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NCAA Football Picks 9-28

After going 2-2 on Wednesday to keep my figure at plus 33100 I am back with 7 plays for today all 200 each.

Take Buffalo -2.1 at Miami Ohio

Take Michigan -27.5 at home vs Rutgers

Take Temple -8.5 at home vs Georgia Tech

Take Akron -7 at UMASS

Take Troy -7 at home vs Arkansas State

Take UAB -3 at Western Kentucky

Take LA Tech -9 at Rice

Sports Plays Of The Day 3-16

15 plays yesterday and I went 8-7 to improve my figure to plus 450 mella my khaleesi’s.  And a few of those games were winners but just missed covering the spread.  I am back today with 15 more college plays 300 units each.  So let’s get started.

Take he Norfolk State Spartans -4.5 against NC Central Eagles

Take the Vermont Catamounts -10 over the UMBC Retreivers

Take the Auburn Tigers -3.5 over the Florida Gators

Take the Memphis Tigers getting 8 against the Houston Cougars

Take the Davidson WIldcats -3.5 over the Saint Louis Billikens

Take the Kentucky WIldcats -2 against the Tennessee Volunteers

Take the Princeton Tigers plus 11 against the Yale Bulldogs

Take the Michigan Wolverines -9.5 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers

Take the Cincinnatti Bearcats -5.5 against the Wichita State Shockers

Take the Utah State Aggies -6.5 against the San Diego State Aztecs

Take the Villanova WIldcats -3.5 against the Seton Hall Pirates

Take the Montana Grizzlies -5.5 against the Eastern Washington Eagles

Take the Old Dominion Monarchs -1 against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

Take the New Mexico State Aggies -4 against the Grand Canyon Antelopes

Take the UC Irvine Anteaters -8.5 over the Cal State Fullerton Matadors

Sports Plays Of The Day

After going 4-4 including 2-1 on BEST BETS(5-10) my figure improved to plus 350 wolverines.  I am back with 8 Football plays for today.

I am laying 13.5 on the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State at UTEP.

I look for FIU to bounce back at UTSA.  Lay the 10.

I think this game will be close.  The Eagles will slow down the tempo of this game enough to definitely cover this game.  Take the 19 on Boston College at home against Clemson.

I love the Mean Green today at Old Dominion who’s win against Virginia feels like it doesn’t even exist.  Lay the 14 on North Texas

 

UMASS is not good.  This is the only reason I am taking BYU.  The cover will be in doubt all game long but I like the Cougars laying the 14.

BEST BETS 5-10

Rutgers covered last week at Wisconsin.  Though they never were in the game.  This one will be ugly.  The wolverines will have the cover by halftime and Rutgers might not score.  Lay the 37.5 on Michigan on the road in NJ.

Take the Blazers at home against Southern Miss.  Lay the 12.5 on UAB.

UCONN is horrible and SMU is alot better than people think.  Lay the 19 on SMU on the road at UCONN.

NCAA Rankings

Anther week goes by and there is some movement on the back end of the top 10.  But the top 4 remain the same.  This coming weekend has some huge matchups that will determine alot of what happens going further.

1.

Last week # 1.  Everyone is playing in their world.  They play LSU this week.  Bama running the table ensures only one team from the SEC makes the playoffs

2.

Last week #3.  I will bump Clemson up from 3 because of their dominance of a not vintage Florida State.  I will judge Clemson and ND by their victories of common opponents should both be undefeated by the end of the season.

3.

Last Week #2.  Hard to drop the Irish.  The score does not indicate how dominate ND was against Navy.  It was 27-0 at half and ND could have scored at will.  Let’s not embarrass a service academy.  But ND needs some convincing wins down the stretch.

4.

Last Week #4.  Keeping LSU at 4 for one more week despite not playing.  They play Alabama in Death Valley this coming week in for them an elimination game.

5.

Last Week #5.  Michigan stay at # 5 this week.  The Wolverines control their own destiny.  Don’t over look Penn State while waiting for the big game against OSU in November.

6.

Last Week #6.  Despite soundly beating a top ten team I am not moving up Georgia.  The Bulldogs also control their own destiny but have to beat upstart Kentucky in Lexington this week before dreaming of playing Alabama in the SEC championship.

7.

Last Week Un Ranked.  WIth Texas losing Oklahoma now is back in the playoff picture.  A one loss Oklahoma team as the Big 12 champion might not get in but they need to handle their own business before entering that discussion.

8.

Last Week #9.  I feel bad for UCF.  They still have no shot at the playoffs.  They need to get some power 5 teams on their schedule.  How Applachian State was ranked going into this week (will drop now that they lost)without a big win just a crushing loss to Penn State and no one else from the American Athletic Conference is ranked is a joke.

9.

Last Week #7.  I am dropping them because something seems off.  And Purdue just lost their 4 game this past week.

10.

Last Week Un Ranked.  Welcome to the top ten WIldcats.  Sorry but after Georgia beats you this coming week you will never be here again.

NCAA Football Rankings

After another week of upsets with 4 top ten teams losing and 3 of them getting booted out of the top ten here is my rankings with still lots of football to be played.

#1

If Alabama is not your number one team then you are either a homer or a hater.  They should get every first place vote in every poll. While it’s true they have not been tested but those games are coming.  Every game they have played in has been over by half time.

