Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
LSU coach Les Miles
LSU and Wisconsin are the only two teams that reside in the 20-16 slot in both the AP and Coaches polls.
The Tigers, despite three losses on their record, are given plenty of respect after going toe-to-toe with top-ranked Alabama for two-and-a-half quarters. You have to wonder, however, with losses to Georgia and Ole Miss, if they aren't getting a little too much respect.
Wisconsin, on the other hand, is a team that nobody wants to play at the moment. The Badgers boast a powerful rushing attack led by running backs Melvin Gordon and James White, and the defense is holding teams to just over 15 points per game.
In the Coaches poll, Michigan State, Oklahoma and UCF all set up camp in this grouping, with the Spartans getting the most respect at No. 16. Mark Dantonio's team has nearly sewn up the Legends Division, though it will need a win at Nebraska next Saturday.
Oklahoma is still seen as a great team in the Coaches' eyes despite embarrassing losses to Baylor and Texas. UCF is finally starting to get some respect, although it still sits lower than Louisville, which is a travesty considering the teams' head-to-head result.
The AP swaps the three aforementioned teams with Northern Illinois at No. 20, Louisville at No. 19 and Fresno State at No. 16. Say what you want about the Bulldogs, but they've gone undefeated and have looked impressive in doing so. It's hard to really call them overrated at this point.
Louisville is about where it should be, although the Cardinals A-game would probably trounce that of several teams ahead of them. As for Northern Illinois, the Huskies are in the difficult position of not getting much respect with voters due to a lackluster schedule. They'll face perhaps their stiffest challenge to date against Ball State on Wednesday.