Twitter Data Shows Which College Football Teams Fans Think Are Most Overrated

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Which college football program is the most overrated through the first three weeks of the season? is here to give us an answer after looking through Twitter data and seeing what the fans had to say.

The graphic tracked “overrated” tweets for every FBS team in each state. For example, “Notre Dame is overrated” or tweets about Notre Dam that contain a hashtag such as #overrated were included. The state-by-state query was run using geotagged Twitter data through a trends software program. The sampling ran from the first game of the season through today, and in total more than 300,000 tweets were analyzed.

When the data was compiled, it was the Utah Utes who were listed as the most overrated, followed by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide.

Danny Kanell, meanwhile, said his pick for most overrated team was the Texas Longhorns.

“I don’t want to pile on Notre Dame along with the haters out there,” Kanell told “Preseason rankings are always a crapshoot and over the last five seasons Notre Dame has never finished a season outside of the Top 11 and have two playoff appearances. The Texas Longhorns, on the other hand, come in almost every season with a new coach, a hyped recruiting class and massive expectations and yet have not had more than eight wins since 2018.”

Did your favorite program make the list?

A full breakdown can be seen below.

  • Utah – 14 states
  • Notre Dame – 13 states
  • Alabama – 12 states
  • Oregon – 4 states
  • Texas – 4 states
  • Florida – 3 states
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