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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 vs. Kent State
After a wild comeback against Ole Miss, Alabama gets a week to regroup against Kent State before SEC play resumes.
No. 2 Ohio State – bye week
Ohio State has a bye before hosting Rutgers. Urban Meyer has won 14 in a row coming off a bye and is 10-4 ATS in those games.
No. 3 Louisville at Marshall
Louisville has lost four straight to Marshall. What are the odds the Herd make it five in a row?
No. 4 Michigan vs. Penn State
The Wolverines will play their fourth of five straight games at home against Penn State in their conference opener. Michigan hasn’t won the Big Ten since 2004.
No. 5 Clemson at Georgia Tech
Trap game! Will Clemson get caught looking ahead to next week’s showdown with No. 3 Louisville?
No. 6 Houston at Texas State
#HTownTakeover. Houston looks to stay undefeated and keep its playoff hopes alive with an easy game against Texas State.
No. 7 Stanford at UCLA
North vs. South – could this be a Pac-12 title game preview?
No. 8 Michigan State vs. No. 11 Wisconsin
A top 25 matchup with playoff implications, which ground and pound team will come out on top?
No. 9 Washington at Arizona
After feasting on cupcakes we find out if Washington is legit. Pac-12 play begins Saturday with a trip to Tucson.
No. 10 Texas A&M vs. No. 17 Arkansas
The Aggies are off to another hot start, can they keep it going against the Hogs?