Consider the first week of October the calm before the storm. Starting on Saturday there's a slew of big matchups coming over the coming weeks that will help decide who plays in Miami.
Illinois upset Wisconsin. Notre Dame capitalized on UCLA's collapse. But that doesn't mean the Illini or Irish have turned a corner. Chris Fowler looks at the work left to do, his top five and the toughest stadiums to get to.
Down 17, Erik Ainge could have quit. After losing two of three, NC State could have hung it up. They didn't, so their stock is up, writes Todd McShay.
With the season at the midway point, Bruce Feldman rolls out his list of the 2007 season's best players.