NCAAF Betting: Power Rankings After Week 4 Matches
Week 4 of the college football season is in the books, and the powerhouses at the top of the rankings had fairly easy weeks.
With most of the teams now heading into a stretch where they play conference games, we could see some of the top teams move up or down in the next few weeks. Here are the top six teams in our power rankings after Week 4 of the season so you can keep placing your bets against the NCAAF odds.
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1. Alabama Crimson Tide
After surviving a scare from Florida last week, the Crimson Tide had an easy one this week, as they disposed of Southern Miss. Alabama’s offense scored six touchdowns in the first half, and they cruised the rest of the way.
Alabama will face a very tough offense next week when they play old friend Lane Kiffin and his Ole Miss Rebels. Bryce Young has looked like the real deal early in the season. We’ll see how he holds up when the competition gets a little stiffer.
2. Georgia Bulldogs
Georgia had an early morning tussle with the Vanderbilt Commodores, but it was an easy day for the Dogs, as Georgia dominated Vandy by a score of 62-0.
Georgia’s defense looks like they could be an NFL defense, as midway through the fourth quarter, Vanderbilt had only mustered 62 yards of total offense. All signs point to Georgia and Alabama meeting up in the SEC title game, with another possible matchup in the playoffs.
3. Oregon Ducks
The Ducks beat a rebuilding Arizona team 41-19 on Saturday night. With the rest of the Pac 12 looking like they’re a step behind, the conference is Oregon’s for the taking.
Oregon star Kayvon Thibodeaux left the game with another injury. If Oregon wants to make a serious run at a National Championship, they’ll need Thibodeaux to be healthy.
4. Cincinnati Bearcats
Cincinnati had the week off to prepare for maybe the biggest game in their program’s history. Next week, it’s put up or shut up time for the Bearcats as they travel to South Bend to take on the undefeated Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
If Cincinnati can leave there with a victory, it could be enough to put them into serious contention for a playoff spot.
5. Arkansas Razorbacks
It has been a great couple of weeks for Sam Pittman and his Razorbacks. After dominating Texas two weeks ago, the Razorbacks went to “Jerry World” and beat Texas A&M.
Many thought that this could be the year that Jimbo Fisher’s squad could take down Alabama. Arkansas has a tough schedule ahead of them, but they have shown that they are ready to take the next step.
6. Penn State
After beating Wisconsin and Auburn, the Nittany Lions are ready to challenge for a Big 10 title. Penn State had some issues with Villanova, but they walked away with a 38-17 victory.
Penn State still has some tough Big 10 battles ahead, but James Franklin’s squad has shown that they have what it takes to contend for the conference title.