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Damman: Overrated - #8 Michigan. My staple for overrated teams, Virginia Tech, is only ranked 20th to start this year so I had to look elsewhere. So I’ll have to go with none other than the Michigan Wolverines. #8 is way too high. This team had a number of close games go their way last year, including narrowly beating bad Ohio State and Notre Dame teams at home. The defense is still very suspect. Denard still can’t throw. They’re due for a fall back this year. The schedule is not easy with a neutral site game against Bama and roadies at ND, Nebraska and Ohio State. 8-4 or 7-5 is a strong possibility.
Underrated – #15 Texas. I really have no basis to back this up, but they have been shit for the last 3 years and they have to be due for a bounce back year, right? Case McCoy can’t be this bad, can he? Too much talent on this roster. I’m rolling with the Horns this year.
Drew: Overrated - #8 Michigan. This one is pretty fucking easy. The most OVERRATED team right now is Michigan. The idea that they will finish at # 8 in the country (one writer gave them a #1 vote...LOLZ!)....is laughable. Big losses on the defensive line...lack of play-makers other than Denard...and their schedule is the opposite of what it was last year, which means it's tough. Games against Alabama, @ND, MSU, @Nebraska, @Ohio State. They will finish somewhere in the 15-20 range this year.
Underrated - #16 Frank Beamer's Fake Neck. The most underrated team in the nation is Virginia Tech. They are currently ranked # 16/18. They basically have two games they could lose...@Clemson and a night home game against FSU. They return an excellent defense with 9 returning starters and I really think this is the year that QB Logan Thomas will make a leap. Their defense will win them enough games with that easy schedule, that is not difficult to see them finishing it with one loss and heading into the bowl season ranked around # 5 in the nation.
The Wig Master: Overrated - #25 Louisville. The Louisville Cardinals come into the season ranked #25 (AP)…the only Big East team that is ranked, and the preseason favorite to win the Conference. I suppose that means we will get to watch the 6-6 Cards in the Orange Bowl come January. What a joke. The Cards will be lucky to get out of September at 3-2. Before October, the Cards will be out of the Top 25, and so Louisville is easily overrated.
Underrated - #12 Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Badgers sit at #12 (AP) as we start the year. If Montee Ball can actually stay in the Heisman race (and avoid random ass whoopins…a la Bullock v. G$--editor's note: you sonofabitch!), Wisky could coast. Their conference sched is actually quite manageable, with MSU and OSU appearing late in the year. Additionally, the Badgers have once again recruited a QB out of the ACC (scouting high school kids is for amateurs), that should get the start and be productive early. Wisky should be comfortably in the top 10 all year, and are currently underrated.
Li'l Strut: Overrated - #8 Michigan. The Wolverines lose 3 of 4 starters on the defensive line. U of M also loses many of its skill position starters, including its starting RB against Bama and its best WR from last year who single-handedly bailed Denard Robinson out from multiple interceptions in key victories. Opening against the defending national champs, and road games at Notre Dame, Nebraska, and Ohio State certainly don’t help. Let’s not forget about Sparty, either. Michigan is getting top 10 love, but I don’t see That Team Up North with less than 3-4 losses at season’s end.
Underrated - #7 Florida State. Even though FSU is right around 10 in most preseason polls, this team should be a top 5 team. Granted, FSU has rarely lived up to its billing recently, but the Seminoles return 18 starters, including 9 starters from a defense that was pretty damn good last year. FSU’s schedule is fairly weak. If they can get past Clemson in week 4, they could be 11-0 by the time Florida comes to Tallahassee
GSaul: Overrated - #11 West Virginia. WVU is moving from the Big East to the Big 12 this year. They will be welcomed by playing five teams that are currently ranked in the top 25 over a six-game stretch from October 6 through November 17. Just matching their 10-3 record from last year would be a Herculean accomplishment.
Underrated - #23 Florida. The Gators reside in the very winnable SEC East, plus LSU, South Carolina, and Georgia all have to visit the Swamp this year. Florida hired former Boise State offensive coordinator Brent Pease, so expect the Gators to improve on last year’s 7-6 record.
Dut: Overrated - #8 Michigan. I'm not saying this just because I hate everything about TSUN. They overachieved big time last year with a team full of RRod shit sandwiches. Also, they still utilize white people in the secondary. A relatively easy schedule (didn't play Wisconsin) and a lot of breaks/Denard Robinson jump balls led to a miracle season. Teams that play out of their ass one year usually come back to earth the next year when there are higher expectations. No way in hell this is the 8th best team in the nation. Those Denard Robinson jump balls will turn into INTs. I'm expecting 4-5 losses. Book it.
Underrated - #15 Texas. I did GSaul-esque research on this one. Texas is always among the elite in recruiting rankings, it just hasn't translated to the field the last two years. They'll get back to their Big12 dominating ways this year and maybe be in the conversation for a national championship.
G$: Overrated - #11 West Virginia. I had a fantasy football draft back in Napoleon on Saturday. I decided to take another shot at Four Loko. It was a huge mistake. I was a fucking disgrace. My team looks pretty good though (somehow). The last player that I got was Tim Hightower for a buck but you wouldn't know that if you looked at my roster sheet. What I was writing at the end was not even close to the English language.
Underrated - #23 Florida. It didn't end there though. I decided that it would be a good decision to pass out on my in-laws' couch without a shirt on. They came home and thought that I was dead. My wife had to walk me to a bedroom in which I "Peter Griffin'ed" onto the mattress. I passed out at 6:30 pm and woke up at 7:30 am. It was the least ELITE thing that I've ever done. NEVER DRINK FOUR LOKO.
Stay tuned for Day 2 of the Preview tomorrow where this same cast of assholes talks about sleeper players and horrible coaches.