Last week was the week the SEC fell apart, as nearly every game not involving Alabama resulted in a surprise outcome.
Meanwhile, the rest of the country pretty much went according to chalk, except for maybe that home choke by Louisville and how badly Florida State romped over Clemson.
Now comes Week 9, the first since the BCS standings were released. Every game from here on out is gauged not just by conference championship or bowl-eligibility impact, but how it will affect the next set of rankings and the never-ending politicking that comes with those standings.
To that end, the rankings listed in these predictions are teams' current BCS ratings, not their AP ranking, as had been the case in past weeks.
Click through the picks to see what we think will happen over the next few days and nights—for the record, we went a cool 36-12 last week, including correctly picking Tennessee and Ole Miss' upsets in the SEC—and then, if you're so inclined, chime in about how you agree (or, more likely, disagree) with the selections.