• Bleep, bloop, Buckeyes. Ohio State's marching band did a video game-themed halftime show, and if you haven't seen it yet, be reassured: Your Monday is made.
If your heart doesn't skip a beat at their Tetris formations, we cannot be friends. Sorry. [Via.]
• To the business at hand. The polls are out! What to do when three top-five teams get knocked out in the space of a single Saturday, including No. 4 LSU? Rank early Tigers opponent Washington No.13, among other atrocities, if you're Glenn Guilbeau. Full AP Top 25 is here; the Biased And/Or Willfully Disinterested SIDs' Poll can be found here.
• Roster blotter. Marqise Lee wants to play defense, but Lane Kiffin seems to think he's a pretty valuable wide receiver (wonder where he got that idea) ... three Iowa players had run-ins with the law over the weekend ... Gary Patterson will address quarterback Casey Pachall's status Tuesday; the Star-Telegram reports Pachall's suspension may stretch out a while ... Temple defensive tackle Kamal Johnson has been charged with kidnapping and other unsavory activities ... UConn running back Lyle McCombs was arrested Saturday after an alleged fight with his girlfriend.
• Tweet of the day.
Oh. RT @illinoisloyalty: It's possible for Illinois to finish 2-6 in the B1G, 4-8 overall, and advance to the Big Ten Championship Game• Misc. Friend of the blog Sarah Sprague deconstructs the Danger Dog ... LSUFreek whips up a Paul Finebaum trollface for all your Monday talk radio needs ... Tim Beckman makes an unusual apology ... and Georgia's ranked 14th now, so everybody be sure to behave like complete monsters.
— Smart Football (@smartfootball) October 7, 2012