title Contenders | 11 to 20 - BCS Contenders | 21 to 30 - Potential Stars | 31 to 40 - Fringe Conference Contenders | 41 to 50 - Mid-Level Bowl Teams | 51 to 60 - In the Bowl Hunt | 61 to 70 - Searching For A Bowl | 71 to 80 - Also-Rans | 81 to 90 - Not Awful, But ... | 91 to 100 - Sure To Struggle | 101 to 110 - In For Tough Seasons | 111 to 125 (why no cute name?)
#13 MSU (!!)
#94 Central Michigan
Other Odd Choices:
#2 FSU (REALLY?)
#22 Ole Miss
#25 Mississippi State
The rankings are clearly all over the map, with no justification as to why one team is put where. There are, however, some OK brief previews for some teams. The Michigan preview is pretty worthless in my opinion, but judge for yourself. They even found a way to take a RichRod jab... how original.