Jon Solomon, AL.com: Why Oregon is better positioned to play Alabama than Florida State in the Bowl Championship Series title game.
Chris Hine, Chicago Tribune: The father of Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is facing a charge of resisting arrest after an altercation involving fans during the Fighting Illini's 42-3 loss to Michigan State.
Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: The West is the late-night place to be. Stanford's win over Oregon State and Fresno State's overtime defeat of San Diego State weren't widely seen but could have a big BCS impact. Plus, the week ahead.
Lee Barfnecht, Omaha World-Herald: Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst isn't talking, but the ice beneath Bo Pelini appears to be thin.
Jimmy Burch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Baylor's season will be defined by a stretch of games in November.