Florida State and Ohio State are undefeated but have played inferior competition. Auburn has three wins against current top 25 teams but lost at No. 12 LSU.
Here’s ODU coach Bobby Wilder and UNC coach Larry Fedora with their thoughts, and then a few of mine.
Duke ran for 358 yards against Miami, finished the game on a 41-13 run and is undefeated (8-0) with QB Anthony Boone.
Alabama reclaims the top spot on my poll after a dominant win over LSU, while FSU drops to 2 and Stanford climbs to No. 3.
After UNC announced that leading scorer P.J. Hairston and senior Leslie McDonald will sit out the season opener against Oakland because of “an ongoing compliance issue,” coach Roy Williams spoke with the media.
Here are some positives and negatives, mostly positives, from UNC’s 27-19 win over N.C. State:
The blowout at Clemson is the single most impressive win of the season so far. Then FSU followed that up by blowing out another Top 10 team last night.
I chose BYU over a group that included Northern Illinois, Oklahoma State, Michigan and Michigan State
It's my favorite part of the week, when the opposing coach talks up North Carolina like the Tar Heels are a powerhouse instead of a team with the worst record in the ACC.
Sylvia Hatchell may not coach North Carolina any time soon as she undergoes treatment for leukemia. But the Tar Heels will still play with her signature up-tempo, aggressive style for as long as she’s out.
With the hype gone from last week's nationally televised game against Miami, UNC coach Larry Fedora said, "now it boils down to, how bad do you want to win? How bad do you want it? And we're going to find out."
The toughest choice was at No. 5 – I put Stanford over undefeated Baylor, Missouri and Miami.