Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: Here are 12 reasons the Big 12 is the best conference (so far) this season. Reason No. 1: Quarterbacks from the conference could finish 1-2-3 in this year's Heisman Trophy balloting. Reason No. 2: Missouri's prolific offense has not had a "three-and-out" all season.
Ron Higgins, Memphis Commercial Appeal: The glaring lack of offense in the Southeastern Conference, winner of the last two Bowl Championship Series title games, is why the league will have trouble getting a team into this season's BCS championship game.
Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Tony Franklin firing raises a lot of questions about Tommy Tuberville and the Auburn program.
Lya Wodraska, Salt Lake Tribune: Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium is 7,220 feet above sea level, so it should not come as a surprise that Saturday's Utah-Wyoming game calls for possible light accumulations of snow.
Al Jones, Biloxi Sun Herald: Southern Mississippi coach Larry Fedora has made two Hattiesburg nightclubs off-limits to players after starting linebacker Korey Williams suffered a broken jaw in a fight.
Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: Oklahoma's Bob Stoops could use a victory over Texas to put some renewed glitter back in the old resume.
Dan Zeiger, East Valley Tribune: Arizona State's Dennis Erickson says quarterback Rudy Carpenter is "very doubtful" for Saturday's game at USC.
Katie Thomas, New York Times: Tulane's football team has helped spark a sports revival at the university after Hurricane Katrina.
Jim Moore, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: He has been following Washington State for 34 years, so it's fair to ask: Is this the worst Cougar team ever?
Brent Schrotenboer, San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego State season ticket sales have dropped 28% since Chuck Long's first season as coach in 2006. This year's total of 10,203 is the lowest figure since at least 2001.
J.P. Giglio, Raleigh News & Observer: East Carolina's Skip Holtz has suspended Jamar Bryant, the team's second-leading receiver, for violating an unspecified team rule.
Marc Weizer, Athens Banner-Herald: Georgia's Mark Richt has dismissed junior safety Donavon Baldwin and freshman receiver Walter Hills.
Steve Harvey, Los Angeles Times: Rankings from the bottom up. Washington edges rival Washington State for the top spot in the Bottom Ten.
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