NCAAF Betting: Top 25 Winners & Losers Nov. 20th Edition
Week 11 of the college football season had lots of unique situations. Many games were canceled due to complications caused by COVID-19, there were no matchups between ranked teams, and three of the top four teams were not in action.
With many ranked teams either not in action or earning easy victories, there wasn’t a lot of change in this week’s AP Top 25 poll. Let’s take a look at which teams moved up in the poll and which teams went the opposite way so you can set down your bets against their NCAAF odds.
NCAA Football Top 25 Winners & Losers After Week 11
Winner: Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Tulsa enters this week’s AP Poll at No. 25. The Golden Hurricane had been flying under the radar this season, but now they’re gaining some well-deserved recognition.
After coming back and defeating a good SMU team, Tulsa is making a name for itself. The Golden Hurricane have a very good defense, and they will have to stay good, as they have some very tough matchups coming up, including one with the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Winner: Wisconsin Badgers
After the Badgers embarrassed Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Big House, they moved up to No. 10 in this week’s poll. Paul Chryst’s crew has looked good on both sides of the ball and have been extremely impressive on defense.
Wisconsin looks like one of the top teams in the Big Ten and should represent the Big Ten West in the conference title game. We could see a matchup between the Badgers and the Ohio State Buckeyes in that one.
Winner: Northwestern Wildcats
Pat Fitzgerald’s crew moved up to 19th in the poll after a win over a tough Purdue squad. Northwestern is exceeding expectations and will have some tough games ahead of it. The Wildcats have a date with Wisconsin this weekend, so we’ll see how good the team truly is.
Loser: Miami Hurricanes
Even though they won shorthanded last weekend against Virginia Tech, the Hurricanes dropped to No. 12 in this week’s poll. Miami had 13 players out and nearly didn’t play. The Hurricanes have the chance to run through the rest of their schedule unscathed, so they could possibly finish with a 10-1 record.
Loser: Florida Gators
How can Florida be a loser after an impressive victory over Arkansas? Well, the Gators are still at No. 6 this week, and unless someone ahead of them loses, they’re probably stuck at 6.
With Texas A&M ahead of them at No. 5, and the Aggies owning a victory over the Gators, it’s going to be awfully tough for Florida to move up in the poll. Florida is setting things up for a date with the Crimson Tide in the SEC title game, and beating Alabama would be its ticket to move up in the poll.
Loser: North Carolina
After a record-setting offensive performance in a win against Wake Forest, the Tar Heels still can’t crack the Top 25. They’ll have their chances to get back into the poll, as they still have dates with Miami and Notre Dame. If North Carolina’s defense would step up, it would be a very dangerous team.