Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: The best team in the country right now is not Alabama, Texas Tech, Texas or Oklahoma. The best team this minute is Florida.
Ron Morris, Columbia State: It got so bad for South Carolina that Steve
Spurrier sent Ryan Succop out to kick a couple of meaningless field
goals. Neither of those field goals mattered, except to say that the Gamecocks scored.
It was quite a statement for a coach who often poked fun at opponents
that settled for field goals to counter his Florida team’s touchdowns.
Jeff Carroll, South Bend Tribune: With Navy rallying, Charlie Weis was forced to put the starters back on the field to bail the Fighting Irish out of what would have been one of the most embarrassing, deflating defeats in the history of the program. And probably Charlie Weis’ Waterloo.
Kevin Scarbinsky, Birmingham News: It's Alabama's worst nightmare. There's nothing standing between the Crimson Tide and their first undefeated regular season since 1994 but an Auburn coach on the hot seat and the worst Tiger team in a decade.
Rick Maese, Baltimore Sun: Maryland is the sudden favorite to climb out of the trash heap that is Atlantic Coast Conference football and reach the Orange Bowl in Miami.
Ray Melick, Birmingham News: It's too bad somebody had to win. So Georgia slipped out of Jordan-Hare with a 17-13 victory over Auburn.
Jake Curtis, San Francisco Chronicle: California's season is circling the drain. Can the Golden Bears avoid the kind of collapse that scarred the 2007 season?
Loren Tate, Champaign News-Gazette: This is, unlike a year ago, an Illinois team that never quite came together.
Paola Boivin, Arizona Republic: A team drowning in futility found a savior in the Washington State Cougars, who came along and threw Arizona State a lifeline. More startling? The Sun Devils didn't drop it.
Mitch Vingle, Charleston Gazette-Mail: It's year four of the Mark Snyder plan at Marshall and if the coach sticks around for another season, it won't go over with Thundering Herd fans.