NCAAF Betting: Power Rankings After Week 6 Matches

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 11, 2021 in

After a wild weekend of college football action, it’s time to unveil this week’s power rankings. For the first time in a long time, there will be a new team sitting atop the rankings. There is also a lot of movement in the top five. Let’s take a look at this week’s rankings so you can keep betting against the NCAAF odds.

NCAA Football Power Rankings Betting Picks for Week 7

1. Georgia Bulldogs

The top spot is no longer occupied by the Alabama Crimson Tide. After losing at Texas A&M, combined with Georgia’s win at Auburn, the Bulldogs now claim the top spot in our rankings. Georgia had a lot of lesser-known players step up on Saturday. While the offense may not be glamorous, it gets the job done. Stetson Bennett has done a great job since taking over for JT Daniels. He’s not the flashiest quarterback, but he takes care of the ball and makes good decisions. The Georgia defense is still dominant, and it will be hard for anyone to put up too many points on this squad.

2. Iowa Hawkeyes

This wasn’t the Big 10 team that people expected to see in this spot prior to the season. All eyes were on Ohio State, but after their loss to Oregon, the Buckeyes dropped out of the Top 5. With Iowa’s come-from-behind victory over #4 Penn State, they moved up to #2 this week. Iowa’s defense had a rough start, but they bounced back and ended the game with four interceptions. The Hawkeye defense currently leads the nation in interceptions. If Iowa can stay consistent on offense, they’ll be awaiting a date with either Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, or Michigan State in the Big 10 Championship game.

3. Cincinnati Bearcats

The Bearcats avoided a letdown after last week’s big victory over Notre Dame, and crushed the Temple Owls. If all goes as planned, the Bearcats will more than likely go undefeated this season. With their toughest games behind them, Cincinnati knows that they can’t afford to slip up. If they do go undefeated, their fate is in the hands of the Playoff Committee. A Group of Five school has never made the playoffs, but Cincinnati hopes to change that this season.

4. Alabama Crimson Tide

We’re not sure what happened to Alabama’s defense on Saturday night, as Texas A&M was able to move the ball at will. We knew that it could be done because Florida showed everyone that they could be scored upon, but after two straight losses, we didn’t think that Texas A&M would be the team to beat Alabama. This was Alabama’s first loss to an unranked team since 2007. Alabama still has shot at getting into the playoffs. Even if they were to make it to the SEC Championship game and lost, they could still get in with two losses. 

5. Oklahoma Sooners

They seem to make winning difficult this season. After the benching of Spencer Rattler and a huge comeback, the Sooners beat Texas on Saturday. Lincoln Riley could have a quarterback controversy on his hands, as freshman Caleb Williams looked tremendous in relief of Rattler. We’ll see how this all turns out, but we do know that the Oklahoma offense finally broke out of its slump, and that’s not a good thing for the Big 12.