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College Football Power Rankings as of Monday November 13th, 2017:
1. Alabama Crimson Tide (10-0) — The Tide did what the Tide needed to do. Win a tough road game.
2. Miami Hurricanes (9-0) — America found out just how good the Hurricanes are with their blowout win over Notre Dame.
3. Oklahoma Sooners (9-1) — Much talk about how bad the Sooners defense is. Is it really? Ask Ohio State about that defense.
4. Wisconsin, Badgers (10-0) — The Badgers are into the Top 4 after a nice easy win over the Hawkeyes.
5. Clemson Tigers (9-1) — Things are forming nicely for the Tigers third straight trip to Playoff.
6. Central Florida Knights (9-0) — They won’t get a sniff at the playoff, but this offense is legit.
7. Auburn Tigers (8-2) — Impressive win for the Tigers, and now sit atop the 2 loss teams.
8. Georgia Bulldogs (9-1) — Hard to bounce back and prove you belong after that beat down.
9. Ohio State Buckeyes (8-2) — The Buckeyes are on the outside looking in, but made a few climbs up this week. Will name their score Against the Illini.
10. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-2) — Well, that trip to Miami did not go so well.
11. TCU Horned Frogs (8-2) — The Horned Frogs are now looking for some help to have a chance to get into the Big 12 title game and a rematch against the Sooners.
12. Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-2) — The third of a very talented Top 3 in the Big 12.
13. Penn State Nittany Lions (8-2) — Bounce back win for the Nittany Lions. Could Penn State still make the Big Ten title game?
14. Washington State Cougars (9-2) — One game left for the Cougars, and a huge game at that.
15. USC Trojans (9-2) — While not going to get a chance at a national title, the Trojans have put together a nice season.
16. Michigan Wolverines (8-2) — The Wolverines could still make some noise in these final two weeks.
17. Washington Huskies (8-2) –– Washington lost a great chance to get back into the playoff.
18. West Virginia Mountaineers (7-3) — The Mountaineers are the top ranked 3 loss team in our poll.
19. South Florida Bulls (8-1) — The Bulls still have the one loss on the season. They get a Central Florida battle coming soon.
20. Memphis Tigers (8-1) — Another one loss team. This Tigers team can score.
21. Northwerstern Wildcats (7-3) — The Wildcats are putting together a nice season out of the Big 10.
22. Arizona Wildcats (7-3) — The Wildcats have won five out of their last 6 games.
23. Boise State Broncos (8-2) — The Broncos have won 6 straight including the wild Week 11 win.
24. North Carolina State Wolf Pack (7-3) — The Wolf Pack bounced back with a win following their back to back losses.
25. Mississippi State Bulldogs (7-3) — Close, but no cigar for the Bulldogs.
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How to Bet College Football
One of the most popular sports on the betting scene is college football. Many people will become bettors for this sport only. If you are going to delve into college football then there are some things you need to know. Things like terminology and betting approaches come to mind. Here are some things for you to consider before you start betting college football.
Types of Bets
The most popular type of bet in college football is the point spread. The sportsbooks set a line for each game. That line tells you who and by how many points a certain team will win by. It is up to you to decipher that spread and make a bet for or against a team. The favored team will have a negative number and then the underdog team will be featured with a positive number.
Let’s look at an example to help us with this concept. In the Big Ten conference let’s say Ohio State is listed as -10 to defeat Michigan State. This means the sportsbook is daring you to bet this game as they are putting money that Ohio State will win the game by 10 points or more. If you agree, then you bet OSU -10. However, if you like Michigan State to do better than that, which includes maybe losing the game but by less than ten points, you will bet MSU +10 to cover. If it ends with Ohio State winning by exactly 10 points then it is a “push” and neither win. That is why lines are likely to be -9.5 or-10.5 which takes care of a tie.
Another bet that bettors like is the money line bet. This will allow you to be the outright winner of the contest. Look at the
Let’s look at an example of this. The sportsbook has put out a moneyline with Oklahoma at -280 and Oklahoma State +275. If you were to wager $100 on Oklahoma State and they won, you would get a pay day of $275. If you want to bet Oklahoma, you will need to risk $290 to win $100. Sometimes, if you pay attention to details and do research, underdogs can be a great payout for you.
Another popular type of bet is the over/under. In this bet, the sportsbooks will give a total number that will be scored in the game. Then you, as the bettor, will decide if they will go over or under that total.
For example, if there is a game being played between Alabama and Auburn and the sportsbooks put out a total of 55 points, then you decide if those two teams can get that many points or not.
Another type of bet and possibly the hardest one of all is the parlay. This is a bet where you bundle more than one bet together. If you win it pays out a huge amount IF every team in your bundle is a winner. However,
These types of bets are bets on player performance or a particular situation in a contest. There are various types of these and perhaps the simplest of these happen at a game just before it starts. That is the coin toss. You can make a prop bet on whether it will be heads or tails. A prop bet can be anything an oddsmaker wants to bet on. Another might be which quarterback in the game will throw the most yards or which will pass for most interceptions. It is easy to find these bets and usually, they are fun.
There are also futures bets on subjects like who will win the national championship or which team will win the conference. This is a very simple win or lose a bet.
Another is season win totals and in this bet, the sportsbooks will set a number of games each team will win. It is for the bettor to decide if that will be more or less than the number set. You might see an example such as Illinois will win 6.5 games. So you decide is it 7 or more or 6 and less.
There are in-game bets that can be made such as how many points will a team get in the first quarter of the first half. Maybe you can bet the total number of points both teams will have as they end the first half. The possibilities for these types of bets are very numerous.
That is basically the types of bets at your disposal. Remember to do research on your bets before wagering and don’t allow some talking head to make the decision for you. It is your money, use the many aids at your fingertips before betting. Be sure to practice good bankroll management in sports betting. Good luck!
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