Another No. 1 falls. Blame it on the Tuna.
Boise State No. 2
The Bill Parcells Theorem of Dealing with Injured Players applies to the college game: "How can I evaluate you if you don't play?" Fair? Maybe. Balanced? Yep. Alabama takes next weekend off.
TCU No. 1
A win over any service academy is a big win, especially a 38-7 victory over high-flying Air Force. No. 1? We'll see what happens to Louisiana Tech in the quaint town of Boise, Idaho, Tuesday night.
Oregon Tied for No. 3
Ducks celebrate a tremendous Thursday night margin of victory, which the Intuitive Top Ten considers significant and relevant. Oregon bides its time waiting for The Big 1-2 Stumble.
Auburn Tied for No. 3
Huge conference division victory over stud-laden LSU. As a fan of the BCS number 1 team with the leading Heisman candidate, a co-ed held up a poster to a CBS camera: "Cam Newton for Husband!"
Alabama No. 5
Julio Jones makes his Heisman statement. Nick Saban just circled them, highlighted them in pink, and stuck Have a Hardcore Day stickers on them: November 6 at LSU and November 26 against Auburn.
Ohio State No. 6
I'm in Morgantown for West Virginia/Syracuse. A text appears on my cell phone from my friend at Ohio Stadium in Columbus: "A nation gathers, conquer Purdue!" Nice call.
Michigan State No. 7
America's Dream Team comes from behind very late on the road. Flash to the winning score, to the scoreboard, to a sports bar in East Lansing, then to a smiling Mark Dantonio. Fade to green.
Missouri No. 8
The Show-Me State university took the Sooners down and unleashed a record 10-slot jump in the Intuitive Top Ten poll. Four Big XII North teams await for a probable double shot at Oklahoma.
Utah No. 9
The Utes fly into Colorado Springs to take on Air Force. Remember my "be wary of athletes from the service academies" speech. So, Utah, don't think TCU until after the game.
Oklahoma No. 10
Sooners: "Ain't dead yet!" Big XII South: "That's what we're afraid of!" Could be tough. Remaining four South division teams on Oklahoma's schedule add up to a 2010 overall 20-9 record.
Also receiving nods: No. 11 Wisconsin, No. 12 LSU, No. 13 Stanford, No. 14 Nebraska, No. 15 Arizona, and No. 16 Florida State.