See "notes" following the table for more information on its contents.
|CPA Rankings [Web Site]||3||1454½||136½||141||170½||144||155||138½||146||155||119||149|
|The Sporting News||4||1480||154||140||170||145||133||146||131||173||133||155|
This page shows the accuracy of preseason magazines' conference predictions for the ten-year span 1999-2008 ("the last ten years" going into the 2009 season). In order to qualify for either table, a magazine must have been published for every year used in that table.
There is also a "2006-2008 (last three years)" table, a "2004-2008 (last five years)" table, and a "1993-2008 (all-time)" table.
Tables with more years have the advantage of having a larger sample of data: a single unusually lucky or unlucky year has less impact on the standings. However, tables with fewer years have the advantage of including more magazines: several of the magazines available today were not published if one goes back far enough.