1. Florida State won't win a national title with senior quarterback Chris Rix. Against Miami, Rix made the same kind of mistakes he's been making since he was a freshman, turning the ball over four times.
2. USC should continue to lean on its talented running-back tandem of LenDale White and Reggie Bush. The pair averaged 7.96 yards per carry in a 49--0 win over Colorado State.
3. Boise State's Dan Hawkins is one of the nation's top offensive coaches. Despite losing eight offensive starters in each of the past two seasons, the high-powered Broncos haven't lost a step, putting up 53 points and 492 yards in a victory over Oregon State. --S.M.