NCAAF Betting: Top 25 Winners & Losers Dec. 17th Edition
While Week 15’s slate of games didn’t look very appealing to the college football fan base, the results of the games changed some minds. We saw a huge upset, a great offensive display, and teams making their final pushes for bowl berths. After last week’s results, there was some movement in the AP Top 25. Let’s see who this week’s winners and losers are so you can set down your bets against their NCAAF odds for the upcoming week of action.
NCAA Football Top 25 Winners & Losers After Week 15
Winner: Coastal Carolina
With another win, the Chanticleers moved up to #9 in this week’s AP Top 25. Coastal Carolina is the first Sun Belt Conference team to be ranked inside the Top 10. They have a date with Louisiana this weekend in the Sun Belt title game. If Cincinnati loses, and the Chanticleers move to 12-0, they could end up with one of the New Year’s Six bowl bids.
Winner: North Carolina
What an offensive display they put on against Miami. In their 62-26 thrashing of Miami, the Tar Heels had 778 total yards of offense, with 554 coming on the ground. Michael Carter rushed for 308 yards with two touchdowns, while Javonte Williams rushed for 236 yards with 3 touchdowns. This performance earned North Carolina the #16 spot in this week’s AP Poll. Even though North Carolina won’t be playing in the ACC Championship game, they should be playing on New Year’s Day.
Winner: San Jose State
The Spartans enter the Top 25 for the first time this season. The 25th-rated Spartans are undefeated and will play for the Mountain West championship. This program has made huge strides, as for many years they were a school that finished near the bottom of the conference standings.
After being dominated by North Carolina, the Hurricanes dropped to #19 in this week’s AP Top 25 Poll. In their two premier games this season, the Hurricanes haven’t been able to get things going. They were blown out by Clemson, and then they allowed the Tar Heels offense to run wild. Manny Diaz has done a great job of building the Miami program back up, but until they get a signature win, the Hurricanes will be a team that will end up at the back end of the Top 25.
Florida was up to #6 and was looking forward to their date with Alabama in the SEC Championship game. All they had to do was beat a battered LSU team. Well, LSU had other plans, and after a personal foul, LSU kicked a game-winning field goal to destroy any hope Florida had of getting into the playoffs. With that loss, Florida dropped to #11 in this week’s rankings. Kyle Trask was also a loser, as his poor performance may have cost him a shot at the Heisman Trophy.
After losing to Iowa, Wisconsin dropped out of the Top 25. After starting the season off well, Wisconsin has been a major disappointment, losing three games in a row, and only scoring a combined 20 points in those three losses. Wisconsin has some work to do going into next season