Clemson won but lost in a tough game against UNC. The voters saw weakness, and went for the jugular, moving Clemson to the second position in both the USA Today and AP Top 25 Football polls.

The voters also made it known that lesser competition wouldn't be acceptable. The Gators won in a shut out at home, but lost a spot in the AP poll after a Notre Dame win over a top-25 opponent.

Oh, then there's the Ohio State Buckeyes and their thorough dismantling of the Nebraska Corn Huskers. Not sure who thought this game would deserve to be the Saturday night spotlight, but the Buckeyes took advantage of the national attention.

In the end, it's finally October. That means conference schedule's heat up, and we'll begin to separate the pretenders versus the contenders.