Preseason Home Up (over/under index)

Cumulative Overrated/Underrated Teams


This is a table of teams' under-/over-ratedness over the span 1989 to present. Teams are sorted by total rating, with the most underrated teams at the top. All teams rated in the preseason or final ratings in any year in the span are given. Additional notes on the table's contents follow the table.

Team Total 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989
Oregon 73½ -7 3-174 123-113½ -3--13 7197--- 815-----
Washington State 70 ----- -----17 416---17 --5-11- --
Boise State 68 -6 73-610 15-21-6 141011---- ------- --
Utah 64 ----3 24---165- ------- 16-----
Kansas State 53 -1111-- -----15 -819 -14114 -6141127 6----
Michigan State 46 20-10912- 2------9 --19-6 -2---- --2310
Boston College 44½ ----- -15½675- -35--- ---536 5---
Texas Christian 39 -7 -43312 19-6215- 13--2- -------- --
Cincinnati 37 --1-18 99------ -------- ----
Brigham Young 33 ----11 -101210-- --1--- -621-8 -4-3 -174
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Mississippi 32½ - ----7½ 12----13- --84-4 ----10-5 -
Oregon State 30½ - 6--1-2 815---- -8½22--- --------
Louisville 30 0 13--- --175-8 20--69- ------2- -12-
Missouri 28 21 --78- -1322-- -11---- -53---- ----
South Carolina 28 2354- -1---- --87---- -------
Stanford 28 -6 13022- -------10 ----8 ---5 -1084--
Kansas 27 -----1 -1219--- -------- 17--4---
Auburn 26½ 24--22- -153-2½ 39-2112- 8--35 -8-146 22--13 -154
Alabama 24½ -6 0-9 18--13- -2½14- -2311- -94 -104 -11818 -119
Texas Tech 23 ----5 04-6 28------ --3----- 7
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Baylor 22 12-13-- -------- -------- -3---
Maryland 22 ---3- -----4 0815-- -------- --
Central Florida 21 16--5- -------- -------- ----
North Carolina State 21 ---1- ------10 14------- 9-382--
Northwestern 20 -29--- ------- -10---- 518----- -
Tulane 19 ----- -------- --19----- ----
Mississippi State 16½ - --511- ------- -8½213-- --2-13 ---
Miami-Ohio 16 ----- -----16-- -------- ----
Southern Miss 16 --6-- -------- -412-5 7------- -
Colorado State 15 ----- -------- 12--136- -10-----
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East Carolina 15 ----- ------- -2---- -----17- -
Nevada-Reno 15 ---15- -------- -------- ----
Minnesota 14 ----- -----6-- -8------ ----
Arizona State 12 5--1-- -9½10-4 -77 -----18 1218----- --
Houston 12 --8-- ------- -------- ---613 -3
Georgia Tech 11½ - ---63 4------ -149-7 16½1----- -1924-
Iowa 11½ - ---1512½ 6--11-14 111818---- -511-- -1228-9
Utah State 10 -10--- -------- -------- ----
Wisconsin 10 0 -136510 -13-17 19114-5- --19613- --2-15 20----
Air Force 9 ----- -------- --13----- --4--
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Arkansas 9 - -1683- --211-- ----510-- ----2- -102
Hawaii 9 ----- -3------ -------- 6---
Marshall 9 ----- ------ -5--14- ------- --
Illinois 7 ----- -66--- --14-32 ----4 -2--- -1616
Tulsa 7 ---2- -------- -------- -5--
Wake Forest 6 ----- -3-8-- ------- ----1-- -
San Jose State 5 -5--- -------- -------- ----
Toledo 5 ----- -------3 -----2-- ----
Vanderbilt 5 23--- -------- -------- ----
Rutgers ----- --9½14- -------- --------
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Northern Illinois 4 -4--- -------- -------- ----
Wyoming 4 ----- -------- ----4--- ----
Bowling Green 3 ----- -----3-- -------- ----
Central Michigan 3 ----3 -------- -------- ----
Duke 3 3---- -------- -------- ----
Purdue 3 ----- ----11-2 --34-2 211------ --
Navy 2 ----- ----2-- ------- ------
