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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. No. 9 Tennessee
The Crimson Tide are favored by 13 points on the road. The majority of the bets are on Alabama to cover.
No. 2 Ohio State at No. 8 Wisconsin
Ohio State is a 10.5 point favorite in Madison.
No. 3 Clemson vs. N.C. State
Could this be a trap game for Clemson? The Tigers face No. 14 Florida State in Tallahassee next week.
No. 4 Michigan – bye week
The Wolverines just routed Rutgers 78-0. Michigan is on a bye this week but will return to action against Illinois. Jim Harbaugh’s team will be prohibitive favorites in each game until a late November matchup with Ohio State.
No. 5 Washington – bye week
The Huskies snapped a 12-game losing streak to Oregon last week. Now Washington will enjoy a bye week before playing Oregon State.
No. 6 Texas A&M – bye week
A&M passed another big test with a win over Tennessee. The Aggies get a week to prepare for a showdown with No. 1 Alabama.
No. 7 Louisville vs. Duke
Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals have had a week to recover after losing to Clemson. The team looks to rebound with a win against Duke.
No. 8 Wisconsin vs. No. 2 Ohio State
This is the third of three straight games for Wisconsin against Big Ten teams ranked in the top 10 of the AP Poll.
No. 9 Tennessee vs. No. 1 Alabama
The Vols lost to A&M on the road last week, a win at home over Alabama catapults Tennessee back into the College Football Playoff conversation.
No. 10 Nebraska at Indiana
Nebraska hasn’t been ranked in the top 10 since 2011.