Bob Clark, Eugene Register-Guard: Gee, isn't this interesting. Tyrone Willingham, whose Washington Huskies played both, voted Oregon fourth and Notre Dame ninth.
Mike Organ, Nashville Tennessean: The coaching carousel has turned uncharacteristically slowly, but if one big name were to fall, the dominos would follow.
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: Those creampuff nonconference schedules? Teams that loaded up at the bakery are now going bowling (registration).
Chadd Cripe, Idaho Stateman: A $9.5 million indoor practice facility will be ready just in time for MPC Computers Bowl participants Boise State and Boston College.
Dave Reardon, Honolulu Star-Bulletin: Now that it looks like Jerry Glanville won't be leaving, Hawaii can concentrate on recruiting cornerbacks.
Natalie Meisler, Denver Post: Texas Christian's No. 14 spot in the BCS standings came a year too early for the Mountain West Conference.
Bruce Adams, San Francisco Chronicle: California coach Jeff Tedford wants fewer off-field distractions this postseason, but come on, the Bears are playing in Las Vegas!