College football is all about hype. That is why we have different sets of rankings before the season starts, even before any team steps onto the gridiron.
These rankings foster expectations that, more often than not, end up falling short.
The perception of recruiting classes needs to be revamped. We grade all of these players on what they do behind some grainy video feed from our VCRs.
The perception of who is going to be good needs to be redesigned. Prior to the season, most people would have agreed that Miami Hurricanes quarterback Jacory Harris had a ton of upside, but no one can truly say that he would be as good as he has been.
Meanwhile, there is a long list of players that were overrated. Let's step back and remember guys like former Cal quarterback Nate Longshore, former Penn State quarterback Zack Mills, and current USC passer Mitch Mustain.
Just because someone is overrated does not mean that they have accomplished nothing.
As a matter of fact, overrated players have usually accomplished something, but it has been blown out of proportion.
Well, let's delve into the 12 most overrated college football players in 2009, and how insignificant they really have been.