After the first day of the first College Football Playoff, the Buckeyes and Ducks were better than everybody else.
The best news: We're finally getting to settle the debate on the field. Ten days from now, we'll know which team is the best.
■ Urban Meyer was stunned by Oregon's Rose Bowl domination.
■ Gary Laney has seven thoughts on the national championship game.
■ Joseph Hoyt says it's time to get down to the business of preparing for Ohio St.
■ Andrew Greif shares more reactions of Oregon's dominant victory in the Rose Bowl.
■ The New York Times calls Oregon bold and exciting and it's not the uniforms.
■ Sean Larson looks at the unsung heroes in the Rose Bowl.
■ Over at www.fishduck.com Omar Garibay says we discarded that soft label; Caleb Couturie says Oregon looks unstoppable and Austim Willhoft gives you his top reasons for the win over FSU.
■ Ted Miller nails it, as he usually does, when talking about perceptions.
"Did a team ever dictate a big game more than the Ducks did to the Seminoles, particularly in the second half, when FSU was supposed to take control? While Winston pulled out the "we beat ourselves" line afterward, he apparently failed to pay enough attention to Ducks' game film. Rendering teams into bloody hamburger during a sudden transformative frenzy is what Oregon does. The Ducks were not gifted those five turnovers from the Seminoles. They took them."