2017 Overrated/Underrated Teams


The list below is sorted by "underratedness." The teams at the top of the list were the most underrated (final poll standing furthest above preseason poll standing); the teams at the bottom of the list were the most overrated (final poll standing furthest below preseason poll standing). Any team not mentioned was unranked in both preseason and final polls.

Team Delta Preseason
Consensus
Final AP
Standing
Central Florida +20 - 6
Notre Dame +15 - 11
Texas Christian +14½ 23½ 9
Georgia +14 16 2
Michigan State +11 - 15
Northwestern +9 - 17
Mississippi State +7 - 19
Boise State +4 - 22
Miami-Florida +4 17 13
Clemson +3 7 4
North Carolina State +3 - 23
Oklahoma +3 6 3
Wisconsin +2 9 7
Memphis +1 - 25
Alabama 0 1 1
Auburn 0 10 10
Penn State 0 8 8
South Florida -1 20 21
Tennessee -1 25 -
Oklahoma State -2 12 14
Kansas State -2½ 23½ -
Ohio State -3 2 5
Texas -4 22 -
Virginia Tech -5 19 24
Washington State -5 21 -
Stanford -6½ 13½ 20
Louisiana State -7 11 18
Southern Cal -7 5 12
Louisville -8 18 -
Florida -11 15 0
Washington -12 4 16
Michigan -12½ 13½ -
Florida State -23 3 -