Top 25 Betting Recap - Week 7
October 14, 2013
By Mike Rose
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Week 7 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 fared from an ATS perspective in this go around this past week.
(Results in parentheses represent SU Result-ATS Result)
1: Alabama (W-W vs. Kentucky 48-7)
Bama has now put up two straight great games, and it is starting to look like that game against LSU is the only one that could prove problematic this year.
2: Oregon (W-W vs. Washington 45-24)
The offense was slow at the start, but the Ducks got the job done to seize control of the Pac-12 North.
3: Clemson (W-L vs. Boston College 24-14)
The Tigers were pushed right off the bat, but they scored 14 in the fourth to avoid the upset against BC on the eve of the FSU game.
4: Ohio State (Bye)
In a week of carnage, the Buckeyes were off, and they have to be happy about that.
5: Stanford (L-L vs. Utah 27-21)
The Cardinal were always warned to be on upset alert, and they couldn't figure out how to beat the Utes in what probably will ruin their National Championship hopes.
6: Florida State (Bye)
The Noles probably learned a lot about Clemson watching Boston College challenge it for the full 60 minutes.
7: Georgia (L-L vs. Missouri 41-26)
In what might be the biggest shock of the weekend, the Dawgs were busted by Mizzou.
8: Louisville (W-L vs. Rutgers 24-10)
The Cards were really never figured to cover against the Scarlet Knights, but they had to be encouraged by all of the Top 25 losses around them.
9: Texas A&M (W-L vs. Ole Miss 41-38)
The Aggies had to hold on with everything that they had to stop the Rebs in Oxford.
10: LSU (W-W vs. Florida 17-6)
That LSU defense finally put forth a tremendous game, and if this unit can match the productivity of the offense, this team is a legit National Championship contender.
11: UCLA (W-W vs. Cal 37-10)
The Bruins defense deserves a lot of credit for holding the Golden Bears to just 10 points.
12: Oklahoma (L-L vs. Texas 36-20)
The Sooners were the only team that probably could have saved Mack Brown's job. They succeeded by losing by 16 as 14-point favorites.
13: Miami (Bye)
Thursday's game against North Carolina is one of the biggest in the ACC Coastal Division this year.
14: South Carolina (W-W vs. Arkansas 52-7)
In a week where SEC teams struggled big time, the Gamecocks figured out how to destroy Arkansas.
15: Baylor (W-L vs. Kansas State 35-25)
Baylor didn't figure out how to cover KSU, but at least it won the game on the road, something that a lot of teams weren't good enough to do this week.
16: Washington (L-L vs. Oregon 45-24)
U-Dub is still one of the best 25 teams in the land as we see it, but it isn't good enough to stick with Oregon or Stanford.
17: Florida (L-L vs. LSU 17-6)
The Gators lost to LSU this week, and they have games against Mizzou, Georgia, Vandy, South Carolina, and FSU still left. This could barely be a bowl team this year!
18: Michigan (L-L vs. Penn State 43-40)
It's amazing that it took four overtimes, but in the end, Michigan lost its perfect season against Penn State.
19: Northwestern (L-L vs. Wisconsin 35-6)
There's a reason that the Wildcats were double digit dogs on the road at Camp Randall.
20: Texas Tech (W-L vs. Iowa State 42-35)
The Red Raiders never trailed, but they were never covering against Iowa State either.
21: Fresno State (Bye)
No team did better with a bye this week than Fresno State, which really needs a lot of teams to lose in front of it to get into the BCS this year.
22: Oklahoma State (Bye)
The Pokes had a chance to get their feet back under them with a bye week, and the OU loss really puts the Big XII title right back into play.
23: Northern Illinois (W-L vs. Akron)
The Huskies were lucky to survive against the Zips, who have now challenged a pair of Top 25 teams this year.
24: Virginia Tech (W-W vs. Pittsburgh 19-9)
With six straight wins, the Hokies are once again in a position to win the ACC Coastal Division this year.
25: Missouri Tigers (W-W vs. Georgia 41-26)
The 'Zou is going to be wild next week when the Tigers get back home after the upset of Georgia, but losing QB James Franklin is going to hurt.