Thanks to Jeremy this week for his new segment called, "Don't Believe the Hype".
"This should be a weekly spot here and a quick synopsis will basically be an over hyped or under hyped list through out the college season. This first list will be all about over hyped or under hyped teams:
Over Hyped Contenders - These teams think they have a shot at the BCS
title, but you see one common thread at why they will not and it is defense.
be a title contender they must shore up that defense against the rest of the Big 10, and they better be careful because traditional cellar dwellers are moving up this year.
Under Hyped Contenders These teams are being overlooked as
threats to the BCS crown or in other teams who can hang with USC.
Florida - People thought that the Gators would have a down year, but WOW!! Urban Meyer really is a genius, just look at his past at Bowling Green, taking Utah to the BCS, and also a record people may not know but against rivals, championship games, and bowl games Urban Meyer is 13-0 dating back to Bowling Green. This team is just impressive. They have a minimal running game, lose their starting QB, and lose most of their defense and they do not miss a beat. The Tennessee game was just a kick in the teeth to Phill Fulmer and the rest of the SEC that Florida is looking to be on its way back to repeat.
LSU - Yes I know LSU is number 2 in the polls, but to be honest, they have done more then USC this year and I think should be number one right because they crushed Virginia Tech and only allowing 7 points so far all year. The Bayou Bengals have just looked more impressive to me then for what USC has done this year, oh, and scoring 40 plus points per game is not too bad.
As a wrap up on this section, and it is early in the season, with all these
good teams I would not be surprised to see a 2004 scenario when multiple teams are undefeated come December."
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