Everybody loves a preseason team ranking, but undoubtedly, year after year, fans are disappointed with their team for not living up to the hype. Overrated teams are simply a part of the game, and here are five from the Amway Coaches poll that will not live up to their ranking come Week 1.
5. Florida State
Rookie head coach Willie Taggart has a big responsibility in front of him to turn last season's 7-6 record around. But with Week 1 fast approaching, FSU's starting QB spot is not yet established, the defense is running into major depth issues, and it just doesn't seem likely that the 'Noles will be able to compete against other ACC competitors. A No. 19 ranking in the Poll was too generous for Taggart's inexperienced squad.
The Wolverines were graciously given a No. 14 ranking for the upcoming season. Unfortunately, with Jim Harbaugh's luck, Michigan will most likely not live up to expectations. Shea Patterson could provide some much-needed stability at quarterback, but Michigan needs wins against Ohio State and Michigan State to form a name for themselves, and that may not be possible for this team after their weak 8-5 performance last year.
The QB spot at LSU is still wide open, but unfortunately the Tigers do not have an ace to fill the gaping hole. Joe Burrow, Myles Brennan and Justin McMillan simply cannot match up against SEC QBs like Jake Fromm, Drew Lock Jarrett Stidham, Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa. QB efficiency is a major concern for the Tigers this season, and they will not live up to the hype of a No. 24 ranked team.
Miami's dream 2017 season ended on a sour note. Ranked at No. 8 in this year's poll, many are optimistic that the Hurricanes will pick up exactly where they left off, but QB Malik Rosier is not facing much popularity as the season looms. The offensive line is also a huge concern, with only three spots secured right now. Week 1 is a month away, and Miami has too much work to do to land a No. 8 ranking.
The Badgers have relied on their dominant defense for the past few seasons, but in 2018, they're going to have to switch gears. They have to replace eight defensive starters and deal with an inexperienced depth chart. Jonathan Taylor is a serious weapon on offense, but one player can't control the game. If the Badgers can't learn how to explode on offense and recover on defense, they will disappoint as the No. 7 ranked preseason team.