The Dean's List
• My mom is not a college football fan, but she is from the South, and she understands how things work below the Mason Dixon line. So when Vanderbilt beat Auburn, my mom called me all in a tizzy. That's not supposed to happen to the red-headed step child of the SEC. Vanderbilt isn't supposed to be undefeated five games into the season. Vanderbilt isn't supposed to lead the SEC East. And Vanderbilt isn't supposed to beat Auburn. But that's exactly what's transpired so far this season. With its 14-13 victory over the Tigers, Vandy moved to No. 13 in the nation and leads both Florida and Georgia in the SEC East. "Next thing you know," my mom said. "Duke's football team will win the ACC." Let's not go overboard here. Duke lost 27-0 to Georgia Tech on Saturday.
• Hey, you've earned it, so here is your weekly Division III women's volleyball update. In a shocker that no one saw coming, Lee University, the pride of Cleveland, Tennessee, beat the No. 2 team in the nation, Emory. And the Lady Flames did it in convincing fashion, sweeping three-straight sets from an Emory team that entered the contest on a 13-game winning streak. Previously, Lee was best known for producing Four Voices, the 1996 SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America) Collegiate Barbershop Quartet champion.
• I've got a buddy who says he would chop off a finger for a Super Bowl ring. Mesa State offensive lineman
• Missouri quarterback
• With little more than a minute on the clock and Wisconsin nursing a four-point lead, Camp Randall Stadium was surprisingly quiet. It wasn't the Wisconsin fans' fault. The stadium had lost its band. With no horns blaring in his ears, Ohio State quarterback
• Santa Clara center