While Nebraska continues to dominate the United States as the overall premier team in the nation, the various regions of the country have their "straw-boss" pecking order.
The following is a view into the world of the top three teams in each region.
No.3 Oregon State
The Ducks from Eugene pressed their case as the top team west of the Rockies by dismantling a feisty Washington State club, 43-23.
Arizona, playing with fire once too often with those last moment heroics (save that for Les Miles) fell to rugged Oregon State, 29-27. The bad news for the Beavers was the injury bug striking several key players.
Stanford defeated Southern California, 37-35, as Trojan coach Lane Kiffin lost again in the final seconds.
Washington rallied with too little and too late against Arizona State. The final score was 24-14 in favor of the Sun Devils.
Nevada took care of San Jose State, 35-13 while Hawaii went on the road to trim Fresno State, 49-27
No.3 South Carolina
It was only a matter of time before the Crimson Tide faced a brilliant coach who exposed the Alabama offense as a one dimensional attack and forced lightweight quarterback Greg McElroy to win the game with his passing arm.
Last Saturday was the day and Steve Spurrier was the coach.
Following Carolina's 35-21 conquest of the previously undefeated Tide, LSU jumped to the forefront in the SEC with a shocking 33-29 handling of the Florida Gators in Gainesville.
Tiger bossman Les Miles out-coached the vaunted "Pope" Urban Meyer and the Bayou Bengals laid the wood to a Florida squad that is only a shell of what they once were with quarterback Tim Tebow.
Auburn, the SEC answer to Oregon's point a minute offensive strategy, got the final lick in on the Kentucky Wildcats to win, 37-34.
Miami, possessing possibly the most overblown resume in the nation, crawled away following a home field beat down of epic proportions from the Seminoles of Florida State. The final score of 45-17 sends a signal the 'Noles are back in town and ready to rumble.
It may also bring up another question: Just how good is Ohio State if Miami in Columbus is the signature win of the Buckeyes? Makes you wonder.....
Navy went down to Winston-Salem and pulled out a hard fought 28-27 victory over Wake Forest. As a result, all three of the nation's independent schools were victorious this past weekend.
Ga Tech defeated Virginia, Troy dominated Middle Tennessee State, N.C. State blasted Boston College, and Syracuse put the clamp on coach Skip Holtz's South Florida squad, 13-9.
Georgia defeated Tennessee in a somewhat disappointing homecoming for Vol coach Derek Dooley.
No.2: Ohio State
In Ann Arbor, Michigan two undefeated Top 20 titans took the field to settle who is truly the kingpin of the peninsula state.
Turns out the home fans need not have bothered showing up, the Wolverine football team surely was missing in action.
Slapped about the gridiron for 60 minutes, there should be no more talk about the Big Blue challenging for the Big 10 Title. The loss must be considered a major blow to the Heisman Trophy hopes of Wolverine signal-caller Denard Robinson.
The final result does not do justice to the Spartan rampage, 34-17.
Purdue upset previously undefeated Northwestern, 20-17.
Ohio State and Wisconsin moved towards their showdown next week at Camp Randall with victories over Indiana and Minnesota while Notre Dame made it past visiting Pittsburgh, 23-17.
Another eastern invader, the Temple Owls of Philadelphia, had no answers for Northern Illinois and fell by the score of 31-17 in Mid-American Conference action.
Missouri locked down the offense of the Colorado Buffaloes and won going away, 26-0.
All the while mighty Nebraska enjoyed the day's festivities as the Cornhuskers performed their chores on Thursday night, grinding up previously undefeated Kansas State on the road, 48-13.
Let none question the awesome power of the 2010 Big Red Machine.
One possible challenger to Nebraska for the national title, the Utah Utes, came into Big 12 country and eviscerated Iowa State, 68-27. The Utes are quietly making a case for one of the two BCS Title Game openings.
If the men from the Beehive State remain undefeated they could have an argument for consideration.