See "notes" following the table for more information on its contents.
|The Sporting News||4||2,432||150||154||140||170||145||133||146||131||173||135||155||124||140||99||141||132||164|
This page shows the accuracy of preseason magazines' conference predictions for the fourteen-year span 1993-2009 ("all-time," as long as my preseason consensus has been produced, going into the 2010 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 "2007-2009 (last three years)" table, a "2005-2009 (last five years)" table, and a "2000-2009 (last ten years)" 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.