BCS Rankings: Most Underrated Teams in Top 25

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IOctober 26, 2012

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 20:  Head coach Brady Hoke of the Michigan Wolverines watches the action during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 20, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Spartans 12-10. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Every week, a handful of teams have the opportunity to do something special and vault up the BCS standings.

Some of them succeed while others fail. 

Those that prove their worth sometimes don't get the respect they deserve. I call these teams "underrated."

Here's a look at who I believe are the most overrated teams so far in college football.


Michigan (No. 22)

Obviously, two losses isn't anything to be overly excited about, but when you factor in that those losses were against No. 1 Alabama and No. 5 Notre Dame, I think Michigan has a case here.

The 12-10 victory over Michigan State last week was impressive, and it showed that the Michigan defense is coming together (the Wolverines have held five straight opponents to 13 points or fewer). 

Also, I think the conservative approach offensive coordinator Al Borges used against the Spartans will serve Denard Robinson and Co. well.


Clemson (No. 18)

I know there's a lot left to be desired with Clemson's defense, but this offense is so fun to watch.

Complete with dual-threat quarterback Tajh Boyd, receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins and running back Andre Ellington, the Tigers can run just about anyone out of the stadium.

The loss to Florida State in Week 4 hurt, but Clemson has averaged 43 points in its last four games since then.


Texas Tech (No. 14)

I want to preface this by saying that Texas Tech is underrated as of now for me, but this may be the last time the Red Raiders find themselves on this list because an inevitable loss to formidable Kansas State this week will surely drop them down the standings.

Nonetheless, Texas Tech should be ranked higher right now. The program has won two straight games against ranked opponents West Virginia and TCU and is averaging 42.9 points per game, 10th in the nation.

The loss to Oklahoma stung, but the Sooners were underrated to begin with in Week 6. That was even more evident in the 63-21 dismantling of Texas in Week 7.


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