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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 – bye week
Nick Saban’s crew gets to enjoy a week off after thrashing No. 6 Texas A&M 33-14. The Tide take their 20 game winning streak on the road to LSU next.
No. 2 Michigan at Michigan State
Michigan continues to look like a College Football Playoff team. The Wolverines are 7-0 for the first time since 2006. Michigan heads to East Lansing as big road favorites.
No. 3 Clemson at No. 12 Florida State
This will be a matchup of well-rested teams. Both Clemson and Florida State are coming off bye weeks. The Tigers are small road favorites.
No. 4 Washington at No. 17 Utah
The top rated teams in the Pac-12 square off Saturday when the Huskies travel to take on Utah. Washington is a double-digit road favorite.
No. 5 Louisville at Virginia
Lamar Jackson is average 30 points per game, more than 61 FBS teams. The Heisman favorite is expected to put up big numbers once again vs. Virginia.
No. 6 Ohio State vs. Northwestern
Can the Buckeyes bounce back after a shocking loss to Penn State in Happy Valley? Ohio State must win out and get some help to reach the College Football Playoff. The road to redemption starts with Northwestern on Saturday.
This game features a Pro System trend that is 146-93 (61.1%) against-the-spread, +45.83 units all-time.
No. 7 Nebraska at No. 11 Wisconsin
Is Nebraska for real? We are about to find out as the Cornhuskers have back-to-back games against ranked opponents. Nebraska will be an underdog in both games.
No. 8 Baylor at Texas
The Bears have had it pretty easy the last four weeks: Iowa State, bye, Kansas, bye. The schedule ratchets up with a road trip to Austin. Baylor is a small favorite.
No. 9 Texas A&M vs. New Mexico State
New Mexico State, good for what ails you. After posting season lows in several offensive categories against Alabama, A&M will take out some frustration against the lowly Aggies from Las Cruces.
No. 10 West Virginia at Oklahoma State
WVU is undefeated and off to its best start since 2006 when the team won seven in a row. A tough road test against Oklahoma State awaits the Mountaineers. West Virginia is a small favorite vs. the Cowboys.
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We got a Pro System trend that is 177-137 (56.4%) ATS, +31.97 units.