I posed the question the other day of who were teams that were off the radar but could be a force this year, now let's look at the other end, the teams that are being over hyped and aren't going to be as good.
I know Louisville is a hot pick right now to do some damage, but besides having Teddy Bridgewater under center, I don't see how they're going to be a force. I'm not saying they won't have a great regular season record, they will based solely off their schedule, but besides Bridgewater, they don't have a lot of pieces that impress me. Anyone making the James Quick argument needs to be a little more realistic and realize that he's only a freshman. I think Louisville could win ten games because of who they're playing, but could get pounded by one of the bigger schools in a bowl game. I thought it would happen last year against Florida, but I think a lot of that win had to do with Florida feeling the let down of not making it to the championship game. Again, just my opinion, but Louisville doesn't impress me as much as most.
USC is going to be down this year, even more so without Barkley. I think they win less than 8 games personally. UCLA and Stanford are going to prove to be too much for them this season, Oregon still owns that conference, they play the Irish, who won't be as good this year, but still have some solid players coming back.
Texas A&M again this is a team that is a "hot pick" or a trendy pick for the moment because of what they did last year. They had a great year, and Johnny Football won the heisman as a Freshman, all impressive things to happen, but they're losing a lot including the anchor of that great offensive line (Luke Joeckel). I think they have a lot of hype behind them, but don't see anyway they could fulfill those expectations (even if they did get 100 recruits to commit).
South Carolina... I feel like the Clowney hit is keeping this team in the top ten, but other than that, they don't impress me. Obviously they have (arguably) the best defensive lineman in the country playing for them, but other than that they have a mediocre, and often injured QB, a relatively unknown running game, and no stand out receivers to speak of on offense. Plus I really just don't like "the ol' ball coach."