(Remember, these are my own power picks—and not necessarily indicative of the national polls.)
1. LSU Tigers
A huge win over Florida...despite some maddening play calls. The gamble at the end paid off big-time.
2. California Golden Bears
Need to beat USC to stay on track for the BCS title game.
3. Oregon Ducks
Best one-loss team in the nation—and a fumble away from being No. 2 this week.
4. Ohio State Buckeyes
Unimpressive but undefeated. Finally got a quality win Saturday over Purdue. Tough schedule at the end of the season.
Absolutely drilled Nebraska, and that Illinois win looks better every week. QB Chase Daniel has been impressive.
6. Oklahoma Sooners
Loss to Colorado hurt. Major test upcoming vs. Mizzou.
7. Boston College Eagles
Still undefeated and flying high.
8. USC Trojans
Head Coach Pete Carroll will have this team playing well again.
9. USF Bulls
Looked very weak against FAU. Major test next week against UCF...but they have a chance to going undefeated.
10. South Carolina
It's hard to keep out Coach Spurrier, especially in light of the Gamecocks' big victory Thursday over Kentucky. SC's most important remaining game might be at Tennessee, whom Spurrier always has pleasant words for.