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By Jonathan Okanes
Monday, June 2nd, 2008 at 4:27 pm in off-season stuff.

Some of you may have noticed that some of the annual college football publications have started releasing some of their preseason information. Most of the preseason top 25 rankings from publications such as Sporting News, Lindy’s and Athlon include USC, Arizona State and Oregon. but Phil Steele’s c0llege football yearbook has Cal ranked at No. 20.

Matt Hayes of the Sporting News also recently ranked the top players at each position in the BCS conferences, and broke them down by conference as well. Check the BCS rankings here and the Pac-10 rankings here.

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  • Kensington

    This is all good. Although I’m optimistic for this season, it’s good to fly under the radar. We have a lot to prove.

  • Jan K Oski

    Dead on, Kensington. I have a feeling that the new leadership on this team could careless about these rankings and will buy into Tedford’s one-game-at-a-time mentality. Can’t wait to see the product.

    Go Bears!

  • RickySanchez

    Couldn’t agree with you guys more. Cal is WAY below the radar. Can’t believe the guys they have ahead of Jahvid Best (Grigsby???? Give me a break). It’s yet another ‘SC love fest (Patrick Turner? Fili Moala? McKnight?) in the preseason. I am very excited about this year. By mid-season, the new Cal receiving corps is going to be grabbing a lot of headlines (if Nyan stays clear of John Q Law….)

  • Iamalcindor

    RickySanchez Says:
    June 4th, 2008 at 9:24 am
    Couldn’t agree with you guys more. Cal is WAY below the radar. Can’t believe the guys they have ahead of Jahvid Best (Grigsby???? Give me a break).
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Jahvid Best has how many carries to his name? That’s why.

  • Iamalcindor

    It’s yet another ‘SC love fest (Patrick Turner? Fili Moala? McKnight?) in the preseason.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    As it should be. Fili is slated as just about everyone’s 1st round draft pick. McKnight is even more talented than Reggie Bush. This could be Turner’s break out year. Then there is Cush, Rey Rey, Mays, Keith “Remember me DeSean” Ellisen, Stafon Johnson, Ronald Johnson, etc etc. and this could be the most talented one in recent years.

  • San Ramon Mike

    I try not to get caught up in preseason hype because it generally means squat. However, I like to read a lot of the publications to learn about teams and players and over the years I have found Phil Steele’s magazine to be pretty dead on…More so then the others…So, while preseason polls are generally a crap shoot, I’d have to say, based on history, it does mean a little more to be ranked in Steele’s magazine.

  • Tyler M.

    Iamalcindor-

    I think Kevin Ellison would give you the same welcome as Desean if he knew that you keep calling him “keith”.