For the purposes of self-grading, I’ll only look at the Top 5 from the past season (and I’ll explain why in a minute).
For starters, I’m giving myself an “A.” Because for the second straight year, I picked the eventual national champion No. 1 in my preseason poll. I had LSU last year, when everybody else was taking USC, and I had Florida this season.
That’s the good news.
Here’s the rest of my Top 5 from this season:
2. Ohio State
4. Southern Cal
Alabama? Not in my Top 25 (ouch, but they were at 26). I will say that I at least had Utah on the map, at No. 24, but I only had Texas at No. 13.
So I guess the lesson is, don’t make too many heavy financial decisions based on my Top 25.
But you might think about taking my No. 1 to the bank.