First round of “playoffs” begins on Saturday

And for all of you folks who want a playoff (and for the record, I want a four-team playoff), just consider that a whole lot can happen between now and Oct. 17. Before the first BCS Standings are released:

No. 1 Alabama, which just escaped with a close win at Arkansas, will play No. 7 Florida (4-0) at home and No. 22 South Carolina (3-1) on the road.