5 Overrated College Football Programs

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5 Overrated College Football Programs
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College football, perhaps more than any other sport, lends itself to great debate. Some teams always seem to be ranked higher than they should, or garner recognition undeserved based on their performance.

The teams on this list are undeniably loaded with rich tradition that dates back for decades. These teams boast previous championships, Heisman Trophy candidates and passionate fans. It is for these reasons that the programs continue to draw top recruits, fill stadiums and rule the TV ratings.

Unfortunately, some could say that the notoriety is unwarranted because these same teams have struggled in recent years. While winning games still happen, there have been a lack of championships and major bowl victories for these teams in recent years.

College football fans are among the most passionate of any sport. They show their team spirit and pride regardless of on-field results. Each new season brings renewed hope of success. "This is our year" is a popular statement from many fans.

Far too often, fans base their pride and optimism on past victories. They ignore recent struggles and continue to think their team is the top program in the land.

Remember, this overrated list is based on lack of recent success and fan perception of the team.

 

Schools that almost made the list: Texas A&M, Pittsburgh, Penn State

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