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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. 6 Texas A&M
Alabama has played three ranked opponents this season and won on average by 30 points. The Aggies come to Tuscaloosa as 16.5 point underdogs.
No. 2 Ohio State at Penn State
After a tough win over Wisconsin the Buckeyes go on the road against Penn State. Ohio State is a 20 point favorite in Happy Valley.
No. 3 Michigan vs. Illinois
The Wolverines are off a bye. Michigan embarrassed Rutgers two weeks ago, Illinois (35 point road underdogs) will try to avoid the same fate.
No. 4 Clemson – bye
The Tigers were lucky to survive N.C. State. Clemson is on a bye before a big showdown with No. 13 Florida State.
No. 5 Washington vs. Oregon State
Washington is coming off a bye week. With extra rest, Chris Petersen’s teams have gone 24-14 ATS. The Huskies are 33.5 point favorites at home.
No. 6 Texas A&M at No. Alabama
The Aggies got an extra week to prepare for their meeting with No. 1 Alabama. Texas A&M is 7-13 ATS vs. ranked SEC opponents.
No. 7 Louisville vs. N.C. State
Louisville won a tight one against Duke last week. With the Wolfpack almost upsetting Clemson the Cardinals (18 point favorites) won’t look past N.C. State.
No. 8 Nebraska vs. Purdue
Nebraska is undefeated, bowl eligible and gets an easy matchup against the Boilermakers. Purdue just fired its head coach.
No. 9 Baylor – bye
The Bears are on a bye this week, one could claim they were last week as well with a game scheduled against Kansas (won 49-7). Seth Russell and company head to Austin next for a matchup against Texas.
No. 10 Wisconsin at Iowa
After games against Michigan and Ohio State the Badgers could use a breather but a challenging trip to Iowa waits.
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