Badgers could be smelling roses

While Notre Dame is a much better team than most people think, don't believe the hype in Clemson.

Updated: September 3, 2004, 11:12 AM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts, Inc.
Unpredictability is one of the irresistible traits of college football. A year ago at this time, who would have guessed that LSU, which began the season with a No. 14 ranking, would emerge as BCS champions. How about an unranked Washington State team winning 10 games, including a win over Texas in the Holiday Bowl? On the flip side, Auburn, ranked No. 6 in the preseason, lost five games and wound up slumming in the Motor City Bowl.

The following is a breakdown of the seven most underrated and overrated teams at the start of the 2004 college football season: