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Now I know I'm gonna catch a ton of crap for this, but I don't care as lond as you read it.  Here are the most overrated teams in each conference:

ACC: Boston College: Lost their coach, which will cost them at least one win this year.  Their QB is pretty good, but the team around him is nothing special.  8 wins max, maybe 2nd or 3rd in the ACC Atlantic Division.

Big East: West Virginia: Yeah, they've got Slaton and White, but they're defense is average at best and the only way they are going to go undefeated is by putting up ridiculously huge numbers every game.  That doesn't work 12 times.  They will lose at least 1 game, and the preseason hype will prove fruitless.

Big Ten: Ohio State: This is a team that lost its Heisman-winning QB, its two top WRs and its RB, yet is still predicted to win 10 games and come in the top 3 in the Big Ten.  Not a chance.  You can't lose that much offense and just hop right back into the thick of things; they're going to need a year to break in an entirely new offense.  They return only 10 starters.

Big 12: Texas: This is the pick that's going to get me into some trouble.  Texas returns only 12 starters, and has almost no running game to speak of.  McCoy is coming off injury, and opposing D's will be double covering as many of their WRs as possible.  They won't beat Oklahoma in the Red River Shootout, and they definately won't make it to New Orleans this year in January.

Pac-10: Oregon: They might not qualify as overrated, but the top 3 in that conference does not qualify.  QB Dennis Dixon has had an inconsistent 3 years, and RB Jonathan Stewart will face 7 or 8 men in the box.  .500 at best.

SEC: Tennessee: Ainge is all right, but still has much to prove.  They only return 12 starters, and only 5 on defense.  That's where the Vols will get exposed, especially by teams with stellar WRs (Cal), and their biggest offensive weakness is that position, with Meachem and Swain gone.  8 or 9 wins max.

So there you go.  Go ahead, fire away, call me a fool, but that's what I believe.

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