Sports Betting: College Football Roundup – Top Teams Stay Perfect

Alabama Crimson Tide players running into field

Monday, November 7, 2016 6:08 PM GMT

The college football season is headed into the three-quarter pole and below we discuss all the action from las week with a view towards our college football picks for week 11.

 

Top 25 - Biggest Losers

There was no bigger loser in college football this weekend than Texas A&M. The Aggies, installed by the college football odds makers as 11-point road chalk, traveled to Mississippi State and fell to the Bulldogs 35-28. The good news for A&M fans is that their beloved Aggies will be competing in a bowl this season but the bad news is it won’t be one associated with the College Football Playoff.

Texas A&M had a tenuous grip on the No. 4 spot in the nation headed into last weekend’s SEC tilt with Mississippi State but with the loss, their second of the season, the Aggies have fallen to No. 10 in the country. Regardless of what they do in their next three games (home dates against Ole Miss, Texas-San Antonio, and LSU) it won’t be enough to earn an invitation into college football’s Final Four.

The Florida Gators also fell a few rungs from their No. 11 perch when they suffered a 31-10 setback to Arkansas. Losing to the gritty Razorbacks in Arkansas was not entirely shocking as the Gators were listed as just 3 ½ point road favorites. However, the three-touchdown margin of victory was certainly surprising and that will cost Florida in the rankings.

There was no more embarrassing loss endured by a top 25 team last week than Baylor’s 66-22 defeat at the hands of the TCU Horned Frogs. But that startling loss paled in comparison to the “blackout” staged by Bears’ fans. In an orchestrated protest, many fans wore black T-shirts with the hashtag #CAB. The CAB stands for Coach Art Briles who was fired last may in the wake of the university sexual assault scandal. The current head coach Jim Grobe stated that the university administration should cancel the rest of the season based on the fans “deliberate and calculated cruelty”. After Saturday’s abysmal performance, Grobe may have already decided to take that step.

 

CFP Contenders

If you included top-ranked Alabama in your college football picks on Saturday over SEC rival LSU, then you covered the seven-point impost but it wasn’t easy. The Tide offense didn’t exactly roll but their defense once again won the day in their 10-0 blanking of the 13th ranked Tigers and kept their undefeated streak alive.

Second-ranked Clemson third-ranked Michigan and fifth-ranked Washington all crushed their opponents and maintained their perfect records. The Huskies claimed A&M’s spot as the No. 4 ranked team in the country headed into this weekend's’ clash with USC.

 

College Football Top 10

1. Alabama: 9-0 

2. Clemson: 9-0                 

3. Michigan: 9-0     

4. Texas A&M: 7-2                                 

5. Washington: 9-0   

6. Ohio State: 8-1                

7. Louisville: 8-1                                   

8. Wisconsin: 7-2      

9. Auburn: 7-2                  

10. Nebraska: 7-2      

 

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