NCAAF Betting: Top 25 Winners & Losers Nov. 12th Edition
Week 10 of the College Football season brought on a lot of change among the top of the college football rankings. Notre Dame defeated Clemson, Florida defeated Georgia, Texas A&M kept on winning, and the Cincinnati Bearcats kept making their case to be considered for a playoff spot. Let’s analyze this week’s AP Top 25 and see who the winners and losers are so you can continue betting against their NCAAF odds.
NCAA Football Top 25 Winners & Losers After Week 10
Winner: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
How can Notre Dame not be a winner? With their defeat of #1 Clemson, the Irish move up to #2 in this week’s poll. Although they’re behind Alabama, they still sit in a great spot to make the playoffs.
Clemson had won 39 straight regular-season games before traveling to South Bend. Although Trevor Lawrence didn’t play for Clemson, this was still a signature win for Notre Dame. The Irish and the Tigers will likely meet again in the ACC Championship game.
Winner: Indiana Hoosiers
With their big victory over Michigan, the Hoosiers moved up to #10 in the poll. Many figured that Indiana’s last-second victory over Penn State was a fluke and that once they ran into some of the big boys in the Big 10, that they would be humbled.
Well, the Hoosiers had other plans as they dismantled Jim Harbaugh’s crew.
Winner: Liberty Flames
After defeating Virginia Tech, the Flames moved up to #22. Hugh Freeze has brought his up-tempo offense to Liberty and has some great victories.
Liberty is now on the radars of many and is gaining some national recognition. Although Liberty is a winner in the poll, they may end up being a loser in the long run, as many big-name programs could be willing to give Hugh Freeze a second chance at coaching at a major program.
Loser: Georgia Bulldogs
After losing to Florida, Georgia dropped to No. 12 in the latest poll. Georgia’s defense didn’t play well, and Kyle Trask and the Florida offense took advantage of it. Georgia’s defense wasn’t the main issue, though.
Georgia’s lack of getting big-time quarterbacks to stay in their program came to light on Saturday. If Kirby Smart wants to keep Georgia at the top of the SEC, he’ll need to be able to develop quarterbacks.
Loser: Michigan Wolverines
After last weekend’s loss to the Indiana Hoosiers, many are calling for Jim Harbaugh to lose his job. Harbaugh was brought to Michigan to take the historic program back to the top of the Big 10. Harbaugh is a “Michigan Man,” and many felt that he was a great hire.
After starting the season at 1-2, something has to change. Michigan’s defense has been abysmal, and the offense hasn’t been able to move the ball. Michigan is now out of the Top 25 and probably won’t get back in this season.
Loser: Clemson Tigers
It’s hard to put them in this category, as they only dropped to #4 in the AP Poll and will more than likely have a shot to play Notre Dame again in the ACC title game. Even without Trevor Lawrence, the Tigers played a magnificent game.
Even with this one loss, they’ll rebound well and come back with a vengeance. They’re a loser for now, but things will probably turn out just fine for Clemson.