College Football Betting Trends - Week 11 Matchups
Alabama was idle last week and held onto the No. 1 spot in the BCS rankings, but Florida State moved back to No. 2 after dismantling then-No. 7 Miami 41-14 this past Saturday night as a 21.5-point home favorite. This means the Oregon once again falls to No. 3 with Ohio State ranked fourth and Stanford rounding out the current top five.
Hold onto your hats as there could be a major shake-up in the works with the BCS rankings in light of a couple of huge showdowns on this week’s college football slate. The action kicks off early in Week 11 with two games featuring ranked opponents on Thursday night. First, No. 10 Oklahoma will be on the road against No. 6 Baylor in a Big 12 tilt that could have major implications on this season’s conference title. The Sooners head to Floyd Casey Stadium with a 7-1 straight-up record overall and a 4-1 record in conference play. The Bears are still undefeated on the year at 7-0 that includes a perfect 4-0 record in the Big 12. This has them a game behind 5-0 Texas in the standings. Baylor has been opened by 5Dimes as a 14.5-point home favorite against Oklahoma with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. (ET).
Later that night, Oregon will make the trip south to Palo Alto to face Pac-12 North Division rival Stanford in a game that will not only decide half of the conference title game, but possibly half of the BCS title game depending on the outcome. The Ducks come into this matchup looking for revenge after last season’s 17-14 loss in overtime to the Cardinal as 18.5-point home favorites cost them a shot at the national championship. Oregon has been opened as a 10.5-point favorite on the road this time around. The kickoff for this conference clash has been set for 9 p.m.
The Crimson Tide has held onto the top spot in every major poll from Day 1 with a perfect 8-0 SU record through the first 10 weeks of the season. That record will be put to the test this upcoming Saturday night when they play host to No.13 LSU as 11.5-point favorites in an 8 p.m. start. The Tigers are 7-2 on the year with losses to Georgia and Mississippi in conference play. LSU would still be a game back in the SEC West standings even with a win; however they are well aware of the fact that they can probably end their bitter rival’s national title run by pulling off an upset.
There are no other matchups between ranked teams on the schedule and the only other game with a top five team involves Florida State. No. 4 Ohio State is off until next week after pummeling Purdue 56-0 this past Saturday as a 31.5-point road favorite. The Seminoles will try and extend their current winning streak this season to nine games as 35-point road favorites against 4-5 Wake Forest.
Looking at some teams in the top 10, No. 7 Clemson is also off this week after hammering Virginia 59-10 as a 17.5-point road favorite this past Saturday. No. 8 Missouri will try and follow-up a 31-3 victory over Tennessee as an 11-point home favorites with another SEC victory this Saturday against Kentucky as a 14-point favorite on the road. The Tigers are currently leading the SEC East Division at 4-1. Another SEC Tigers’ team that has made a surprising climb up the BCS rankings is Auburn at No. 9. This Saturday they will face the Volunteers as 7.5-point road favorites.