Didn't you used to be Florida?
In consecutive weeks, the mighty Gators have been beaten by Alabama and LSU by a combined 79-21. The Tigers did the honors 44-11 Saturday in Death Valley. If nothing else, Florida can be hired as consultants on how to play the Tide and Tigers. First piece of advice: Have a quarterback. The Gators don't, through injury and inexperience.
Elsewhere at the top of the Power Poll, Alabama shut out Vandy. Oklahoma physically intimidated Texas. It's a tough choice but we're going to stick with LSU at No. 1. The Tigers have posted six consecutive double-digit wins and have trailed for only 6½ minutes all season.
1. LSU -- If you want to nitpick, punter Brad Wing did cost his team points by celebrating on his way to the end zone against Florida. If you want to nitpick.
2. Alabama -- Defense could win Vezina Trophy. Second shutout lowers points per game average to seven.
3. Oklahoma -- OU offense 34, OU defense 21. Texas, multiple sins.
4. Wisconsin -- Russell Wilson is a sponge out of the film room too. Soaking up praise during off week.
5. Oklahoma State -- Backup quarterback Clint Chelf threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns against Kansas. Just what Mack Brown needs to get encouraged for this week.
6. Stanford -- Anyone notice Cardinal's D? Giving up barely 10 points per game. That isn't Luck.
7. Boise State -- By the time Fresno State crossed midfield Friday, it was down by 30 points.
8. Clemson -- No Virginia Tech hangover in easy win over BC is a positive. X-rays on Tajh Boyd's left leg were negative.
9. Oregon -- Key to this week's Arizona State game: Dislocation, dislocation, dislocation -- of LaMichael James' elbow.
10. Michigan -- Halfway through the season, it's time to go all-in on 6-0 Wolverines.
11. Georgia Tech -- Is this Nebraska 1995 or Yellow Jackets, 2011? Tech averaging 46.5 points per game and is fourth nationally in rushing.
12. Kansas State -- If these Wildcats were insects, they'd be gnats be biting your ankles. Fighting Snyders just won't go away.
13. Michigan State -- Spartans and Wolverines meet undefeated for the first time since last year.
14. Illinois -- Time to give Ron Zook his props. Illini are more than a dark horse to win Big Ten.
15. Virginia Tech -- Logan Thomas breaks out, 23 of 25, 310 yards, five touchdowns and game-winning TD run.
16. Nebraska -- Biggest comeback ever? Depends on if that was a smile you saw on Bo Pelini's face after coming from 21 down to beat Ohio State.
17. South Carolina -- Spur Dog may have a quarterback (Connor Shaw). It has only taken seven years.
18. Baylor -- Bears spring steel trap on Steele Jantz.
19. Arkansas -- Tyler Wilson completes 19 in a row against Auburn, third-longest streak in SEC history.
20. West Virginia -- The class of the Big East -- as long the Big East is around.
21. Arizona State -- What's the opposite of hot seat? Dennis Erickson has established Sun Devils as the clear favorite in the Pac-12 South.
22. Texas -- Can't wait for Saturday's highlight on the Longhorn Network.
23. Auburn -- At least they're consistent. Third time Tigers have given up 38 points this season.
24. Washington -- Almost lost to Eastern Washington in season opener. Now a factor in the Pac-12 North, at least until Oct. 22 trip to Stanford.
25. Houston -- Cougars finally showed some defense to go along with Case Keenum's magic arm. D gets four interceptions and nine sacks vs. East Carolina.