Originally Posted by Freeloader
Everyone is overrated and overranked in the Top 25. As it stands, they (ND) have beaten 3 ranked teams. Their offense is spotty, yeah. But the defense is top notch. These next few weeks have Florida vs South Carolina and Kansas State vs WVU and Texas Tech, so be interesting to see what they do. Oregon might be justified at #2 still, but they haven't played a defense like Notre Dame's yet IMO. They have USC and Standford themselves in the next month.
Notre Dame has beaten a severely overrated Michigan team and a severely overrated Stanford team, each with 2 losses. Stanford's other loss was to unranked Washington and Michigan's to Alabama where they were outright embarrassed and didn't belong on the same field. Stanford almost lost to San Jose State for God's sake.
The other team that you claim as a top 25 team is Michigan State, who was ranked #10 when they lost to Notre Dame but currently have 3 losses, possibly 4 if they lose to Michigan. They are currently unranked. Where a team is ranked when the game is played is not indicative of anything. It's what they continue to do afterwards via their level of play which is the true judge.
I stand by my claim that Notre Dame is EXTREMELY overrated. Their almighty defense looks great -allowing the 2nd least points in D1 thus far, but that's pretty easy when you've faced two offenses ranked 104+ in scoring offense and the other four opponents combining for an average of 52nd ranked, with the highest being 37 and the lowest being 63.