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• Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times: USC No. 1? Not everybody agrees.
The Trojans are not a unanimous No. 1 in either the Associated Press or USA Today Coaches' polls. Georgia received two first-place votes from the coaches, and Oklahoma and Florida got one vote each.
• Tom Luicci, Newark Star-Ledger: If USC played in the SEC or the Big 12, would it go unbeaten? The feeling here is no.
• Bob Hunter, Columbus Dispatch: Quarterback controversy? There is no controversy. The time is now for Terrelle Pryor to become Ohio State's starting quarterback.
• Andy McCullough, Daily Orange: Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross offered no comment on whether he would make a move during the season to fire coach Greg Robinson, who has a 7-31 record the past four years.
• Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: Expect Raiders coach Lane Kiffin be on the list to become Syracuse's next coach.
• Tim Stephens, Orlando Sentinel: Anyone hoping for Bowl Championship Series chaos in December can start cheering now for BYU and East Carolina.
• Bill Koch, Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati quarterback Dustin Grutza, injured in the Bearcats' loss to Oklahoma, might be lost for the season.
• Don Williams, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Mike Leach says Texas Tech is "in for a long year." He added: "What we've done, quite honestly, for 2½ games I don't consider acceptable. I don't know at what point they think we arrived. This group of quarterbacks and receivers, we haven't done anything impressive."
• Mike Sorensen, Deseret News: The oft-maligned and disrespected Mountain West Conference enjoyed perhaps the finest overall day in its 10-year history Saturday, with league teams going 7-1, including four victories over Pac-10 teams.
• Mike Kern, Philadelphia Daily News: Temple is 1-2, but is within a whisker of being 3-0. The Owls have lost two games on the final play.