This section of the web site contains comparisons of preseason to final polls. For each team, the difference between preseason consensus (*) and final AP poll standing is computed by simple subtraction ("unranked" counted as 26th).
The result is either a positive number ("underrated" -- final poll standing higher than preseason prediction) or a negative number ("overrated" -- final poll standing lower than preseason prediction). The data points for individual teams/years are presented in a per-year table, or added up for all years for a single team, or added up for all teams in a given conference. Choose a link below to see the data:
(*) The Preseason Consensus only goes back to 1993; in 1992 and prior years the comparison is between the preseason Street & Smith rankings and final AP poll. The list stops at 1989 because that is the year the polls went from 20 to 25 teams.