Preseason college football rankings are often thought to be pointless, unnecessary and superfluous. Why rank teams that haven't even played?
Well, one thing that preseason polls often provide is bulletin board material for teams that feel underrated.
Already in the young 2013 season, a number of teams have absorbed those rankings and stepped out onto the field to prove them wrong.
Clemson did so in Week 1, while Miami (FL) followed suit in Week 2—but what other teams have snubbed their preseason distinctions so far in 2013?
Note: All rankings based on the Week 3 Associated Press poll unless otherwise noted.