As the college football season rages on, more and more teams are getting exposed for what they really are-- overrated. Among the 25 teams currently ranked by the Associated Press, several are beginning to look particularly out of place when their placements are compared to their accomplishments. Let's name the five programs getting the most egregious love from the voters.
5. No. 19 Colorado (5-0)
Colorado is getting its business done in the win column, but are any of its victories really all that impressive? Sure, the Buffaloes beat a solid Arizona State team on Saturday, but who else? CO State, Nebraska, New Hampshire and UCLA have a combined record of 1-16.
4. No. 21 Auburn (4-2)
Auburn has long been known as a football powerhouse, but this season, that reputation seems to come from their name rather than their play. The two-loss Tigers are now fourth in the SEC West after an upset loss to Mississippi State, and only boast one win against a ranked opponent.
3. No. 16 Miami (5-1)
Miami lost convincingly to LSU in their season opener, and haven't really faced any team of note since then. The Hurricanes needed a huge comeback to edge out a lackluster Florida State team on Saturday, and have only managed to make hay against inferior competition.
2. No. 12 Michigan (5-1)
Michigan needs to earn its spot among the top teams before knocking on the door of the top 10. The Maize and Blue haven't faced a formidable opponent since their opening loss to Notre Dame, making this weekend's matchup against Wisconsin a huge moment for the program to prove itself.
1. No. 13 LSU (5-1)
LSU may have dropped significantly in the AP Poll after their upset loss to Florida on Saturday, but that doesn't meant they aren't still overrated for one specific reason-- they're still one spot ahead of the one-loss Gators. The Tigers have impressive wins over Miami and Auburn, but their sternest tests are upcoming in the form of Georgia, Mississippi State and Alabama. It's time for Ed Orgeron's boys to prove they really are one of the elite.