I'm going to try these 2010-11 "Very Early" Previews, and we'll see if people like them. In some sense they're a bit silly because there are so many uncertainties, but I am not going to be actually ranking teams or predicting conference champs a year ahead. What I'm going to be talking about will be general issues: who is graduating, who will be back, who is being recruited, and who does each team need to sign.
Why am I going through this effort? I'll admit that it's mostly selfish. For one, it will make my real 2010-11 Previews (which will not be written until April of 2010) easier to put together. It will also help keep me sane. For those who don't know about the economics of blogs, I can assure you that I don't make much money off of this site - I have a real job that pays the bills. This site is a hobby of mine, and it will be good to keep active during the dead time of the college basketball season (the July-through-September period).
That said, I have also been told by several readers that they like that I keep this site going throughout the full year. There isn't much to talk about this time of year without going into gossip stories, which I hate to do. So hopefully this will keep folks interested. And I do think this will - I'm sure fans will come in to tell me what mistakes I've made.
I am not going to go through all of the conferences, of course. Right now my goal is to do the six BCS conferences. Please note that in all of the "Very Early" Previews, the teams are not ordered by any kind of ranking - they are just ordered in the same way they are in the 2009-10 previews. All conferences that have been completed will be listed below: