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Past national champs among most overrated

Originally Published: August 18, 2007
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Which is the most overrated team in college football? Notre Dame? Michigan? Ohio State?

More than ever before, a school's position in the preseason rankings has a bearing on its chances of playing for the national championship at the end of the season. So even the preseason polls, which come out weeks before a game is even played, figure heavily in determining which teams will be ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in early December.

Evidence A: Since 1991, college football's national ...

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