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Street & Smith's College Football

Street & Smith's
120 West Morehead Street, Suite 230
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 800-380-7404 (customer service)
Web site:
Rating: 35

$6.99 [1], 208 pp.
Year reviewed: 2007

[1] Cost is higher when ordered by mail or phone.

Overview: Street & Smith, after one year of stability, has changed their format again. Top teams get two pages of coverage, though some top-25 teams don't and some non-top-25 teams do. Some teams get one page, some get ½ page, and a few (non-BCS) teams get only 1/3 page.

Once among the best predictors, Street & Smith's conference predictions are middle-of-the-pack these days, standing 6th place (of 10 predictors) for the last 3 years. Street & Smith still has better and more extensive coverage of I-AA and lower divisions than any other major magazine.

Per-team information: Top teams get two pages of coverage, some teams get one page, and quite a few get ½ or 1/3. For example, in the Pac-10, the top four teams get two pages, the next two get one page, and the bottom four get ½ page each. In the MAC, two teams get a full page, two teams get ½ page, and all the rest get 1/3 of a page.

For teams which get two pages, there is: a list of projected starters, a fairly long discussion of prospects for the coming year, a recruiting report (replacing a mini-feature article on a single player), and some previous years' team and individual statistics.

For teams which get one full page and a half page, the discussion is shorter, there are no team and individual statistics, and recruiting article. And for teams which get 1/3 of a page, the discussion is shorter yet and there are no projected starters.

Per-conference information: A few paragraphs discussion of the conference race, a predicted order of finish, rating of recruiting classes, and an "all-conference" team.

National information: there are three-deep all-America lists, plus an "honorable mention" (up to twenty players per position, apparently sorted by ranking since they are not in alphabetical order). The national preview section includes a top 25 list with a few sentences of commentary per team.

Recap (previous year) information: Street & Smith has one of the better "previous year recap" sections. It is one of the few magazines to give standings of all conferences (Div I-A, I-AA, II, and III), including teams' conference and overall records. There are also a few pages of I-A/I-AA team and individual statistics. All of the bowl game results and other divisions' playoff results (NCAA and NAIA) are given. However, game scores are only given for teams getting at least ½ page of coverage, and only for opponents on the current year's schedule also played in the previous year.

Division I-AA information: At least one page per I-AA conference, 20 pages total. Street & Smith also has a few pages for Division II and Division III.

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