What college football teams will be slept on heading into the 2019 season?
This past year, LSU started the season at the bottom of the top 25, but proved to be worthy of a top 10 ranking for much of the season.
The Tigers notched some big victories, including an upset over Georgia, and finished the season with a win over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.
Surely, there will be some teams that are slept on heading into the 2019 season.
One analyst has named the No. 1 sleeper team.
247Sports’ Brad Crawford ranked the 10 best “sleeper” teams in college football heading into the 2019 season.
Here’s the No. 1 pick:
Much of the thought process here hinges on TCU’s situation at quarterback entering the fall, a mixed bag at this point unless the Horned Frogs add a graduate transfer with immediate Heisman potential. Guess who that could be? There’s a couple programs in this list who would love to have Jalen Hurts, but TCU might be the best fit for the Houston native based on what’s coming back around him and scheme-fit offensively.
As pointed out by Jeremy Clark, publisher for HornedFrogBlitz, Hurts would step into an ideal situation in Ft. Worth. TCU returns five starters along the offensive line, running backs Darius Anderson and Sewo Olonilua, and welcome back Jalen Reagor, one of the nation’s most electrifying weapons. Reagor became the youngest player in TCU history to join the 1,000-yard receiving club last fall despite season-long issues at quarterback. When you underestimate TCU, Gary Patterson seems to be at his best and he’s still widely-considered one of college football’s top coaches.
TCU would certainly reach another level with the addition of Hurts, who will reportedly be contacted by the Horned Frogs about a potential transfer.
Gary Patterson’s team should be much improved regardless of Hurts’ decision, too.
You can view the full rankings here.