If there was any doubt, No. 4 USC declared itself a national title contender for a fourth straight season with a 28-10 victory over 19th-ranked Nebraska on Saturday night.
Entering the season, no one team stands out, but there are 10 teams to watch in the wide-open 2006 title chase, writes Mark Schlabach.
The next three or four games will ultimately determine the value of a year's worth of work, writes Craig James.
As the sun sets on September football, it's time to review the highlights of the season's first four weeks. * Chat wrap: Beano
Three teams have shown they can challenge USC for the national title, Craig James writes.
If not for a slip at California, USC would be among the top contenders for the Sugar Bowl.