25 Most Surprising and Disappointing College Football Teams of 2011

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25 Most Surprising and Disappointing College Football Teams of 2011
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There were a bunch of teams that were expected to be playing in BCS games that barely reached bowl status this past regular season.

Expectations are higher than ever before in today’s world of sports and coaches are now held accountable as soon as they sign on the dotted line.

Every single season there are going to be highly ranked teams that fall on their faces right out of the gates, and for that, disappointments will occur. The opposite can be said for several teams that exceed the expectations.

Many teams use the “us against the world” mentality, and it always seems to pay off with a tremendous coach and a few senior leaders.

Here are your top 25 surprises and disappointments among the teams in the 2011 college football season. 

Note: First 25 are disappointing, final 25 are surprising

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