Posts Tagged ‘underrated’

2009 College Football Top 5 “Sleeper” Teams

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

5. Syracuse
We may be going out on a big limb with this one, but we are throwing the Orange into the mix. Coach Doug Marrone, a former player, has made an effort to get ‘Cuse more in touch with its past, when they were a nationally respected program. Syracuse does lose some key pieces from last year, but they also return some guys who can make big impacts. RB Delone Carter might be better than the departed Curtis Brinkley, and WR Mike Williams is the best receiver the Orange has seen in years. It looks like the nod at QB will go to Ryan Nassib, who has never started a college game but has been phenomenal this off-season. (more…)


NCAA 10 Top 25 – Overrated and Underrated Teams

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Now that we’ve had some time to look at EA’s top 25 rankings for NCAA 10 (you can view them here), we’ve come up with a list of teams that we think are either overrated, underrated, or got snubbed entirely. Let’s dive right in:

– The Cougars are the top ranked team from the Mountain West at #17. While we think BYU is top-25 worthy, we think 17 is a bit too high, especially considering they are ahead of both TCU and Utah. BYU opens the season against Oklahoma, and also get Florida State early on. Two losses in their first three games will likely drop the Cougars from the top 25, and they will need to spend the rest of the season climbing back up the rankings. QB Max Hall is the best QB in the conference, but we think BYU loses at least 3 games and finishes the season in the 20-25 range at best. Our Pick: 20-25