Top 25 Betting Recap - Week 5
October 1, 2013
By Mike Rose
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Week 5 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-W vs. Ole Miss 25-0)
That's the closest thing to a complete game that Bama has posted to date.
2: Oregon (W-W vs. Cal 55-16)
Holding down Cal to 16 points was the impressive part of that victory.
3: Clemson (W-W vs. Wake Forest 56-7)
No slips yet for the Tigers, who look good to be unbeaten into the FSU game.
4: Ohio State (W-P vs. Wisconsin 31-24)
The Bucks had no business letting the Badgers hit the backdoor push on Saturday night.
5: Stanford (W-W vs. Washington State 55-17)
This was the first time all year that QB Kevin Hogan and the gang looked really dangerous on both sides of the ball.
6: LSU (L-P vs. Georgia 44-41)
QB Zach Mettenberger did his part. The defense failed miserably Between the Hedges, though.
7: Louisville (Bye)
Louisville is laying five TDs on the road in a conference game next week against Temple.
8: Florida State (W-L vs. Boston College 48-34)
Falling behind 17-3 was no big deal for QB Jameis Winston.
9: Georgia (W-P vs. LSU 44-41)
The 'W' probably gives the Dawgs a clear path to the National Championship Game if they win out.
10: Texas A&M (W-L vs. Arkansas 45-33)
Johnny Football did the job that he needed to do to get the win, but the Aggies still have some major problems on the defensive side of the ball.
11: Oklahoma State (L-L vs. West Virginia 30-21)
And that's why the Big XII stands no chance of competing for the National Championship this year.
12: South Carolina (W-L vs. UCF 28-25)
QB Connor Shaw separated his shoulder and will miss two weeks, but the Gamecocks rallied from a 10-0 halftime deficit in a hostile environment.
13: UCLA (Bye)
QB Brett Hundley was prepping for his mirror image, QB Travis Wilson and the Utes on Thursday.
14: Oklahoma (W-W vs. Notre Dame 35-21)
QB Blake Bell threw for 232 yards and two scores to help beat the Golden Domers in South Bend.
15: Miami (W-W vs. South Florida 49-21)
Like South Florida ever really had a chance...it was 49-7 at the end of three quarters.
16: Washington (W-W vs. Arizona 31-13)
Many expected more points, but the Huskies did the job on defense against Arizona.
17: Northwestern (Bye)
A bye week to prepare for Ohio State has the whole campus in Evanston buzzing.
18: Michigan (Bye)
Few teams needed a bye as badly as Michigan did.
19: Baylor (Bye)
Ho hum. 750 yards and 70 points per game through three games.
20: Florida (W-W vs. Kentucky 24-7)
QB Tyler Murphy wasn't fantastic, but he was good enough to get his first win as a starting quarterback.
21: Ole Miss (L-L vs. Alabama 25-0)
The offense turned the ball over twice via turnovers and three times on downs against the Tide.
22: Notre Dame (L-L vs. Oklahoma 35-21)
And we bid the national runners up last season adieu for the year. There's no way Notre Dame gets back in the BCS bowl picture now.
23: Wisconsin (L-P vs. Ohio State 31-24)
The Wiscy offense did some damage against the Buckeyes late, but this was a game that was never really all that close.
24: Texas Tech (Bye)
Do most even realize that Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury and the gang are 4-0?
25: Fresno State (W-L vs. Hawaii 42-37)
Fresno State was up 42-3 and needed to defend a Hail Mary just to stave off what would have been an absurd embarrassment on the island.