Because College Football News recently published a preseason top 119 teams list based not on expected finish, but "how good" each team is.
There's one very important distinction in the CFN preseason rankings: these are based on how good the teams are going into the season and NOT how they're going to finish. Some teams have easier schedules than others, some get tougher road games and some will need a little bit of time to jell meaning they might be better than their final record might indicate. Going into the year, these are how good the teams appear to be from No. 1 through 119
Remember my discussion quite recently with BON? Well CFN's taking a stab at trying it my way, even if it's just for the preseason. This is a good turn, whether you agree with my method or not. Something's not quite right with annual poll results and we should be seeking different ways to improve them.