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Preview Sports College Football

Preview Sports Publications, Inc.
110 Greene Street, Suite 1104
New York, NY 10012
Rating: 28

$6.99, 144 pp.
Year reviewed: 2001

Overview: Over the last two years, Preview Sports has made great strides in improving the overall consistency of their magazine.
Good news: Quantity of information is decent for most I-A teams, similar to Street & Smith in layout and style.
Bad news: Historically poor predictions (11th of 12 magazines for the last three years); the discussion looks like it was written before spring football (but isn't sufficiently detailed to tell for sure); "previous year's recap" section is not nearly as good as it once was.

Per-team information: slightly less than a page per team for major teams, closer to ½ page per team for minor ones. Includes: projected starting lineup; discussion of offensive/defensive prospects for the coming season; list of top returnees and newcomers; schedule (with previous year's results for opponents that were also played last year) is in a separate section.

Per-conference information: one page per conference for major conferences. Includes: all-conference team and projected order of finish (with projected conference and overall records for each team). Coverage is reduced for the MAC and Big West.

National information: two-deep all-America list; top 25 (with ½ page discussion of each team).

Recap (2000) information: Two pages, individual and team statistical leaders.

Division I-AA information: one page, with a projected top 10, all-America team, and short discussion.

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