- Alabama stays at the top because week in and week out no team makes it look easier than the Tide. The next month of the season should paint a better picture of just how dominant the Tide are this year, but I suspect we already know the answer (very).
- Florida hops to second place because that LSU win looks even better now that the Tigers beat South Carolina. Oregon's schedule doesn't get very formidable until November -- when the Ducks have to take on Stanford, USC, and Oregon State in three of four weeks -- and therefore the potential is there for teams to jump ahead in the next couple weeks.
- Strike against Ohio State and Notre Dame? Most of both's signature wins have been against Big Ten teams that we are reevaluating our opinion of (Michigan State, Purdue).
- The middle of the poll is just a mess. After Oklahoma at number eight to Georgia at 17 there are a bunch of either A) one-loss teams with good wins but disappointing losses or B) undefeated teams that haven't played anyone. It is a crap shoot.
- I don't care that the Big East teams are all undefeated. They've only played other Big East teams and cupcakes. Need more evidence.
- Michigan at 22 is a bit of a homer pick, but the last two wins were just how a 20-ish team is supposed to take care of business against bad conference foes, and the losses look a little more understandable as Bama and ND continue to roll.