Around SB Nation's college blogs today:
- Roll Bama Roll has thoughts on the Tide's loss to South Carolina, but begins with a moment appreciating the streak of 19 straight wins and 29 straight regular season wins that came to an end on Saturday.
- Garnet and Black Attack also has thoughts on the Gamecocks' big win, including an assertion that Nick Saban looked lost against Steve Spurrier at times.
- With Alabama losing and LSU winning with its own peculiar methods against Florida, Team Speed Kills tries to make sense of the chaos in the SEC.
- Ohio State moves into the vacuum at the top of the polls, thanks in part to the Buckeyes just getting it done against Indiana. Don't forget about Michigan State in the Big Ten, though, as The Only Colors notes that the Spartans beat the Wolverines with a bit of ironic Lloydball on Saturday. That's the good news for State. The bad news: Chris Rucker's been suspended.
- Rule of Tree sings the praises of Andrew Luck, and why not, with a QB who "completed 83 percent of his passes, led a game-winning drive in the final minute, threw for three touchdowns, no interceptions, and 285 yards, and made the hit of the night on USC's Shareece Wright . . . ."
- Conquest Chronicles, on the other hand, is singing few praises and, in fact, says that "it is time for Monte Kiffin to hang it up."
- In basketball news, The UConn Blog responds to the school's response to the NCAA.
- BC Interruption weighs in on the question of whether the Fire Spaziani movement is warranted.