Garland Gillen is WWL-TV.com's college football contributor. He's one of two AP voters from Louisiana and the only one inthe New Orleans metropolitan area.
Running back Mark Ingram possibly comes back this week. Don't rush. Trent Richardson is doing just fine.
2. Ohio State
QuarterbackTerrelle Pryor stays in the Heisman race, but his counterpart on Saturday,Jacory Harris, is done. Four picks will do that.
Is Florida State that bad or Oklahoma that good? I say the Sooners are for real.
4. Boise State
'You're killing us Virginia Tech! James Madison ... really?'
Tread lightly, Longhorns. I'm smelling upset in Lubbock, Texas this weekend against Texas Tech.
Are the Hawkeyes for real? We will find out this weekend when they visit 24th-ranked Arizona.
Averaging 60 points a game. Who needs Jeremiah Masoli.
8. Texas Christian
I think the Frogsbeing ranked fourthis a little too high. Oregon State might be their toughest opponent all year. Now it's cream puffsfor the next month.
It has the fastest team in America, but this is football, not track. Speed is covering up the Gators' shortcomings for now, but Alabama will sniff those out in a month.
Beat Western Kentucky and Idaho. Wow. That's some weak scheduling. Is this team in theFBS (1A)orFCS (1-AA)?
11. South Carolina
Just give the rock to MarcusLattimore, who has 51 carries this season. He could lead the Gamecocks to Atlanta for the SEC championship game with his explosive exploits.
Wins over UNLV and San Jose State still leave a lot to be desired. Maybe Arizona State visiting will shine more light on these mystery Badgers.
Tennessee Tech (44-3)and Louisiana Monroe (31-7)did a good job of keeping the RyanMallett hype machine in motion. They visit a wounded Georgia team this weekend. I think BobbyPetrino's offense goes Hog wild.
Seventy-one offensive plays, 50 carries. Faith in Jordan Jefferson is at an all-time low in Baton Rouge.
Clemson at Auburn, where ESPN's CollegeGameday visits. Optimism is at Bo Jackson proportions on the Plains.
Your Heisman frontrunner quarterbackDenard Robinson. Of course it was against Connecticut and Notre Dame, which are both very weak on defense.
While Boise State and TCU are getting all theBCS buster attention, don't forget about the Utes. TCU and BYU both have to visit Salt Lake City.
18. Miami (Fla.)
It had more talent on the field than Ohio State. I think coaching was the difference in Columbus, Ohio. Randy Shannon is not the answer in Coral Gables, Fla.
Is UCLA that bad (Stanford won 35-0) or the Cardinal that good? A visit to Oregon in three weeks should give us a Pac 10 frontrunner.
20. Southern California
The Trojans are currently 2-0, but a return to greatness is probably four years away.
If quarterback CaseKeenum plays at UCLA, Houston wins. If he doesn't, they still win.
22. Penn State
Penn State is destined for four losses this year. I don't think that will be enough to run JoePaterno out.
Iowa at Arizona is a top 25 matchup. You're kidding, right?
24. Florida State
JimboFisher, welcome to the big time. Somewhere Bobby Bowden cracked a little smile.
Poser alert. They lose at Nevada this weekend, book it.