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Oklahoma deemed ‘most overrated’ college football team between 2008 and 2012

by Jason Kersey Published: July 30, 2013

NORMAN — Between 2008 and 2012, the Oklahoma football team has won three Big 12 championships, played in one national championship game and gone 3-2 in bowl games.

Still, according to a new list, the Sooners have been the most overrated major college football team during that time.

To compile its list of the most overrated and underrated teams, compared where each team was ranked in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll with where it finished in the final rankings that year.

Over that five-season span, the Sooners were only underrated before the 2010 season, when they were ranked No. 7 and finished No. 6 after winning a Big 12 title and the Fiesta Bowl.

After Oklahoma, USC, Georgia, Virginia Tech and Nebraska rounded out the study’s top-five most overrated teams.

Stanford, Cincinnati, TCU, Oregon and Utah were the most underrated teams, in order.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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