College Football: The Most Overrated Programs in the Country

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College Football: The Most Overrated Programs in the Country
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As this weekend marks the beginning of the 2011 college football season, it always gets me thinking about how the end of the season rarely resembles the beginning of the season.

After all, did anyone really think Auburn was going to win the national championship last year? Auburn was ranked towards the bottom of most polls but rode one player all the way to the BCS title game.

It also gets me thinking about how we will see the same teams each week on television and will hear countless stories of how great a particular team is. One of the things that frustrates me about this is that so many of these teams live off their names, legacies and traditions to the point that most fans think they are still fantastic programs.

This list is not necessarily a reflection of a team's particular record, but of the opinion of that team across the board. Some of the teams on this list have had great records, but at the end of the day, they just continue a nice little streak of playing in an average bowl game— which, by the way, is not that hard to do anymore.

There is no particular order to the list, so please do not take this as a ranking.

As always, feel free to leave comments at the end, and if you disagree with me or feel I missed a team, leave a reason why.

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