Corky Simpson, Tucson Citizen: Arizona's program got exactly what it needed. A victory over No. 8 California.
Ray Ratto, San Francisco Chronicle: A devastating loss, yes, but California's hopes for a berth to the Rose Bowl remain in sight.
John Canzano, Oregonian: It's time. Oregon needs to begin the process and turn over a new Leaf.
Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times: Pitiful meets pathetic at Washington as the lifeless Huskies fall to Stanford.
Mark Tupper, Decatur Herald & Review: Just wait until next, Illinois fans. Help is on the way.
Randall Mell, Sun-Sentinel: Tears, explanations, bad luck. Miami has run out of excuses.
Steve Politi, Newark Star-Ledger: Could a 12-0 Rutgers be left out of the BCS title game? The system isn't fair.
Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star: It seems like old times for Kansas State, which stunned big, bad Texas (registration).
Kevin Sherrington, Dallas Morning News: Defending Texas A&M's Dennis Franchione is getting harder to do (registration).
Mark Kiszla, Denver Post: Attention Heisman voters: Don't blow it again. Notre Dame's Brady Quinn is the man.
Eric Pratt, Fort Dodge Messenger: A Michigan State fan writes about another coaching opening, this one belonging to Iowa State.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: The Outback Bowl in Tampa begins at 10 a.m. That, Auburn fans, is where your season is headed.
Joe Biddle, Tennessean: If there is a better college player than Arkansas' Darren McFadden, he hasn't seen him.