BCS Rankings Week 15: Most Overrated Teams in Final BCS Standings

Adam Spencer@AdamSpencer4Correspondent IDecember 4, 2011

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 03:  Logan Thomas #3 of the Virginia Tech Hokies hands off to David Wilson #4 during the ACC Championship game against the Clemson Tigers at Bank of America Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The final BCS rankings came out on Sunday night. LSU and Alabama were the top two teams, with Oklahoma State a close third.

But, all three of those teams deserved to be rated highly.

This article is going to take a look at teams that ended up rated higher than they deserved to be rated.

Here are the three most overrated teams in the Week 15 BCS standings.


No. 11 Virginia Tech (11-2)

The Hokies just got destroyed by Clemson in the ACC Championship Game, yet they managed to finish the season at No. 11.

Even more confusing is that they got selected to play in the Sugar Bowl.

This team's biggest win was against Georgia Tech, not exactly a season-defining victory.

They lost to Clemson twice by a combined score of 61-13.

They probably deserve to be somewhere around No. 20 in the final BCS standings, not No. 11.


No. 14 Oklahoma (9-3)

STILLWATER, OK - DECEMBER 03:  Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners throws against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Did the pollsters see the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game on Saturday night? It was a pathetic showing from the Sooners.

No one who watched that game could possibly think Oklahoma is the 14th-best team in the country.

But, since Oklahoma is a traditionally powerful team, it receives a lot of favorable votes from voters.

If the Sooners had ended up in a BCS bowl game this year, they would have been crushed.


No. 20 Nebraska (9-3)

The Cornhuskers had three losses this season, yet they ended up at No. 20 in the final rankings.

Now they are going to play No. 9 South Carolina in the Capitol One Bowl, a game they will lose.

There's no way they will be able to score enough points on the Gamecocks defense to win. South Carolina will shut down Taylor Martinez and force him to try to throw the ball.

That's the recipe for a loss for Nebraska.