Thayer Evans, New York Times: Is the Atlantic Coast Conference really that bad? Five of the league's teams are ranked in the top 25. Plus a look at the week ahead (registration).
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Is it a crime for Southern Mississippi to be playing consecutive Tuesday games on the road? How about all that missed class time?
John Henderson, Denver Post: That stumble by Texas Christian against Brigham Young could have cost the Mountain West a $14 million payday.
Mark Blaudschun, Boston Globe: Is there any doubt that Ohio State is the team to beat? No ranked teams are on the Buckeyes' schedule until the Nov. 18 game against Michigan in Columbus.
Christa Turner, Ledger-Enquirer: Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville said South Carolina was not involved in the theft of a laptop last week that contained the Tigers' offensive gameplan for the matchup against the Gamecocks.
Displaced Trojan: There is plenty of East Coast bias when it comes to USC, but how about that bias out of Berkeley?