Thoughts on the first regular-season polls of the season:
If the BCS bowls started today (based on compilation of the polls and Jerry Palm’s collegebcs.com)
BCS title game: Alabama vs. USC
Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Cal
Fiesta Bowl: Texas vs. BYU
Sugar Bowl: Florida vs. Oklahoma State
Orange Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
Top 10 in the BCS (Only a few of the computers are available so this is very preliminary but still interesting. These are Palm's standings from collegebcs.com.)
5. Oklahoma State
6. Ohio State
8. Boise State
9. Penn State
Florida lost two first-place votes in the AP poll (from 58 to 56) and gained three votes in the coaches poll (53 to 56).
Biggest gainers, most slippage
Brigham Young, up 12 spots in coaches (from No. 24 to No. 12)
Oklahoma down 11 spots in coaches (from No. 3 to No. 14)
Game of the week
No. 3 USC and No. 8/7 Ohio State remains a top 10 game. Ohio State has lost its last five against top five teams. That’s the second-longest streak in school history.
The penalty for playing Charleston Southern
Florida’s first-place margin shrank in both polls -- from 74 points to 69 in AP and from 80 to 65 points in coaches.
Oregon State No. 26 in AP. Michigan State No. 26 in coaches
New to the AP: Missouri, Cincinnati, Miami. New to coaches: Kansas, Cincinnati, Miami.
SI's Andy Staples weighs in