Preseason polls have been a major part of college football since 1950. Some hate them and others love them. No matter your stance, it is impossible to ignore that they drive the college football conversation during the offseason.
As voters prepare for their 2013 votes, these 11 players will shape the preseason poll landscape if they decide to make the early leap to the NFL. There teams led the country in 2013, and most of those squads are expected to make it back to the top again next season.
A number of big name programs have relied on these underclassmen to help them achieve the big wins that came in 2012. Experience is difficult to replace with raw talent, and the loss of these 11 guys will help mold the outcome of the 2013 preseason polls.