As I sat Saturday night in the press box at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium watching the hopes of players, coaches, staff members and 101,851 [mostly Texas] fans diminish, I kept thinking to myself that Texas had the skill and the will to win that game.
The NCAA sanctions might not be in the rearview mirror yet, but Urban Meyer has worked quickly to erase the sting of the losing record that preceded his hiring and has the program back in the AP top 10.
Alabama is on top of the college football world heading into a trip to Columbia, Mo., this week. That doesn't mean anything though, as it was in the same position two years ago before losing in Columbia, S.C., to South Carolina.
Oklahoma began the 2011 season with expectations of contending for an eighth national championship. Instead, the Sooners are in danger of finishing with the lowest AP ranking of a preseason No. 1 in the history of the poll.