Every season, we discover that some teams were overrated and that some teams were underrated, based on what prognosticators said before the season started. This list will feature eight teams that I feel prognosticators have regarded too highly heading into the 2013 season.
The teams on this list are some of the teams we’ll be saying this about come December: “They were supposed to be good. I wonder what happened.” Well, for these teams, nothing fell apart, they just were not as good as prognosticators said they would be.
Typically, a high preseason ranking will get a team lots of exposure. Athlon Sports already has released its preseason rankings for every FBS team, and I have taken these rankings into account when compiling my list of teams that will get too much exposure in 2013. Some of these rankings are warranted, but some I believe are just too high.
With that, let’s look at the list. Also feel free to debate in the comments section below.
I have ordered the slideshow beginning with the lowest-ranked of the teams and ending with the highest.