College Football’s 5 Most-Overhyped Teams In 2019

first_imgoklahoma head coach lincoln riley at the orange bowlMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Lincoln Riley of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season has now been over for about a week and half and there’s already been a ton of movement for the 2019 campaign.We’ve had a ton of coaching movement, from Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama getting gutted to Ohio State’s Ryan Day raiding Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan, and a bunch of high-profile quarterback transfers.Of course, there’s already been a lot of preseason talk, too.Everyone’s releasing their “way-too-early” preseason top 25 polls and College Football Playoff predictions are rolling out, too.Which teams are being overhyped heading into the 2019 season?Here are five.1. OklahomaJalen Hurts was great for two seasons at Alabama and his addition to the Oklahoma program is obviously going to make a lot of headlines. It seems unlikely, though, that Hurts will match the numbers put up by Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray in Lincoln Riley’s system.Oklahoma should be pretty dang good once again in 2019, but Texas will be the best team in the Big 12 next season.2. GeorgiaThe Bulldogs are coming off a disappointing Sugar Bowl loss to Texas, yet most preseason top 25 polls have Kirby Smart’s team ranked No. 3 in the country to start the 2019 season. This feels a couple of spots too high.One SEC expert seems to agree.”I think Georgia is beatable heading into next season. I don’t think they are going to be as good as they were this past season let alone two seasons ago when they were in the National Championship” – @bmarcello pic.twitter.com/bPgFPw0aaX— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) January 16, 20193. Texas A&MThe Aggies are getting preseason top 10 love heading into the 2019 season. Texas A&M, which went 9-4 in Jimbo Fisher’s first season, should be improved in Year 2.However, the Aggies’ schedule is just brutal, and we’ll be stunned if Texas A&M finishes the season ranked close to the top 10.Here are some of their games:at Clemsonvs. Auburnvs. Alabamaat Georgiaat LSUIt won’t be surprising if Texas A&M ends up losing four regular season games.4. NebraskaThe Huskers had a great second half to the 2018 season after starting off the Scott Frost era with a ton of losses.Nebraska is now getting some preseason top 25 love, with most outlets ranking the Huskers somewhere in the 20-25 range.This feels a little soon for a Nebraska team that still has a lot of work to do to get where Frost wants them to be.5. MichiganThe Wolverines are, once again, getting preseason Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff hype.Shea Patterson is back, which is nice, but the Wolverines could still lack what it takes on the offensive side of the ball to seriously contend at the top of the college football world.Jim Harbaugh has made a big addition to his staff, hiring Alabama’s Josh Gattis to run the offense, so maybe Michigan will look different in 2019.last_img

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