Alabama gets my vote as the No. 1 team in the country, after the way they beat Georgia in Athens last night. Just because Oklahoma was ahead of them doesn't entitle OU to anything.
BlogPoll Top 10 initial pass: (1) Alabama; (2) Oklahoma; (3) LSU; (4) Texas; (5) Missouri; (6) Penn State; (7) BYU; (8) South Florida; (9) Texas Tech; (10) USC (begrudgingly... 5 weeks in, and we're already down to less than 10 teams that deserve a spot in the Top 10.)
The Big 12 replaces the SEC with a "Big Three": Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri (and Texas Tech, simply by having a bye to avoid the upset bug, will make it 4 in the Top 10 for the Big 12).
And I don't think it's unreasonable to add Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford to Daniel at the top of the Heisman list -- Knowshon Moreno isn't up there anymore.
Penn State looked similar in beating Illinois to Missouri. They should be ranked accordingly. (Derrick Williams had a 3-R game of his career: TD rushing, receiving, returning -- reminding me why he was once considered the best offensive recruit of his high school class.)
Florida didn't lose because of the missed extra-point or the inability of Tebow to get that 1st down on 4th and 2 -- they lost because of 3 turnovers that resulted in 10 Ole Miss points. (You can read the multiple posts below for my post-loss reaction. Um, reactions...)
Hell of a win for Rich Rodriguez; hell of a loss for Tommy Bowden.
As much as I dislike people talking about Northwestern as if they were the woeful program of the 70s and 80s and early 90s -- not the halfway decent program of today -- 5-0 is a big deal.
Congrats to the Phillies on their NL East title.
NL Wild Card: It all comes down to today! (No, wait: Unless it comes down to tomorrow! Either way: It's a must-track today.) Um, can Johan Santana pitch on NO rest? How about 1 day?
AL Central: Twins clinch with a win Sunday combined with a White Sox loss. In any other scenario, we get the couldn't-be-more-awesome Monday make-up game between Chicago and Detroit, which is remarkable in that Chicago would have everything to gain and Detroit nothing. Which Tigers would show up?
How much must it irk Roger Clemens that Greg Maddux moved past him on the all-time wins list? And Maddux didn't even need PEDs to do it.
New World Record: Men's marathon, by Haile Gebrselassie, breaking the 2h4m barrier.
RIP, Paul Newman: How big was Newman's presence in the history of sports movies? He was in arguably 3 of the Top 20 greatest sports movies ever -- Slap Shot (Top 10), The Hustler (Top 10), The Color of Money (Top 20, but he won an Oscar for his performance).