Army 1 ----- ------- -----1- ------
Iowa State 1 ----- ------- -1----- ------
Virginia 1 ----- -----5 -74-- -1-1 --1111- -5--3 8
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Pittsburgh 0 - ---811 ----31 -177--- ------- --9
Memphis -1 ----- -----1 -------- -------
Fresno State --2 ---- ----84 -------- ---2---
Oklahoma State -3½ -4 -1113-17 10-----4 -----2-- ------
Colorado -7 ----- ------ -1313-1 -12--18 -393 -735212
South Florida -7 ----- -7---- -------- -------
California -10 -----15 --13-1 -17--- -------1 -618--
Arizona -11 ----- ------- ---2222- --1-12 3---21
Virginia Tech -11 - -9-13 -8-3½ -1-2 116-18 -2-105 93-416 -44--- -
North Carolina -15 - ---10-4 ------- ----141 13-6-7 57---
Team Total 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989
Georgia -19 -22-1 -4-13½ -1112-7 3-4363 -11-110 16---3 -1279--
West Virginia -20½ - -127-21 -16-1 -621-15 -1----15 ----18½-- --2
Penn State -24 - ---9-1 13-9½-6 23--8--6 -8-2 -135-10 8-2323 -6
Ohio State -25 -99-11 -30 -860 2-11-2 10--10 -17-1 -286664 -9-12
Washington -27 1---- ------14 -14112- -8-128 -3--14 -66133
UCLA -33½ 10---- --11-10- ---12- -9121- -10½-10 8-133- -21
Syracuse -34½ ----- -------12- --11-6½ -127--20 48-4-12
Texas A&M -40 -11 20½-15½7- --3--10 ---4- -2-155 6-13-11 9-5-5 4-36
Tennessee -45 ----- -80 -2-23 0-2 -213-13 -79-5 -66-10 -114-5 521
Louisiana State -49½ -3 -11½311-7 -17161 -1212-11 44--19 -29--- ----18
Team Total 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989
Clemson -50 084-2 -185-5 5-94- -7-4- --7-- -1-2 -14-8 -30
Miami-Florida -61 - ---137 --1-14 -7-6 -2113 -36-13 -3-101 -10-23 -12
Florida -69½ -1412-4 -22-2 4-7 -3½-12 -20 -2-2 -6-2 -333 -45-2 -48-
Florida State -76 9 -4-194-9 5-5-16 -9-94 -17-9 -30 -11-1 -3-3 04-3 62
Notre Dame -78½ -6 20-17--6½ ---1617 --89 -1111-8 0-17 -13-4 -225 0-7 -50
Oklahoma -87½ 10 -11-141-23 -12-3 -17-1 -2-4 -220--- --10½-13 3-7-2 0-13
Michigan -88½ -9-1614 -- --146 -22-61 1-7-5 2-713½ -6-4 -7-192 -44-6
Nebraska -88½ -8 -7-12-1112 --7-7 2-2 -18-3 -72-13 3-5115 -33-17 -4
Southern Cal -95 2-25 17-12-18 0-21 -1010 14--12 -10--1 -18-61 -8--11 -12-4
Texas -112 -17 -10--200 6-7½-10 12-8 -4-2 -50 10½-14-16 4-7- -8-15 14-6
Team Total 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989

The teams at the top of the table were the most underrated (final poll standing furthest above preseason poll standing) over the span 1989-present. The teams at the bottom of the list were the most overrated (final poll standing furthest below preseason poll standing) over the span 1989-present.

A "dash" in the table indicates that the team in question was unranked in both preseason and final polls that year; a "zero" indicates that the team's preseason and final rankings were the same that year. Any other number indicates that the team was ranked in at least one of the preseason or final polls, and the number is the difference between the two (with "unranked" counted as 26th).

For data on only frequently rated teams (eliminating those that only have a few years' data), see the Teams file.

Note: These numbers do not really reflect how good the teams are; they instead reflect how well they lived up to preseason expectations. Any Big West member would have a score of zero (since they never had a team ranked in preseason or final polls during this span) but that would not mean each of those teams are stronger than the ones (such as Nebraska) which ended up with negative numbers in this list.


Preseason Home Up (over/under index)