Mike Wise, Washington Post: There is a reason West Virginia could be unfairly shut out of the BCS title game even if the Mountaineers stay undefeated: the Big East (registration).
John Brasier, Anderson Independent-Mail: There's no excuse for Clemson to lose at weaponless Florida State.
Frank Dascenzo, Durham Herald-Sun: Numbers can tell you a lot. Example: 1, the number of victories combined for North Carolina, North Carolina State and Duke two weeks into the season.
Dick Weiss, New York Daily News: Michigan may be the winningest team in I-A, but lately it has had Carr trouble.
Joe Biddle, Tennessean: So far, so good for Phillip Fulmer's rebuilding project. Now comes the real test for the Tennessee coach.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Nebraska's visit to USC will be a measuring stick of a makeover of the Cornhusker program.
Jim Polzin, Capital Times: From the looks of things, Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema wants to tie one on.