Top 25 Betting Recap - Week 9
October 28, 2013
By Mike Rose
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Week 9 of the 2013 NCAA football betting season is in the books, and today, we're taking a look at each of the Top 25 teams in the BCS rankings to see how they performed from an ATS perspective this past week.
(Results in parentheses represent SU Result-ATS Result)
1: Alabama (W-W vs. Tennessee 45-10)
There was no look-ahead factor this week for the Tide, who rolled out to a 35-0 halftime lead over UT.
2: Florida State (W-L vs. NC State 49-17)
The Noles were up 35-0 at the end of the first cover, got backdoored.
3: Oregon (W-W vs. UCLA 42-14)
A 21-0 fourth quarter made this one look worse than it really was, but it put the Ducks back at #2 in the BCS.
4: Ohio State (W-W vs. Penn State 63-14)
It's sad that a 63-14 win over a conference foe that is going to finish the year with around eight wins doesn't even move the dial for the Buckeyes.
5: Missouri (L-L vs. South Carolina 27-24)
You knew it was coming at some point. Mizzou was always overrated in the Top 5 in the land.
6: Stanford (W-W vs. Oregon State 20-12)
This is the second straight week the Stanford defense shut down one of the best QBs in the Pac-12.
7: Miami (W-L vs. Wake Forest 24-21)
There were some scary moments for a second straight week for Miami. FSU is up next at the Doak.
8: Baylor (W-W vs. Kansas 59-14)
"Only" 59 points scored this week for Baylor, its second worst offensive output of the season.
9: Clemson (W-L vs. Maryland 40-27)
Maryland was never really all that close to pulling the upset, and it hit the backdoor with less than a minute to play.
10: Texas Tech (L-L vs. Oklahoma 38-30)
It was only a matter of time until this unbeaten fell, but a trip to the Fiesta Bowl still isn't out of range.
11: Auburn (W-W vs. Florida Atlantic 45-10)
It's amazing that Head Coach Gus Malzahn has this team ranked in the Top 10.
12: UCLA (L-L vs. Oregon 42-14)
With losses in back to back weeks to Stanford and Oregon, UCLA has proven that it can't play with the big boys in the Pac-12 North.
13: LSU (W-L vs. Furman 48-16)
This one was only 20-16 at halftime..Then LSU got woke up and realized that it was playing against Furman.
14: Virginia Tech (L-L vs. Duke 13-10)
Nothing like giving Duke its first win on the road against a ranked opponent in a zillion years, V-Tech.
15: Oklahoma (W-W vs. Texas Tech 38-30)
OU is back in command of the Big XII, and it is back in the National Championship picture as well.
16: Texas A&M (W-W vs. Vanderbilt 56-24)
QB Johnny Manziel threw for four TDs, but he only ran for 11 yards, prompting cause for concern.
17: Fresno State (W-W vs. San Diego State 35-28)
It took QB David Carr throwing the ball 57 times, but the BCS dreams for the Bulldogs remains alive.
18: Northern Illinois (W-W vs. Eastern Michigan 59-20)
QB Jordan Lynch has over 400 rushing yards in his last two games, and he has five passing TDs in that stretch, too.
19: Oklahoma State (W-W vs. Iowa State 58-27)
It took a couple weeks, but the Cowboys are back where they belong dominating offensively in the Big XII.
20: Louisville (W-W vs. South Florida 34-3)
A dominating defensive performance showed that the Cardinals are on their way back to contending in the AAC once again.
21: South Carolina (W-W vs. Missouri 27-24)
South Carolina seemed destined to drop out of the Top 25 this week, but it stormed back and is now one Mizzou loss in conference away from controlling its own destiny in the SEC East.
22: Michigan (Bye)
Head Coach Brady Hoke has to work on his defense, which has allowed 90 points in its last two games.
23: UCF (W-W vs. Connecticut 62-17)
UCF's first ever AAC home game featured the offense scoring on every single possession in the first half.
24: Nebraska (L-L vs. Minnesota 34-23)
The loss in Minneapolis might have been the deathblow to Head Coach Bo Pelini.
25: Oregon State (L-L vs. Stanford 20-12)
QB Sean Mannion never had a chance against the Cardinal defense.