• 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.
• Injury report story hour. Missouri's James Franklin will miss the Alabama game with an MCL injury, which is good news for James Franklin's limbs and less good for his teammates.
• 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.
• Realignment tidbits, grudgingly dispensed. We're gonna maybe bring Navy in early, says the Big East! Not so much, says Navy!
• Tweet of the day.
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