College Football Rankings: Are the Texas Longhorns Overrated?
When the season began, the Texas Longhorns were unranked, and rightfully so after their dismal 5-7 campaign in 2010.
Well, the Longhorns appear to be back on the rise and are 3-0 heading into Week 4 and Big 12 play.
And with their record and ranking (No. 18 in the coaches’ poll and No. 19 in the AP poll), are the Texas Longhorns overrated?
Let’s look at their first three opponents and so we can come to a more conscientious objective decision.
Rice, BYU, and UCLA all have a combined record of 3-5 with Rice possessing the best record of the three at 1-1.
In addition, the BYU Cougars almost upset the Longhorns in Austin, but Texas escaped with the 17-16 win.
So they haven’t played an opponent really worth noting, but are ranked in the Top 20?
Then again, Texas has significantly improved, but they’re not a Top 20 team.
They are overrated, but only by a slight margin, and ranking them anywhere from No. 21 to No. 24 would be more realistic.
As for this week?
We’ll get to see how good the Longhorns are within their own conference as they travel to Iowa and play 3-0 Iowa State.
The Cyclones will be no slouch as they have wins over Iowa of the Big Ten, and the defending Big East Champion Connecticut Huskies.
Week 4 will be very telling as to the real identity of the 2011 Texas Longhorns.
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