Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/26/13
With the 2013 college football season almost upon us, and this the last year in which we have the BCS to argue and feud over, it is only appropriate we kick it all off as soon as possible.  While official BCS ranking aren't published until halfway through the season, two thirds of the components are available prior to the first snap.Think about that for just a second.   Not a single down has been played, not a single touchdown scored, not a single attempt on 4th and goal from the one... nothing.  And yet two thirds of the decision is already there.  The human component is on the table.  Subject to change mind you, but as well know, first impressions are lasting ones, and those that don't make it as media darlings early will have a very steep hill to climb and a very short season to do so.  While officially the Harris Poll will replace the AP poll, due to the media's influence on public perception, the two are almost always identical.What's worse, it will be even more difficult next ...
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