2017 SEC expert picks: Overrated, underrated, predicted order of finish – CBSSports.com
It’s true, the SEC got knocked down a peg in 2016. And for good reason. All but one team in the conference lost at least four games for the first time in history, and Alabama lost to a better team in the College Football Playoff National Championship. But the 2017 season presents a new opportunity for the SEC to get back on top of the college football world and regain the pedestal it held for more than a decade.
With a renewed focus on offense, the best stable of quarterbacks its had in quite some time and a bunch of recruiting success, the SEC is looking forward to proving its worth once again. Keep on reading to see the CBS Sports college football team’s unique takes on the SEC entering the 2017 season.
Most overrated team
LSU: Ed Orgeron’s honeymoon will last until the final whistle of the first game LSU loses that it’s not supposed to. And that will happen at some point. We know Orgeron was a popular — but second — choice. There are significant quarterback issues in a league that is getting at that position. Arden Key is a monster but has undergone at least one surgery in the offseason. There’s a hiccup for the Tigers out there somewhere. How ugly will it get when it happens? — Dennis Dodd (and Tom Fornelli, Ben Kercheval, Barrett Sallee)
Tennessee: The thought of Tennessee being overrated could become a trend. Last year, the Vols started the season ninth the the AP Top 25 and were out of the top 25 at the end of the regular season, although a bowl win pushed them to No. 22. This year, the expectations are a little lower, but there are still a lot of questions. Tennessee has to replace quarterback Josh