Phil Steele is getting warmed up.

Phil Steele is laying out his top 40 teams at his site as sort of a preview to the release of the 2009 Magazine (on June 9th!).  He’s up to #32 and he’s already listed two teams on Georgia’s schedule for the season.

If you click on the link to the team when it’s active, you are rewarded with a PDF of that team’s summary as it will appear in the magazine.

I didn’t see much of interest in his UT preview, other than that he’s got the Vols on his “Most Improved” list and has them bowl eligible (because the “offense can only improve”).  Well, and that Steele notes that Tennessee has averaged 41 rushing ypg in its last three games against Florida.  Ouch.

Steele also has Arkansas on his “Most Improved” list.  And he’s got some noteworthy trends listed regarding the Georgia game:

Arkansas is 3-8 all-time vs. UGA and has lost 8 of the last 9.  The Hogs are just 2-6 in SEC home openers and just 3-10 following a scheduled bye since 2002.

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One response to “Phil Steele is getting warmed up.

  1. Macallanlover

    Like you Senator, I find PS’s detail dizzying, but his magazine is a great resource for CFB fans. Other pre-season magazines give superficial glances at the details, and fill their pages with fluff. He also has been the most accurate with his SEC predictions from what I have seen. Selections this far in advance can never be as reliable as those made after the season has begun, but he always makes me look closer when he evaluates someone dramatically different than others (including myself.) For someone that lives in Big 11 country, he has game.