Can we just fast forward to Nov. 5? That's when LSU travels to Alabama to decide one half of the national championship game.
For now, the Tigers and Tide have separated themselves from the pack in the Week 5 Power Poll. No surprise there as the SEC has half the conference (six) in the top 25.
1. LSU -- It never rains points (defensively) in Tiger Stadium. Kentucky is third Tiger opponent this season held under double digits.
2. Alabama -- Bama and LSU defenses so dominant they're set to meet on "Dancing With The Scars."
3. Oklahoma -- Yes, OU dropped a spot after beating Ball State by 56. Deal with it.
4. Wisconsin -- The only free agent bigger than Russell Wilson in the state of Wisconsin is Prince Fielder.
5. Boise State -- Oh, so now the Broncos' kicker (Dan Goodale) makes all the kicks against Nevada.
6. Oklahoma State -- Bye week spent getting lube, oil and filter for nation's No. 3 total offense.
7. Stanford -- Andrew Luck makes his Heisman statement -- as a receiver.
8. Clemson -- First ACC team to defeat ranked teams in three consecutive weeks. Shock The World Tour continues.
9. Oregon -- Haven't been held under 56 since opening-night loss to LSU. Watch out Cal (Thursday night).
10. Michigan -- Why, yes, if you must know the Wolverines can win the Legends Division. Big Ten needs a mercy rule. Gophers gassed 58-0.
11. Texas -- Horns head into the Red River Shootout undefeated. Thank your Texas State Fair fried ice cream for that.
12. Georgia Tech -- Paul Johnson likes to distribute the ball. Just don't ask defenses who has it.
13. Michigan State -- Spoiled Buckeyes fans boo unpaid, eligible players who haven't taken extra benefits in 10-7 loss to the Spartans. "Am I surprised?" Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. "I used to work here.
14. Illinois -- It's hard to pronounce, even harder to spell it but you will remember his name. Quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase passes for a career-high 391 yards vs. Northwestern.
15. Virginia Tech -- Enter Sandman for Hokies' offense. No touchdowns at home for the first time since 1995.
16. Kansas State -- Bill Snyder turns 72 on Friday. In a conference that desperately needs one, undefeated Wildcats are turning into the Big 12's feel-good story.
17. Auburn -- Gene Chizik used the old Lutzenkirchen to beat South Carolina. That would be tight end Phillip Lutzenkirchen who caught the game winner with 98 seconds left.
18. Nebraska -- Bo must go -- back to Lincoln to figure out how his vaunted defense gave up the program's most points in three years.
19. South Carolina -- Stephen Garcia with a ball down by three against Auburn in the final two minutes? What can go wrong?
20. Florida -- Gators need a win, and a search party for their manhood. Bama drains the Swamp of fans in a convincing win.
21. Baylor -- Please keep Robert Griffin III on your Heisman list. All he did was throw eight incompletions, five touchdowns and one crippling interception against Kansas State.
22. Arkansas -- Hogs plucky enough to stay within 18 until another A&M second-half collapse.
23. West Virginia -- Mountaineers entered the Bowling Green game with 306 total rushing yards. Freshman Dustin Garrison had 291 by himself against the Falcons.
24. Arizona State --Oregon State had not allowed a punt return all season until Jamaal Miles took one 78 yards for a score Saturday. The (suddenly) Pac-12 South favorites roll, 35-20.
25. Washington --U-Dub forces five Utah turnovers. Offense has scored at least 30 in each game.