Nate Silver, The Quad: The geography of college football. Birmingham has the highest percentage of college fans in the nation. Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State are the most popular teams.
Sports Media Watch: The Oklahoma-Florida State game was the most-viewed regular season game on ABC since the 2009 Big 12 title game between Texas and Nebraska. ESPN also got strong numbers from Thursday night's broadcast of the Louisiana State-Mississippi State game.
College Confidential: A survey commissioned by Baylor showed that 76% of respondents prefer regional conferences over super conferences.
Jon Wilner, College Hotline: Did the Pacific 12 risk its future by not expanding?
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: The Big 12 is not dead, just catching its breath.
Berry Tramel, Oklahoman: T. Boone Pickens says Texas A&M is "sobering up."
Paul Harris, Manhattan Mercury: Steve Physioc, broadcaster and Kansas State alumnus, said he nearly quit school to become a lumberjack in Oregon.
Associated Press: A 1950s-era slogan meant to inspire Kansas State fans is instead causing controversy.
Don McKee, Philadelphia Inquirer: Why doesn't the Big East stop whining, grow a pair and steal teams from another league? It's the American way.
Jeff Glaze, Wisconsin State Journal: Fans who have yet to book a Madison-area hotel room for the Oct. 1 Nebraska-Wisconsin game might have to stay more than an hour away.
Bud Withers, Seattle Times: Washington coach Steve Sarkisian is upset with several calls made by officials in Saturday's loss at Nebraska.
Associated Press: West Virginia students have requested a record 17,056 tickets for Saturday night's game against Louisiana State.
Chris Murray, Reno Gazette-Journal: This is the Western Athletic Conference's 50th year of existence. It might be the worst yet when it comes to football.
Ken Tysiac, Charlotte Observer: North Carolina released documents in connection with the NCAA probe of its program. They reveal some of the impermissible benefits received by players.
Rick Cleveland, Clarion-Ledger: Mike Leach, when asked if he wants to coach again. "Yes. I look forward to coaching again, preferably at a place where the administration is stable, and winning and graduation rates are important."
Al Jones, Biloxi Sun-Herald: Former Southern Mississippi coach Jeff Bower is hospitalized and recovering from a left injury suffered while fueling his boat.
Ryan Thorburn, Boulder Daily Camera: The Colorado-Ohio State series is short, but significant.
Danny Lee, Larry Brown Sports: Twitter has become a major part of the sports fabric.
Richard Boadu and Aaron Stern, Comples: The 50 greatest plays in college football history.