All season long, we gave you a look at which college football teams we believed were the most overrated in each week’s version of the Coaches’ Poll. But while those rankings were mostly based on opinion, this post actually delves into statistics – specifically, which teams finished the season ranked considerably lower than where they started. Yes, Oklahoma fans, this is going to be painful.
Every year, there are a few teams that simply don’t live up to expectations. Sometimes, it’s because of injuries. Other times, it’s because of poor coaching. Or, if you’re a team like Auburn, it could be because of a brutal schedule.
We’ve taken a look at the preseason Coaches’ Poll rankings and the post-season Coaches’ Poll rankings, voted on ahead of the bowl games. Here are the 10 teams that wound up being the most overrated, statistically.