NCAAF Betting: Top 25 Winners & Losers Oct. 22nd Edition
In Week 7 of the college football season, we saw the top two teams in the country reassure everyone that they are indeed at the top of the mountain. Clemson dominated Georgia Tech, and Alabama beat what many considered to be the second-best team in the SEC, Georgia, without much of a fight.
We also found out the truth about many other teams, as we saw that some may have been overrated, and others should be ranked higher. Let’s take a look at the winners and losers from last week’s action, and see how their games affected their AP Top 25 rankings so you can get ready for the upcoming week and make your bets against their NCAAF odds.
NCAA Football Top 25 Winners & Losers After Week 7
Winner: Texas A&M
Although it has already shown that Alabama is a few steps ahead of it, Texas A&M continued with its winning ways. Jimbo Fisher’s squad moved to 3-1 on the season and jumped to No. 7 in the AP poll after its victory over Mississippi State on Saturday. If the Aggies can continue to win games in the SEC, they still have an outside chance at a playoff spot.
Winner: North Carolina State
The Wolfpack are at No. 20 in this week’s poll after beating Duke. They’ve played well up to this point, but Saturday’s victory dealt them a huge blow, as starting quarterback Devin Leary will be out for four to eight weeks. They still have some tough games against Miami and North Carolina ahead, but if they can play well in those, the Wolfpack can keep on moving up.
Winner: Coastal Carolina
Did we ever think that we’d see Coastal Carolina in the Top 25? Well, they’re here now, and they could keep moving up.
Sitting undefeated and at No. 25 in the AP poll this week, the Chanticleers are taking the Sun Belt Conference by storm. With a powerful offense, they could go through the season undefeated and possibly play in one of the top bowl games.
The Auburn Tigers looked lost in a loss at South Carolina on Saturday. Bo Nix and the offense look confused, and they’ve been unable to move the ball. Auburn has now dropped out of the Top 25, and it may be very hard for it to get back in, as the Tigers still have games with Texas A&M and Alabama.
Loser: North Carolina
After losing to a much-maligned Florida State team, the Tar Heels dropped from No. 5 to No. 13 in this week’s poll. North Carolina didn’t show up to play on Saturday, as the Seminoles had them down 31-7 at one point. North Carolina still has some tough games ahead of it, so if it doesn’t figure things out quickly, Mack Brown’s squad could be on the outside looking in.
Just when many thought that Jeremy Pruitt’s program had turned the corner, the Volunteers have played poorly for two straight weeks and dropped out of the poll. Tennessee was dominated at home by Kentucky, as the Wildcats moved the ball at will.
Tennessee has a ton of offensive issues, and if those don’t get fixed soon, the Vols could once again be sitting at the bottom of the SEC.