September has been better to some teams than others.

Duke is 4-0 going into a huge home game against Miami this Friday night while Florida State has yet to win a game, in part because of the buzzsaw in Alabama it ran into to begin the season, with Mother Nature and Deondre Francois’ season-ending injury also being contributing factors.

USC has suffered some early scares but is still undefeated, although that could change this week when it hits the road to face an also-unbeaten Washington State squad. Washington coasted through another soft non-conference slate before pounding Colorado in its Pac-12 opener a week ago and is also 4-0. In the SEC, Alabama seems to still be in league of its own, although Georgia has impressed thus far with wins over Notre Dame and Mississippi State. Nobody else in the conference is unbeaten.

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