The nation's top division is ...

Our panel debates SEC West vs. Pac-12 North, rising QBs and impact injuries

Updated: October 1, 2013, 10:17 AM ET
By College Football Insiders | ESPN Insider

McCarron-Mariota AP PhotoAre Alabama and the SEC West better than Oregon and the Pac-12 North?

Another week of college football in the books, and another reshuffling of the national and conference rankings. While Georgia moved up after prevailing in its shootout over LSU, Oklahoma State dropped after being upended by West Virginia, and Notre Dame completely fell out of the Top 25 following a loss to Oklahoma.

Injuries also played a role in Week 5, as USC WR Marqise Lee, Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas and South Carolina QB Connor Shaw all made early exits. Which injury from last week -- or one of the many from earlier in the season -- will have the biggest impact?

In this week's "No Huddle," Insider's panel of experts debates that question and more, including which division reigns supreme, the best coaching choice for USC, which QB's stock has made the biggest leap and which Week 6 favorite should be on upset alert.

1. Which division is the best in college football?

Travis Haney: It's still the SEC West, because it has three top-10 teams (who have lost only to other top-10 teams). However, the Pac-12 North is really, really close. I believe in Washington, but not to the point that I would say it's equal to the third team from the SEC West, either LSU or Texas A&M. LSU is a bit better than expected -- Alabama had better be ready for its Nov. 9 matchup versus the Tigers -- and that helps the perception of the division and league.


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