The best game: Baylor over Oklahoma State.
The coach I wish I was: Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell.
The coach I wouldn’t want to be: Oregon’s Mario Cristobal.
The team that impressed: Alabama.
The defensive slugfest: Louisiana over Appalachian State.
The offensive shootout: UTSA over Western Kentucky.
The team that disappointed: Georgia.
The Heisman favorite: Alabama’s Bryce Young.
The best conference: Big Ten.
The worst conference: Pac-12.
The best team: Alabama.
The underrated coach: Baylor’s Dave Aranda.
The overrated coach: Georgia’s Kirby Smart.
The underrated player: Utah’s Cameron Rising.
The breakout performance: Utah State’s Logan Bonner four touchdown passes.
The biggest upset: Alabama over Georgia.
The upset no one saw coming: Utah State over San Diego State.
The team that wants to hit the reset button: USC.
The blowout everyone predicted: Michigan over Iowa.
The underrated team: Louisiana.
The overrated team: Oklahoma State.
The feel-good story: Utah’s first-ever Pac-12 Title and berth in the Rose Bowl.
The horror show: Oregon’s second blowout loss to Utah in the past three weeks.
The team nobody’s talking about: Pittsburgh.
The team with an elite offense: Alabama.
The team with an elite defense: Michigan.
The team that was desperate for a win: California.
The surprising blowout: Alabama over Georgia.
The surprising close game: Baylor over Oklahoma State.
The best comeback game: Alabama over Georgia.
The defense that got exposed: Oklahoma State.
The coach with the most to prove: Oregon’s Mario Cristobal.
The dangerous Group of Five team: Cincinnati.
Cool in the clutch: Baylor’s Blake Shapen.
Give that coach a raise: Pittsburgh’s Pat Narduzzi.
Man, they’re good: Michigan.
Wow, they’re bad: USC.