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Each week we will provide trends for the top ten teams in college football. Some trends will be team specific and others situational. Our database goes back to 2005, the trends include all games in that time frame unless otherwise mentioned.
No. 1 Alabama at No. 19 Ole Miss
Alabama has lost two straight to Mississippi but the Tide are 9.5 point favorites in Oxford.
No. 2 Florida State at No. 10 Louisville
This is the first top 10 matchup of the season. The Noles (-3) have beat Louisville in both meetings since the Cardinals joined the ACC.
No. 3 Ohio State at No. 14 Oklahoma
After two games against lessor competition, Ohio State (-2.5) gets a primetime showdown against the Sooners with major playoff implications.
No. 4 Michigan vs. Colorado
The Wolverines are expected to roll as the oddsmakers have Michigan favored by 20.5 points over the Buffaloes.
No. 5 Clemson vs. South Carolina State
Clemson has been less than impressive in two games this season. There is currently no line for this game but the Tigers will be expected to blowout the Bulldogs.
No. 6 Houston at Cincinnati
The best team from the Group of 5, Houston (-7.5) will need to take care of business on the road against Cincinnati to stay in the playoff hunt.
No. 7 Stanford vs. USC
The Cardinal have won three of the last four Pac-12 titles. A win against USC would put Stanford (-8.5) in the driver seat for another conference championship.
No. 8 Washington vs. Portland State
This will be the third straight game against a cupcake opponent. We won’t find out how real the Huskies are until they begin Pac-12 play next week.
No. 9 Wisconsin vs. Georgia State
Wisconsin is favored by 34 points on Saturday but can they cover?
No. 10 Louisville vs. No. 2 Florida State
Lamar Jackson set an ACC-record with 610 yards from scrimmage in Louisville’s win over Syracuse. Can the sophomore quarterback move the ball against a stout Florida State defense?