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Top College Football Games Of The Weekend (Oct. 15th)

Written by on October 15, 2016

Now that we’re reaching the middle of the NCAA football season, some teams are solidifying their position as College Football Playoff contenders (such as Alabama, Ohio State, and Clemson). Others are making their claim as Top-5 programs who should have a shot at that final slot in the semifinals (Washington, Wisconsin, Texas A&M and the like), while still others are just trying to get to one of the top-tier bowls while seeing that their playoff dreams have come to an end (such as Oklahoma and Michigan State). Take a look at some of the top college football betting matchups this weekend.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Top College Football Games Of The Weekend (Oct. 15th)


#1 Alabama at #9 Tennessee (3:30pm ET Saturday, CBS)

Did you know that Alabama Crimson Tide has beaten Tennessee nine straight times? A lot of people think that Alabama will make this ten straight pretty easily, especially after Tennessee coughed the ball up seven times in their loss to Texas A&M last week. However, if you saw that dramatic Volunteer comeback, you know that pinning the Vols down with a loss poses a major challenge for most teams. Tennessee is banged up, but they get the Tide at home, and it is hard to fight a wounded animal. Expect this to be a dogfight from start to finish.

#2 Ohio State at #8 Wisconsin (8pm ET Saturday, ABC)

Ohio State has yet to face a real test this year. Yes, they did beat Oklahoma on the road, but Houston beat Oklahoma — and you saw what Navy did to Houston. The Buckeyes have won all of their games by at least 21 points, but they face a defense in Madison this week that has already taken down Michigan State and LSU, and the Badgers are ready for another upset this week after Michigan was able to eke out a win last week. Wisconsin already has one major win over a then-top 5 program this year, when they took down LSU in Week 1, so expect the Buckeyes to have to fight for every inch this Saturday.

Stanford at Notre Dame (7:30pm ET Saturday, NBC)

When these teams met last year, they were both top-10 programs, as Notre Dame sat at 10-1 and Stanford sat at 9-2. The Stanford Cardinal prevailed by two, knocking Notre Dame out of the College Football Playoff conversation. This year, the two teams both limp in, as Stanford has lost their last two games by a combined total of 86-22, and Notre Dame has already lost to three iffy programs this year in Texas, Duke and North Carolina State. This rivalry usually brings out the best in both teams, though, so expect a tense and tough game.