Alex Smith has gone from beleaguered No. 1 pick in the NFL to the toast of the town in San Francisco. The former Utah quarterback is drawing a lot of praise for the 49ers' 8-1 start.

No surprise: Urban Meyer is on Ohio State's wish list.

The Pac-12 is fourth in's conference power rankings for football.

Check out ESPN 700's stockpile of interviews Monday involving Utah basketball and football.

Washington State will start freshman quarterback Connor Halliday against Utah.