Sometimes it's the players beneath the surface who push their respective teams past the opposition.
With so many teams and players in college football's landscape, it's easy to forget about some difference-makers who are critical for their teams, whether it be on offense or defense.
For some players, they fly below the radar because their teams aren't as widely recognized. For others, it's simply a matter of other big games overshadowing them.
But you can't be an elite team without a few stars and there are a few diamonds in the rough this season who are making a huge impact on the field.
Here's a look at 10 unheralded game-changers I see shaping the BCS rankings moving forward.
Note: All stats via cfbstats.com unless otherwise noted.