With the 2013 college football regular season in the book, it’s time to look back at some of the players and teams that surpassed preseason expectations.
In the ACC, a constant cellar dweller proved that it deserves to be considered among the conference’s best. Elsewhere, a first-year starter carried his team to the first Big 12 title in school history. Meanwhile, the SEC title was decided by two teams who combined for just two conference wins a year ago.
All in all, this was a college football season that was more than friendly to several underdogs across the nation.
Here are 10 of the teams and players who should be considered the biggest overachievers in 2013.