At the beginning of each football season I sit down and evaluate every single team in college football. I look at the rankings and the college football odds placed on each team, and try to find some teams that I will likely want to play or fade. Last week, I gave you a look at the top five most overrated teams in college football for 2010. This week, it is time to look at college football’s underrated teams. I will be making college football picks all year long, and last year I won 70% of my college football plays! Every single premium package from HunterSportsPicks will always come with a full guarantee. I am currently ranked the #1 handicapper in the world for 2010! The college football predictions will continue every week from the start of the year to the final whistle of the BCS Championship game. Now, let’s take a look at what I believe are the five most underrated teams going into 2010.
Kyle Hunter’s Top Five Underrated College Football Teams in 2010
1. Navy Midshipmen- Navy has turned into an extremely formidable foe, and Ken Niumatalolo has these guys thinking much bigger in 2010. The Midshipmen run the option attack better than anyone else in the nation, and any defensive coordinator will tell you, it is not easy to game plan against this attack. Ricky Dobbs is the perfect quarterback for this offense. Dobbs makes terrific decisions with the football and is one of the most accurate passers Navy has ever had. Navy finished the 2009 season with a 10-4 record, and they should be better this year. They are ranked about 40th in most college football preseason rankings, and I think that is definitely too low. Take a look at the Navy 2010 football schedule and you’ll see they have the potential to beat every team on their schedule. I think Navy wins 11 or 12 games this year.
2. Purdue Boilermakers- Danny Hope and the Purdue Boilermakers didn’t have the season they were looking for in 2009, but I think they will definitely be improved in 2010. The Boilermakers killed themselves many times last season with turnovers at the worst time or bad penalties. I expect this team to show its actual talent level this year, and they will likely get to a bowl game. The talent is there at the skill positions on offense for this team to put up plenty of points. Most experts are counting this team out as one of the lower ranked teams in the Big Ten, but there is a lot of talent here and I think they’ll surprise.
3. Arkansas Razorbacks- The Razorbacks are ranked #19 in the preseason coaches poll,but I think they have the potential to be much better than this. Ryan Mallett is one of the best quarterbacks in the country and has an outside shot at a Heisman this year. The 6’7 quarterback has a rifle for an arm and makes great decision with the football. The leading receivers are all back, and the entire offensive line from last season is back in 2010. The defense is certainly weaker than the offense, but I think they will be much improved from last year. The offense will likely rank in the top five in the country in yards and points. Arkansas will matchup against Alabama late in September at home, which will give them a great chance to showcase their ability as a team.
4. Washington Huskies- Steve Sarkisian did a good job in his first year at Washington, turning a team that had gone winless in 2008 into a 5-7 team in 2009. I fully expect this team to be eligible for a bowl game in 2010. Jake Locker is one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, and he can really do it all for this team. Chris Polk is a super young running back who will take some of the pressure off Locker. The offense returns nine starters and should be one of the best in the PAC 10 this year. The defense isn’t great, but they are much deeper than they have been in the past few years. The Washington Huskies are being underrated at the #39 spot in the preseason coaches poll. Expect this team to make noise this year.
5. Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles- I’m going to go a little off the radar and pick the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles as my fifth team that is underrated going into this year. They went just 7-6 last year, but injuries held them back in a big way. The speed on defense should be enough to win them a lot of games inside Conference USA. On the offensive side, DeAndre Brown is one of the best receivers in the country and Austin Davis is solid at the quarterback spot. This is the kind of team that could sneak its way up to the ten win mark and cover the spread on a regular basis.
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