Three SEC teams named among 'most overrated college programs' over last decade
Three SEC teams were named to the USA Today Sports Big Lead’s “Most Overrated College Football Programs of the Last Decade” piece.
The SEC’s most overrated? Georgia topped the list at No. 1, while LSU ranked seventh and Florida ranked ninth.
The author, Jason Lisk, noted that Georgia was “perennially ranked” under former head coach Mark Richt but “rarely matched expectations,” which is what led to his firing in November.
Lisk also pointed out that LSU hadn’t been ranked higher than 14th in any of the past four years at season’s end and has finished unranked just as many times as it has finished in the top 12 since its 2007 national championship.
He also mentioned Florida’s decline since Urban Meyer’s final season, in which the team was expected to add to the success of its two national championships in a span of three years. However, the Gators failed to find success under replacement Will Muschamp and entered Jim McElwain’s first season unranked for the second consecutive year, despite the Gators taking home the SEC East crown.
You can read the full article of the most overrated college football programs of the last decade over at The Big Lead.