In an effort to always bring you the best here at SBR, we've developed a new element to lend you a helping hand for your college football picks against the sportsbooks betting odds.
How these college football power rankings are created is with score-differentials, developed with a formula that that takes our number against the eventual outcome and adjust the power rankings accordingly from week to week. Our goal is to help our readers with a unique betting tool that could increase your understanding of all the teams and think just like college football handicappers.
While we have a modest variance in looking the college football odds, if you would like to play along, add four points to any home team. You can also see our Top 25, the listing is next to the particular team, using this formula.
You might notice that we still have Ole Miss as No. 1 and as opposed to typical polls, we are rating the strengths of the teams and with the Rebels having lost by just three points on the road at LSU, their actual number did decrease, but no other team was able to supplant them for the top spot.
The rest of our Top 5 in order includes, TCU, Alabama, Mississippi State and Georgia.
|Power Ratings||Start||Current||Power Ratings||Start||Current|
|Florida State (10)||100||101||West Virgina||83||94|
|Clemson (22)||93||95||Oklahoma State||89||86|
|Boston College||80||86||Baylor (12)||95||101|
|Wake Forest||81||73||Texas Tech||86||77|
|Kansas State (17)||89||97|
|Georgia Tech||85||89||Mid. Tenn. State||79||79|
|Ohio State (7)||94||103|
|Michigan State (8)||95||103||West|
|Penn State||88||89||North Texas||80||68|
|Maryland||87||88||UT- San Antonio||82||74|
|Nebraska (13)||88||99||American Athletic|
|Bowling Green||85||75||Oregon (6)||99||103|
|Northern Illinois||84||76||Oregon State||89||85|
|Ball State||75||77||USC (19)||95||97|
|Eastern Michigan||67||59||Arizona State (20)||88||95|
|San Diego State||82||78||East|
|San Jose State||76||73||Georgia (5)||94||103|
|Sun Belt||Arkansas (24)||86||95|
|Troy||72||64||Ole Miss (1)||95||107|
|Texas State||72||70||Mississippi State (4)||90||103|
|UL Monroe||77||70||Auburn (11)||96||101|
|Arkansas State||80||80||Texas A&M||90||94|
|Idaho||71||63||Notre Dame (16)||91||97|
|New Mexico State||69||60||Navy||83||80|
Sportsbook Review – Situation Conference Games of the Week
AAC – Last week we expressed Central Florida was undervalued and we were correct. We feel the same way about the Knights this time on the road at -10.5 compared to -16. Connecticut has been a good home underdog, but cannot score and UCF is improving offensively and wins the field position battle.
ACC – Pittsburgh is favored by three at home but we have Duke as an outright upset winner and our 13-8 ATS record backs it up in calling for the Blue Devils to win.
Big 12 – Kansas State is really coming on being so well coached by Bill Snyder and with Oklahoma State’s very young team wearing down, we like the Wildcats at -15 compared to the sportsbooks -12.
Big Ten – Nebraska failed to cover at home against Rutgers and we see more of the same from the Cornhuskers against Purdue in Lincoln, with our number three point’s lower.
C-USA – We had Rice at -8 and the sportsbooks were at -7.5, but those making college football picks lowered the Owls to -6. Let’s see who ends up being correct.
Independents – Often, Navy will give Notre Dame a hard time and we have no qualms with the Midshipmen three points lower than our -17. But with the Fighting Irish having two weeks to prepare for Middies option, they could win by more than expected.
MAC – Eastern Michigan has played better in recent weeks and they have been lowered as home underdogs against one of the main rivals in Central Michigan. However, CMU is playing better and should beat our number of -17.
MWC – We have Colorado State as a two-point larger favorite at San Jose State than the oddsmakers, but no argument since the Spartans have given the Rams troubles.
Pac-12 – We are 100 percent convinced UCLA is receiving too much credit at -6.5 over Arizona. Our view is this is coin flip for the winner.
SEC – Even we agree that Ole Miss at -9 over Auburn seems extreme, nonetheless, the Rebels at -1.5 feels a little too low. Somewhere in the middle sound accurate.
Sun Belt – We have Arkansas State at -13.5 at Idaho with the actual line around -17; however, the exact status of the Idaho starting quarterback is influencing this number.