Top 25 Betting Recap - Week 3
September 16, 2013
By Mike Rose
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Week 3 of the 2013 NCAA football betting season is in the books, and today, we're going to be taking a look at each of the Top 25 teams in the land and see how they did from an ATS perspective in this go around this past week.
(Results in parentheses represent SU Result-ATS Result)
1: Alabama (W-L vs. Texas A&M 49-42)
The Tide won last week, but they won't be happy about allowing over 500 yards and 42 points to Johnny Football whom they let in through the backdoor.
2: Oregon (W-W vs. Tennessee 59-14)
If Marcus Mariota wasn't a Heisman candidate before, he is now after throwing for 456 yards and four scores.
3: Clemson (Bye)
Up next is the dreaded "should win road game" against NC State.
4: Ohio State (W-W vs. California 52-34)
Kenny Guiton has proven to absolutely be a suitable replacement for the injured Braxton Miller.
5: Stanford (W-L vs. Army 34-20)
The Cadets ended with far more points than the Cardinal would have preferred to allow.
6: Texas A&M (L-W vs. Alabama 49-42)
A&M's National Championship hopes took a shot, but remain alive after a close loss to Bama.
7: Louisville Cardinals (W-W vs. Kentucky 27-13)
It was the first time that the Cards looked almost human this year.
8: LSU (W-L vs. Kent State 45-13)
LSU now has 37 or more scored in three straight games.
9: Georgia (Bye)
The Bulldogs earned this bye after playing Clemson and South Carolina to start off the season.
10: Florida State (W-W vs. Nevada 62-7)
You wouldn't know that FSU was losing in the second quarter. The Noles rolled off 31 unanswered in the third quarter alone.
11: Michigan (W-L vs. Akron 28-24)
First App State and now almost Akron. The Wolverines need to stop scheduling horrid opponents to come to the Big House.
12: Oklahoma State (W-W vs. Lamar 59-3)
Getting 426 yards almost seems like slacking for Okie State.
13: South Carolina (W-L vs. Vanderbilt 35-25)
The Gamecocks were up 28-0 and 35-10 and nearly were in a dog fight in the fourth.
14: Oklahoma (W-W vs. Tulsa 51-20)
Quarterback controversy is no more in Norman. This is Blake Bell's team for the foreseeable future.
15: Miami (Bye)
They're still partying in South Beach over the Canes' win two weeks ago over Florida.
16: UCLA (W-W vs. Nebraska 41-21)
After getting out to a wretched start, the Bruins rolled off 38 straight to stun the Huskers.
17: Northwestern (W-L vs. Western Michigan 38-17)
Very quietly, Northwestern is 3-0 and has scored 38+ in three games to start the campaign.
18: Florida (Bye)
If Will Muschamp loses this week to Tennessee, is he on the hot seat?
19: Washington (W-L vs. Illinois 34-24)
Keith Price threw for 342 and Bishop Sankey ran for 208, but the Huskies still couldn't cover -11 against a team that only completed 10-of-26 passes.
20: Wisconsin (L-W vs. Arizona State 32-30)
Next time, worry about spiking the ball, Joel Stave.
21: Notre Dame (W-L vs. Purdue 31-24)
Whew. Almost a second straight disaster against a Big Ten team for the Fighting Irish.
22: Baylor (Bye)
The Air Bear took the week off last week.
23: Nebraska (L-L vs. UCLA 41-21)
That 21-3 lead sure went away in a hurry. The Black Shirts have a lot of work to do in the Big Ten.
24: TCU (L-L vs. Texas Tech 20-10)
There's a real chance that TCU goes from Top 25 to not making a bowl game this year.
25: Ole Miss (W-W vs. Texas 44-23)
Think Texas has some defensive problems? Ole Miss rolled off 272 on the ground to stun Mack and the Longhorn nation.