Five things to watch for this week:
1 Rebound week is the hardest thing in college football and Oregon, fresh off a 47-20 rout of USC, will find out fast this week when the Ducks take their 5-0 Pac-10 record into Stanford. The Cardinal, which had an open weekend, plays the kind of ground-control style that can keep the ball away from Oregon's dynamic spread offense.
2 Remember when Oklahoma versus Nebraska, Barry Switzer versus Tom Osborne, used to be compelling and must-watch college football viewing? The rivalry was diminished when the schools became part of the expanded Big 12 and stopped playing each other every year. In case you're interested, they're playing this week.
3 Louisiana State, which was lackluster at home a few weeks ago in a 10-point loss to Florida, gets a chance to rewrite the Southeastern Conference script when the Tigers visit Alabama. The winner seizes control of the SEC West and looks forward to a SEC title-game match against Florida.