- While we attempt to find the balance between the pain of losing an upset the Vols had locked up and the promise of the future, Roll Bama Roll is breathing a sigh of relief, saying that Tennessee deserved to win the game. The SEC's disinterested observer Team Speed Kills thought the game was so boring that it's making plans to do something else when the two teams meet again next season.
- Maize n Brew continues to lament its defense after its 35-10 loss to Penn State as Black Shoe Diaries enjoys the Nittany Lions' "best showing of the season, one week after their last-best performance of 2009." Iowa blog Black Heart Gold Pants enjoys Iowa's move to No. 4 in the BCS rankings after a close 15-13 victory over Michigan State while The Only Colors becomes temporally unhinged in its post-game breakdown. Disinterested observer The Rivalry, Esq. recaps those two games plus the rest of the Big Ten action from Saturday.
- Red Cup Rebellion has a novel approach to this week's Top 25, lumping the teams into groups and type-casting them as characters from LOST.
Around the SB Nation: recapping the week's big games
By Joel Hollingsworth Updated