Most Disrespected Programs In The NCAA Football Odds Scene

Posted by Alex Murphy on August 8, 2015 in

Every year, it seems like the same schools get touted for greatness. Ohio State, Florida State, Alabama, USC and Notre Dame all get props every year – whether they deserve it or not. However, there are some programs that don’t get any respect – just like Rodney Dangerfield. Here are some of the most disrespected programs in college football betting today.

Which Are The Most Disrespected Programs In The NCAA Football Odds Scene Today?

Mississippi State

Remember last year when the Bulldogs held the top slot in the rankings for so long? Remember when they were 9-0? They held the #1 spot in the very first set of College Football Playoff rankings. However, they fell off the table and ended up 10-3. Their quarterback, Dak Prescott, is coming back and will be a Heisman Trophy candidate this season. However, at the SEC Media Days, the reporters selected the Bulldogs to finish dead last in the SEC West. That terrific start hasn’t earned the Bulldogs any favors when it comes to public opinion.

Brigham Young

It’s true that BYU won a national championship, but that was way back in 1984. Since those days, many things have changed for the Cougars. They left the Western Athletic Conference in 1998, heading to the Mountain West. In 2011, they opted to become an independent school. Once LaVell Edwards retired as head coach, the program dipped a bit, but Bronco Mendenhall has restored some of the luster to the program. Under Mendenhall, BYU has won 10 or more games five times, and only have failed to win seven games once in 11 seasons (Mendenhall’s first season). Even so, many of the teams in the Power Five conferences still do not consider BYU a legitimate Power Five opponent. While BYU isn’t headed to the College Football Playoff this year, they’re not Middle Tennessee State, either.


In the eight seasons since 2007, the Missouri Tigers have one at last 10 games five different times. Even so, whether Missouri was in the Big 12 or the SEC, observers have tended to look down on Mizzou, assuming that some sort of collapse was just around the corner. In the Tigers’ first season in the SEC, they finished 5-7, which led to a lot of people saying how dumb it had been for the team to walk away from the Big 12 for the SEC, where it would never compete.

In the last two seasons, Missouri has gone 23-5 and 14-2 in conference play. They have also won the SEC East twice. Even so, people still pooh-pooh Missouri. Maybe it’s the fact that they haven’t won the SEC title. In their two title tilts, they have fallen to Auburn and Alabama by an aggregate score of 101-55. This disrespect continues in 2015, where the team was picked to finish third in the division – and a Tennessee squad that has failed to prevail in the division since 2007 and hasn’t won eight or more games in any years since then was picked to finish ahead of them. Maybe if Missouri can take a third division title this year, they will finally get respect in the conference.