Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Welcome to The Ciskie Blog's 2008 College Football Preview. As usual, you can expect a rundown of every Division I-A (or "Football Bowl Subdivision", if you prefer) conference, as well as a brief look at the independents. Some of the information used to compile these previews came from various football preview publications that I took the time to review this summer. I give a full endorsement to Phil Steele's College Football Preview (the national edition, as well as his various regional magazines). I also have looked at Sporting News, Athlon Sports, and Blue Ribbon (via ESPN Insider). Information was also gathered from local newspapers and school websites. Please use the comments section or e-mail for feedback, questions, and any corrections you feel need to be noted.

1. Ohio State
2. Wisconsin
3. Illinois
4. Penn State
5. Michigan
6. Northwestern
7. Michigan State
8. Purdue
9. Iowa
10. Minnesota
11. Indiana

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year:
Chris "Beanie" Wells, RB, Ohio State
Defensive Player of the Year: James Laurinaitis, LB, Ohio State
Coach of the Year: Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
Coach on the Hot Seat: Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
Best Non-Conference Game: Ohio State at USC, September 13
Worst Non-Conference Game: Northern Colorado at Purdue, September 6


Goon said...

Is Minnesota really that bad in football? I have a hard believing they could be as bad as last season.

Goon said...

Bruce on second thought yep, Minnesota is that bad, after watching some of their first game they suck...