Reasons Why Each Top 5 Team Is Overrated in Initial BCS Rankings

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Reasons Why Each Top 5 Team Is Overrated in Initial BCS Rankings
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Everyone knows the BCS Rankings cannot exist without controversy, but there seems to be an added edginess to the fans debating college football's elite this year.

As we crawl ever closer to a playoff system (finally), it is as if the die-hards around the nation are starting to expect more.

"Look at that snoozer of a championship game we had last year!" they shout.

Sparks of anger are sprouting up all across the Twitter world, much of which is either attacking or defending the perceived SEC bias.

Everyone wants to believe their school has a chance to win it all, but some feel as if computers and coaches in charge of deciding the fate of the game will never give them a chance.

Alabama is the consensus favorite to return to the BCS Championship Game—or so we think.

The rest seems to be up in the air. We've seen seven weeks of moving and shaking in the standings, yet it still seems like too small of a sample size to make any firm judgments on whose ranking is warranted, and whose is bewilderingly overrated.

Here are the question marks surrounding every Top 5 team in the initial BCS Rankings.

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