NCAAF - What We Learned in Week 10: West of the Mississippi River

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Sunday, November 6, 2016 5:54 PM GMT

This week's CFP Rankings are out and after the Aggies were blitzed by Mississippi State, here are the lessons learned in NCAAF Betting in Week 10. Plus a free early pick from our expert.

NCAAF PICKS RECORD: 19-7-0

#4 Texas A&M Received Most Attention From Simply Being Ranked #4 in Initial FBS

CFP-ranked No. 4 Texas A&M (100/1 to win CFP National Championship, GTBets) saw its chances of proving everyone wrong dissolve quickly in Week 10, with host Mississippi State getting off to a 28-7 2nd Quarter lead in Starkville and then holding on to hand the Aggies their first loss, 35-28 (A&M -10 -105, BookMaker) in SEC West play. Many were chirping like baby birds when the Committee announced Texas A&M was the #4 team in its initial Rankings unveiled last week, but gridiron gravity swiftly separated the wheat from the chaff at Davis Wade Stadium as Bulldogs' WR Fred Ross caught 2 TD passes. The A&M loss means we now know that #9 Auburn (7-2 SU/ATS)—23-16 winners over Vanderbilt (AUB -22½, Heritage) and winners of 6 in a row now—controls its own destiny and that the Iron Bowl at Tuscaloosa on Saturday, Nov. 26 (ALA -14, 2016 Games of the Year, SuperBook) should be like seven shades of Crimson fun.

#5 Washington Shows Off Passing, Rushing Attack at California, Will Move Up in CFP

Jake Browning (12/1 to win Heisman Trophy, SuperBook) and Washington (10/1 to win CFP National Championship at Bovada—an Online sportsbook with an A grade and which offers a 100% Cash Bonus)—remained undefeated, pulverizing California, 66-27 at California Stadium in Berkeley, easily covering ATS as 19½-point (JustBet) chalks in Pac-10 play in a profitable SBR Pick we offered up here last week as Browning threw for 378 yards and 6 TDs, RB Myles Gaskin (16 rushes,74 yards, TD) and the WR tandem of John Ross (6 receptions, 208 yards, 3 TDs) and Dante Pettis (8 receptions, 104 yards, 3 TDs) had absolutely fabulous nights.

The Huskies (9-0 SU, 5-4 ATS, 8-1 O/U) have now played 8 Overs in 9 games and that Apple Cup—Friday Nov. 25 at Washington State (WASH -6½, 2016 Games of the Year, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)—against Washington State, easy 69-7 winners over Arizona (-14, BetOnline) in Pulliam, could have significance and looks like a game which will have many points scored in it, Pacific Northwest weather permitting. Washington (#69 SOS) may end up battling #6 Ohio State (#43 SOS) for that final spot in the College Football Playoff if #1 Alabama (8-0)—winners of 21 straight now after shutting out #19 LSU, 10-0 in Death Valley on Saturday night (ALA -7 -115, BetOnline)—#2 Clemson (8-0) and #2 Michigan (8-0) don't end up messing up down the November-December homestretch.

NCAAF WEEK 11 EARLY WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI PICK: Washington -9 over USC (2016 Games of the Year, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)

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