Top 25 Betting Recap - Week 12
November 18, 2013
By Mike Rose
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Week 12 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 BCS rankings 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. Mississippi State 20-7)
It was a sluggish win, but it was a win no less for Bama, which has its sights set on the Iron Bowl in two weeks.
2: Florida State (W-W vs. Syracuse 59-3)
A second straight 59-3 victory has many asking if FSU is the best team in America.
3: Ohio State (W-L vs. Illinois 60-35)
It's not often you see the Buckeyes score 60 and fail to cover, especially on the road.
4: Stanford (L-L vs. USC 20-17)
For as quickly as the Cardinal took the edge in the Pac-12 North, they gave it right back.
5: Baylor (W-W vs. Texas Tech 63-24)
Baylor is creeping up on Ohio State in the BCS, and it'll be a fight to the finish to see who gets into the title game if Bama or FSU falter.
6: Oregon (W-L vs. Utah 44-21)
The Ducks are back on the Rose Bowl trail after Stanford was beaten for the second time last week.
7: Auburn (W-W vs. Georgia 43-38)
If the Tigers do win the SEC, this game will be called the miracle of all miracles. A last second Hail Mary TD kept Auburn's title dreams alive and stole a cover and a win from UGA.
8: Clemson (W-W vs. Georgia Tech 55-31)
QB Tajh Boyd was banged up, but he closed out his time at Memorial Stadium with a bang against G-Tech.
9: Missouri (Bye)
Mizzou has two tough games left just to get to the SEC Championship Game.
10: South Carolina (W-L vs. Florida 19-14)
Head Coach Steve Spurrier made it so his former mates probably aren't going bowling this year.
11: Texas A&M (Bye)
One of the two teams to beat the Aggies last year are on tap this week, as they take the trip to the Bayou.
12: Oklahoma State (W-W vs. Texas 38-13)
The Okie State/Baylor game is feeling like the Big XII Championship Game now.
13: UCLA (W-W vs. Washington 41-31)
Each of UCLA's first five touchdowns were scored by defensive players.
14: Fresno State (Bye)
It would have helped Fresno State a ton had UCF actually lost, but nearly losing to Temple helped the cause as well.
15: Northern Illinois (W-W vs. Ball State 48-27)
The 21-point win will look sexy, but anyone who watched NIU play knows that Ball State had every shot to win that game.
16: Michigan State (W-W vs. Nebraska 41-28)
Barring an epic collapse, the Spartans are going to the Big Ten Championship Game.
17: UCF (W-L vs. Temple 39-36)
The Knights got a one-handed catch to beat Temple on the road and make it so they have to win two out of three to win the AAC.
18: Oklahoma (W-W vs. Iowa State 48-10)
The Cyclones never had a chance, especially in the second half when OU dominated 38-0.
19: Arizona State (W-W vs. Oregon State 30-17)
Beating UCLA might lock up the Pac-12 South this week.
20: Louisville (W-L vs. Houston 20-13)
The Cards rank second in the land in total defense, rushing defense, pass defense, and scoring defense, and they have the #1 pick in the NFL Draft at quarterback in all likelihood. Yet they still aren't going to the BCS without a miracle.
21: LSU (Bye)
The Bayou Bengals took a week off to get ready for A&M in what might amount to be the game that determines who goes to the Cotton Bowl.
22: Wisconsin (W-W vs. Indiana 51-3)
That's four straight seasons dropping at least 50 on the Hoosiers.
23: Miami (L-L vs. Duke 48-30)
It's tough to tell who fell harder faster, Miami or Texas Tech.
24: Texas (L-L vs. Oklahoma State 38-13)
Next week's game against Texas Tech is probably Head Coach Mack Brown's final home game.
25: Georgia (L-L vs. Auburn 43-38)
The Bulldogs lost at the gun, marking three losses in five games for the Dawgs, who haven't covered a game since September 7th.
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