From a quarterback making a splash to a coach going splat, the SEC has been full of surprises in September.
Big Ten matchups like No. 8 Wisconsin-No. 4 Michigan don't happen very often -- especially this early in the season.
The offensive tackle, No. 12 in the ESPN 300, has a loaded top five but it starts with the Cardinal and Huskies, who meet on Friday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN).
While all committee members are given tons of data to help assess the nation's best teams, some, like Wisconsin AD Barry Alvarez go deeper, using their own advanced metrics to rank teams.
Washington is back in a lofty position in the polls. But the 10th-ranked Huskies' staying power will be tested Friday night.
LSU has three coaches that have experience dealing with a midseason coaching change led by iinterim coach Ed Orgeron, who filled that role at USC.
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