1-COLTS: Indy got to stretch their legs with a drubbing of Houston.
2-BENGALS: Their opponents are a combined 0-4 thus far....so this Pittsburgh game will show us what they really are made of.
3-SEAHAWKS: I'm still waiting for them to really impress me.
4-BEARS: The Bears offense has been on fire thus far. Sure, the Lions and Packers aren't exactly great teams, but Chicago has been impressive, nontheless
5-CHARGERS: They completely dismantled Oakland and Tennessee....without really throwing the football. Still, I'd like to see Philip Rivers have to do something before I completely buy into this team.
6-JAGUARS: They didn't just smack up the Steelers like they were the Texans, did they???
7-FALCONS: See that Chargers model above. Defense and running the football = success.
8-STEELERS: The defending champs look a bit sluggish so far....which isn't good heading into Bengal Week.
9-EAGLES: Yeah, the Eagles lost this past Sunday....but they were sooo dominant for three quarters.
10-PATRIOTS: The offense still needs work, and trading Branch won't help them now. Still, getting a 1st round pick for a guy who hasn't netted a 1,000 yd season is pretty darn good.
1-OHIO STATE: Not only are they sitting here comfortably, they seem to be pulling away.
2-AUBURN: Great defensive game against LSU.
3-USC: It is unfair that this team can lose two Heisman Trophy winners and still have one of the nation's top teams.
4-WEST VIRGINIA: Just biding some time until they have to play...
5-LOUISVILLE: Spanking Miami had to be fun for the "lowly" Big East, eh???
6-FLORIDA: Winning in Knoxville was a huge deal for the Gators, who pulled out a win under such tough circumstances.
7-MICHIGAN: I had this team in the National Championship game last year. Maybe I was one year too soon.
8-LSU: Losing in such a gritty game [and with a tough pass interference call] didn't drop them much.
9-TEXAS: Sure, a young QB is going to make mistakes against the #1 team in the land. Still, they have a Big XII to win.
10-NOTRE DAME: Getting spanked at home isn't much fun. How they perform against Michigan State will show everyone what they are made of.