The first three games of the college football season mark the first quarter of the season and the beginning of the meat of the schedule.
That first quarter of the season sets the stage for how the rest of the season will unfold, gives us a glimpse at players starting for the first time and helps fans determine which snack food they will continue to consume regularly, and which ones need to go the way of the dodo bird.
The 20 teams on this list, for various reasons, have the potential to find their seasons crashing down around their ears after only week three.
Of course, then fans will have the opportunity to say "wait until next year," which have got to be our least favorite words.
Even if these teams enjoy success following a miserable first three games, their aspirations to success will have fallen into smoldering dreams, especially with the losses each team will suffer within the conference.