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LOOKING BACK: Now that we have a feel for what teams have what let's look back at the 2012 preseason rankings below and list the 3 most overrated and underrated teams coming into the season. Who ya got?
AP PRESEASON TOP 25
1. USC (25)
2. Alabama (17)
3. LSU (16)
4. Oklahoma (1)
7. Florida State
8. Michigan (1)
9. South Carolina
11. West Virginia
13. Michigan State
16. Virginia Tech
18. Ohio State
19. Oklahoma State
22. Kansas State
24. Boise State
Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 83, Washington 55, Auburn 53, North Carolina 32, Utah 30, Georgia Tech 25, Brigham Young 22, Tennessee 15, South Florida 11, Baylor 9, Texas A&M 5, UCF 4, Missouri 3, North Carolina State 3, Cincinnati 3, Houston 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Mississippi State 1, Northern Illinois 1
"Nobody makes me bleed my own blood, nobody!"
Overrated - USC, VT, Wisconsin
Underrated - Florida, KSU, Louisville
I really think Charlie Strong has something going at the Ville this season.
This post was edited by MarineMountie 22 months ago
Overrated: So Cal, MIchigan, and Arkansas
Underrated: UL Monroe, Stanford, Oreogn
Over-rated - USCw, VT, Michigan St
Under-rated - UF, FSU, Texas
i never was sold on arkie even before all the crap happened. they never have the line of scrimmage to compete with the elite, and they lost too much.
you could add tejas to the under rated.
Agree on everything you said except for Louisville. I think they had a good spot. Maybe they could have been about 2 or 3 spots higher, but I think the general area was right for them.
For my 3rd underrated, I'll say Stanford. And not because of the USC upset. I always felt that people were putting too much emphasis on Luck leaving. They are definitely not the same team they were with him, but they are still REAL solid. Solid veteran DL, top 3-5 LB corps, and a solid secondary. Offensively, Stepfan Taylor is great RB. And Josh Nunes is pretty good.
Most overrated Arkansas, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech
Most underrated ucla, Notre Dame, Stanford
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
I've got to ask this as a Michigan fan.. Do you think he's better than Braxton?
I disagree on Louisville. Take SOS out of it. Do you really feel that they are one of the 15 or so best teams in the country? I say no chance in hell, and a good chance that they are not even one of the best 25 teams in the country.
To be a "dual threat" shouldn't you have more than 8 yards rushing in 3 games?
I guess i need to see more. Is Louisville, in your eyes are better than teams like Arizona, Missouri, Arizona St, Oregon St and Nebraksa?
Overrated: Florida, State, University.
What do you mean by production. That they are playing above their talent level, or that they will win 10-12 games based on their very easy SOS? Just curious.
I think "Black" QB's will always be labeled as Dual-threats b/c of their skin color. It also doesn't help that most if not all Black QBs generally have speed. I'm white and I think until something changes in some way, IDK what so don't ask, it'll never change.
Just b/c he has 8 yards rushing doesn't mean crap. He's black, and has speed so he's a dual threat.
Overrated: SC, Va Tech, Michigan
Underrated: ND , UCLA , Florida
Alabama: Should have been Ranked #1 to start the season
Florida: Should have been Ranked at least 15th
Stanford: Should have been Ranked at least 15th
USC - All Hype but no defense
VT - Should have been Ranked around 20th
Arkansas - Lose of Bobby P was under estimated.
He may have the potential to be a duel threat QB but the stats prove he's not in Lousivlle's offense. He's a QB. 8 yards this year and 66 last doesn't lead me to believe that you need to worry about him running. I think he is just implying that you're sterotyping him. and by his numbers I can't argue that he is and neither can you.
Overrated would be Arkansas, Wisconsin, and Michigan..
Ok, yes I agree with that.
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