Three weekends into the college football season, the national picture is clearing up a bit.
The usual suspects like Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State are asserting themselves, and duds (looking at you, Longhorns and Trojans) already are counting down the days until a potential coaching change.
Then, there are those teams that are pleasantly surprising. All over the country—from the heart of Texas to the Pacific Northwest to the Deep South—upstarts are making headlines.
New coaches have revived life into stagnant programs. Old coaches have rebuilt teams from the rubble of the previous coaching regime or amid NCAA investigations. New programs are making their mark on the Football Bowl Subdivision.
It's still early, but here are six teams who may not be on your radar yet but should be.