A college football team's honor is gained and lost by how they are ranked in the BCS standings. This creates a unique intrigue to the game as every team is fighting for the top spot. Some teams win the fight, others lose and only a few teams are left satisfied.
As teams prepare for fall ball they are constantly comparing themselves with the teams around them. With that being said, even a way-too-early Top 10 for next year is significant in that it acts as a measuring stick.
While this might not be how things ultimately shape out, here are today's Top 10 teams heading into the 2012 season.