NCAAF Betting: Top 25 Winners & Losers Oct. 15th Edition

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 15, 2020 in

After Week 6 of the college football season, we have figured out that there’s a significant gap between the top teams in the country and those who think they’re in the top tier. Clemson, Georgia, and Alabama have seemed to separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

Since Ohio State has yet to play a down, we can’t really put the Buckeyes in this conversation as of yet. With Georgia playing Alabama on Saturday, we’ll see who’s the best team in the SEC at this point in the season. Let’s take a look at what teams moved up in the AP Top 25 and what teams moved down so you can place your bets against their NCAAF odds.

Top 25 Winners and Losers on College Football To Date

Winner: Texas A&M

The Aggies moved up to No. 11 after their upset victory over the Florida Gators. Many had been questioning whether or not Jimbo Fisher was the right hire, as, before the win over Florida, the Aggies had yet to have a signature win in the Fisher era.

Although they beat Florida, we’re still not sure how good the Aggies are. We’ll see in the upcoming weeks.

Winner: Cincinnati

Cincinnati is now starting to get some love from the pollsters, having moved up to No. 8. The Bearcats will need some luck to get into the playoff picture, though.

Since they’re not a Power 5 school, the pollsters won’t give them the respect that they deserve. Since the Big 12 has all but written itself out of the playoff picture, the Bearcats could catch a huge break.

Winner: North Carolina

Mack Brown has turned this program around. Now up to No. 5 in the country, the Tar Heels are making some noise.

North Carolina had a huge victory over Virginia Tech, though Tech was missing numerous players due to positive COVID-19 tests. The Heels offense finally came to life and looked like the group that many had been waiting for.

Loser: Miami

The Hurricanes were manhandled by the superior talent of Clemson. In dropping to No. 13 in this week’s poll, Miami was shown that there’s still a significant gap in talent between itself and Clemson.

Miami’s offense had been a strong unit early in the season, but Clemson’s defense totally dominated D’Eriq King and company. Miami still has a long way to go before it is back to the Jimmy Johnson/Dennis Erickson era.

Loser: Florida

We need to call them Floria, as there is no “d” in the Florida Gators. Florida’s defense has been absolutely atrocious this season. This week’s No. 10 in the AP Poll can still win the SEC East, but they’ll have to get through the Georgia Bulldogs to do so.

Unless they can get their defensive issues fixed, things could get rough for the Gators.

Loser: LSU

What has happened to the defending national champions? The unranked Tigers were expecting to have a drop off from last season, but they weren’t expecting to fall as far as they have.

They’ve already lost to Mississippi State and Missouri, and they have yet to play Alabama, Florida, and Texas A&M. Things could get really bad in Baton Rouge.