Top 5 B+ or Lower Teams To Use in NCAA 14

Any user can take Alabama and Notre Dame to the BCS, but users looking for a bit of a challenge with an established school should take a look at our top picks for B+ or lower teams in NCAA 14.

1. Georgia Tech – NCAA 14 will feature a new physics engine, a new focus on the running game, and added emphasis on the option. Perhaps no team will benefit more from a revamped option run system than the Yellow Jackets. Though QB Tevin Washington is gone, Tech will boast a solid offensive lineman at all 5 spots up front and several backs capable of hitting on a big run. It takes most users several games, or even a few seasons, to master the flexbone attack, but once you have a firm grasp of how to run the offense few teams are as fun to use – or watch – as Georgia Tech.

2. Northwestern – Coach Pat Fitzgerald is quietly turning Northwestern into a power, and the Wildcats can be deadly from the outset in the hands of the right user. QB Kain Colter is an underrated dual-threat, and should have the skills to play QB, RB and WR. When you want to move Colter around, the Wildcats will have a solid backup QB in Trevor Siemian. RB Venric Mark and an extremely deep WR group will provide Wildcat users with endless weapons on offense. The defense will boast a great player at each level and the fertile Illinois recruiting area will make Northwestern a team poised to break out in any dynasty.

3. Washington – QB Keith Price had a somewhat disappointing season last year, but we expect him to still be rated in the high 80’s. Price will have a ton of weapons to work with, including two quality receivers, a RB that will likely be high 80’s or low 90’s, and the Huskies x-factor: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins. No other team on this list can claim an elite TE, and Seferian-Jenkins will likely be the highest rated one on the game. LB Shaq Thompson and safety Sean Parker will give users elite players in the back seven. The mix of offensive firepower and star potential on defense make Washington a sleeper in NCAA 14.

4. Northern Illinois – Looking for a non-BCS team ready to contend for a National Championship right away? The Huskies are that team. For those unfamiliar with QB Jordan Lynch, picture a mid-major version of Tim Tebow. NIU will have a solid offensive line but not much at the skill positions. Still, Lynch is good enough to make the offense a threat against even elite BCS defenses. The defense will boast at least one solid player at each level, which means that no matter what position a user controls on defense, there will be an 80+ rated player with which to wreak havoc. The Illinois recruiting area will make it easy for users to build the Huskies into a perennial power in dynasty mode.

5. Miami – The Hurricanes are nothing short of loaded on offense. A likely top-10 offensive line, deep wide receiver group, a young running back ready to break out, and a quarterback good enough to get the ball to all of his weapons will make Miami’s offense a nightmare to stop. The defense will weigh the Hurricanes down (we predict a B- grade for the defense), but Miami usually receives stronger than expected ratings across the board. The explosive offense makes the Hurricanes a solid choice online, and the Florida recruiting hotbed and excellent tradition make Miami a great dynasty choice as well.

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