Dave Hickman, Charleston Gazette: The Big East is riding West Virginia's victory over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl to gain much-needed credibility.
John Pruett, Huntsville Times: The No. 1 topic at the upcoming Southeastern Conference media days? You can bet it will be academics.
Tom Kubat, Lafayette Journal & Courier: This is shaping up to be the year of the quarterback in the Midwest.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: Moving the GMAC Bowl to Jan. 7, the night before the BCS title game, might not be a wise idea.
Wendell Barnhouse, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: NCAA rules? Franklin Roosevelt spoke words that apply: "Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are."