NCAAF Betting: Top 25 Winners & Losers

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 1, 2020 in

Week 4 of the college football season brought many upsets, surprises, and the return of SEC football. Let’s take a look at some NCAAF teams that were helped by Week 4’s outcomes, and some of the teams that didn’t fare so well so you can make your bets against their College Football odds.

College Football Top 25: Winners and Losers

Winners

Miami Hurricanes

It looks like “The U” is back! After demolishing Florida State 52-10 last weekend, the Hurricanes are 3-0 and have climbed to No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25.

D’Eriq King seems like the piece that Miami has been missing, as the quarterback has sparked the Hurricanes offense. Combine a great offense with a very tough defense, and you have a team that can contend for the national championship.

After an off week, we will get to see how for real the Hurricanes are, as they will travel to Death Valley to take on the No. 1-ranked Clemson Tigers.

Florida Gators

Florida’s offense was very impressive in a 51-35 win over Ole Miss. Quarterback Kyle Trask looks like he’ll be a Heisman contender, as he threw for over 400 yards with six touchdowns. If the defense can step things up, Florida will be a favorite to win the SEC.

Florida moved up to No. 3 in the AP Poll. With Oklahoma losing, and Georgia not playing very well, the Gators were able to move up.

Mississippi State Bulldogs

The 16.5-point underdogs went into Death Valley and picked apart defending national champion LSU. Even though the Tigers had a lot of turnover from last year’s team, nobody expected Mississippi State to handle them like they did.

Mike Leach brought his aerial assault offense to Baton Rouge, as the Bulldogs quarterback KJ Costello threw for 623 yards with five touchdown passes.

Mississippi State went from unranked to 16th. If they can continue to score at an alarming rate, they’ll keep moving up.

Losers

Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma entered the week as the third-ranked team. The 28-point favorite was stunned by Kansas State 38-35 after blowing a 35-14 lead. Both the offense and the defense sputtered late in the game, and Oklahoma once again lost to a team that it shouldn’t lose to.

Oklahoma dropped 15 spots to No. 18 in the AP Poll. The Sooners haven’t been this low in the poll since 2016.

LSU Tigers

With every winner, there has to be a loser. We talked about Mississippi State being a winner, and that makes LSU a loser. The No. 6 team in the country dropped to 20th in this week’s poll thanks to the drubbing by the Bulldogs.

LSU will need to get all of its new players acclimated to SEC play quickly if it wants to stay in the hunt for the SEC title.

Cincinnati Bearcats

How can you beat a ranked team and still not move up in the polls? That’s the question that the Bearcats are asking after they beat the No. 22 Army Black Knights last weekend. The 15th-ranked Bearcats stayed in the same spot in this week’s poll.

The Bearcats have looked impressive early in the season, and they should be earning more respect from the pollsters