Another week of the college football season is in the books. All of the updated polls have been released for Week 3.
The Coaches’ Poll is one of the two biggest sets of rankings, along with the Associated Press poll. Each week, coaches (okay, probably SIDs) around the nation vote on which teams deserve to be in the top 25.
There were some changes to this week’s Coaches’ Poll, thanks to LSU beating Texas and Clemson handling Texas A&M. Auburn made a nice jump, while Michigan fell after surviving Army and Washington plummeted after losing to Cal.
Every week, we’ll give our thoughts on which teams might be sitting a little higher in the poll than they should be.
By our estimation, here are the three “most overrated” teams in the updated Coaches’ Poll.
Note, we listed them according to the order they were ranked in the poll, not necessarily by which we think is most overrated:
No. 10 Michigan
Michigan did drop three spots after slipping past Army in overtime, so credit to the coaches here. However, the Wolverines showed off some of the same problems (particularly on offense) that have plagued them in the Harbaugh Era. Does Michigan have top-10 talent on its roster? Probably, but until we see some bounce back performances, we have the Wolverines just outside the top 10.
No. 21 Washington
Ranked 12th heading into the weekend, the Huskies cratered to No. 21 after losing to Cal. It was a funky game highlighted by a lengthy weather delay, but after falling to a middle-of-the-pack Golden Bears team at home, Washington is probably lucky it remains in the polls right now.
No. 24 USC
We’re not saying the Trojans shouldn’t be ranked. They deserve to be, especially after soundly thumping Stanford. What we’re saying though is that we don’t believe this is ultimately going to be a top 25 team. USC plays BYU, Utah, Washington and Notre Dame in its next four games and still has to go to Colorado and Arizona State and play Oregon. This still feels like a 7-5 season.