NCAAF Betting: Top 25 Winners & Losers Analysis
Week 6 of the college football season is in the books. We’ve learned a few things early on this season. We’ve learned that the Big 12 is not as strong as it has been in the past, and we’ve found out that the SEC is once again the cream of the crop once again. The Power 5 conferences also need a lot of things to fall their way if they want to be in the national championship conversation. Let’s take a look at this week’s winners and losers in the Top 25 so you can go ahead and make your bets against their College Football odds.
NCAA Football Top 25 Winners and Losers to Date
Winner: Oklahoma State
After their drubbing of Kansas, the Oklahoma State Cowboys have moved up to No. 10 in the Associated Press Top 25. The way things look now, the Cowboys are the only hope for the Big 12 to have someone in the College Football Playoff.
Oklahoma State has yet to play any of the top teams in the Big 12, but as of now, it is sitting on top. The Cowboys have this week off, then have a date with the Baylor Bears.
Winner: North Carolina
The Tar Heels have lived dangerously, but they’re still undefeated. With their tight victory over Boston College, North Carolina moved up to No. 8 in the poll. With the top two teams in the ACC playing this weekend when Miami travels to Clemson, North Carolina has the opportunity to move into the top two in the league standings.
A date with a tough Virginia Tech team stands in the way of the Tar Heels being in the ACC’s top tier.
Many thought that BYU would have a tough time with an always dangerous Louisiana Tech team, but the Cougars steamrolled Tech. BYU moved up to 15th in the poll, and it has a relatively soft schedule moving forward.
If they keep on winning, the Cougars could be in contention for a shot at CFP.
Loser: Mississippi State
One week after upsetting the defending national champions, Mississippi State was responsible for breaking Arkansas’s 20-game SEC losing streak. Just when many people thought that Mike Leach could wreak havoc in the SEC, the Bulldogs laid an egg. With that loss, Mississippi State dropped out of the AP poll.
Oklahoma has started the season 0-2. With their loss to Iowa State on Saturday, not only did the Sooners drop out of the AP Top 25, but they fell to the bottom of the Big 12 standings.
Oklahoma’s defense has been awful thus far. If Oklahoma wants to get back in the conference race, it will need to beat Texas in the Red River Rivalry game this weekend.
Loser: Texas A&M
We wonder if the Aggies are regretting giving such a huge contract to Jimbo Fisher. Under Fisher, the Aggies have yet to become the national powerhouse that many thought they would become.
After last week’s annihilation at the hands of the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Aggies dropped to 21st in the AP Poll. If it doesn’t right the ship quickly, Texas A&M will find itself on the outside looking in.