ESPN Analyst Names Most Overated Team in AP Preseason Poll

As we approach the start of the 2019 college football season, analysts have been looking through the rankings and sharing their thoughts of how the national landscape could play out. For ESPN analyst Dusty Dvoracek, that meant picking out one team as the most overrated in the preseason AP Top 25 poll.

According to Dvoracek, the most overated team comes out of the SEC East, with the top ten-ranked Florida Gators earning the unflattering designation.

“I just look at this: They lost a lot on their offensive line,” he said, via Saturday Down South. “Their offensive line was so good. They had a good running game and they kept Feleipe Franks protected. They’re not going to be able to do that this year. When I look at this schedule, you have to go to LSU — I’m not even talking about Miami.

“I’m going to give them a win (against Miami). You have to go to LSU. You have to play Georgia, who I think is a better team than you. You have to go to Missouri at the end of the season. I just think that’s going to be too tall of an order. I have three, if not four, losses for the Gators. I just think, in year No. 2 for Dan Mullen, they’re going to take a step back.”

The full Top 25 poll can be seen below.

  1. Clemson
  2. Alabama
  3. Georgia
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Ohio State
  6. LSU
  7. Michigan
  8. Florida
  9. Notre Dame
  10. Texas
  11. Oregon
  12. Texas A&M
  13. Washington
  14. Utah
  15. Penn State
  16. Auburn
  17. UCF
  18. Michigan State
  19. Wisconsin
  20. Iowa
  21. Iowa State
  22. Syracuse
  23. Washington State
  24. Nebraska
  25. Stanford

Others receiving votes: Missouri 117, Army 94, Mississippi State 87, Miami (FL) 70, Northwestern 63, TCU 57, Virginia 44, Boise State 38, Cincinnati 16, South Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 12, Fresno State 8, Utah State 8, Minnesota 7, Memphis 6, Appalachian State 5, West Virginia 3, Oklahoma State 3, Arizona State 3, Arizona 1, USC 1

The Gators officially kickoff their 2019 campaign on Saturday, August 24 against the Miami Hurricanes.