#2

Now you can say this is a homer pick and your right.  But what unbeaten team has as good a win as Michigan?  No one does right now.  Beat soundly an undefeated Stanford team and dominated Virginia Tech in Blacksburg all games Notre Dame was expected to lose.  Now how could they move up while struggling at home to beat Pittsburgh.  Check Pitt’s history.  They have a habit of beating undefeated teams.

#3

You can flip Ohio State and ND if you want.  The Buckeyes are a team that has gone through alot.  Playing without Urban Meyer for 3 games.  Winning in TCU and Penn State sending their seasons into a tailspin.  In fact once the season plays out and if both ND and OSU are undefeated then the Buckeyes will be ranked higher.

#4

Clemson is firmly in the 4th spot.  I won’t mover them up despite their history the last few seasons because they have not beaten anyone yet.  Bama dominated A&M even though it was at home but do you have any doubt they would have done the same thing on the road?  And Clemson benefited from a mistake call from the referee to win that game.

These are the clear cut top 4 no matter the order you put them in.  All are undefeated.  The next 6 gets tricky.

#5.  LSU has a great resume and just dominated Georgia in every phase of the game.  Their lone loss was at Florida who enters the top ten this week.  There is still more work to do here and they can’t lose another game this season and with Alabama still on the schedule and road games at Arkansas and Texas A&M their work is cut out for them.

#6

You could drop Georgia more from 2 if you want.  But yesterday they were blown out.  The bye comes at the right time for them.  The back end of the schedule breaks nicely for them.  A game against Florida will be a great win for them and after that I expect them to run the table all the way to the SEC title game where a win is the only way they get into the playoffs.

#7

I have the Wolverines moving up several spots this week after dismantling Wisconsin.  SInce their opening day loss at ND they have been blowing everyone out except for the game in Northwestern.  Alas there is much work to do starting with a game at Michigan State and also Penn State before they play the Buckeyes in late November.

#8

I only have the Longhorns moving up 1 spot.  I am not sure how good Oklahoma is and they are not in my top 10.  TCU was already broken by the time Texas beat them.  I need to see more from Texas.  I give them credit for maintaining enough poise to win that Oklahoma game 2 weeks ago despite them blowing a large 4th qtr lead.  I just need to see more.

#9

I really feel bad for UCF.  I am moving them up one spot this week despite struggling against an inferior team.  Let’s face it they need to blow everybody out and have to hope that Cincinnatti and South Florida play them with one undefeated and the other having one loss to get any kind of respect.  Still it will not be enough.  Their fan base can cry all they want.  There just isn’t any real competition for them in their conference.  I am sure they have tried to schedule a game vs a power 5 team but no one is biting yet.  The self proclaimed defending champion won’t ever know how good they are until they somehow get into a power 5 conference.  the ACC should come calling.

#10

I have to go with the Gators here.  After losing to Kentucky they have done nothing but win.  I am not sold yet on them and the game at Georgia will be huge for both teams.  It’s an elimination game for both teams.

 

Sports Plays Of The Day

After going 2-0-1 on Thursday to up my total to plus 300 bulls I have 7 NCAA Football plays today.

buffalo bulls

 

The Black Knights took Georgia to overtime last week.  Buffalo will have better success against the triple option offense Army uses.  Lay the 7.5 on Buffalo at home vs Army.

texas

The Longhorns have burned me plenty of times.   But they might have finally turned the corner.  Lay the 8.5 on Texas on the road against Kansas State.

ecu

This is a classic let down game.  No one gave a damn about Old Dominion football before last week where they shocked Virginia Tech.  That won’t happen this week.  Lay the 7 on East Carolina at home vs ODU

michigan

 

Michigan has been scoring alot of points lately.  Jim Harbaugh can’t afford to take the foot off the pedals with an early season loss. Northwestern isn’t any good and may keep this close until the Wolverines blow it open late.  Lay the 14.5 on Michigan on the road at Northwestern

new mexico

Liberty’s 2 losses were blow outs and the Lobos play better competition.  Lay the 7 on New Mexico at home vs Liberty

notre dame

The Irish are missing a key offensive player but the Cardinal is coming off an emotional road conference win where they should have lost and now are flying cross country to play another prime time game.  If ND has found a QB they could be in the playoff hunt.  Lay the 5 on the Irish at home vs Stanford

indiana

This is more of anti Rutgers pick.  It is possible they won’t win another game the rest of the year.  I am worried about the spread especially with the Hoosiers on the road.  But what the heck.  Lay the 16.5 on Indiana over the Scarlet Knights

College Football Plays Of The Day

I have alot of picks for today.  12 in all.  Record this week is 3-1.  So here goes.

wake

Take Wake Forest -4 at home vs Syracuse

Syracuse has no defense and Wake will shut down their offense

michigan

Take Michigan -30.5 at Rutgers

Rutgers does not belong in the Big Ten

 

michigan st

Take Michigan State -4.5 at home vs BYU

Sparty snaps the 2 game slide

 

texas a&m

Take Texas A & M at home -7 against Tennessee

The Vols won’t be able to overcome another slow start

minnesota gophers

Take Minnesota -2 at home vs Iowa

Hawkeyes have not been good this year

so miss

Take Southern Miss -16.5 at Texas San Antonio

The Golden Eagles will out class Texas San Antonio

akron

Take Akron -10 at home vs Miami Ohio

The Zips tough early season schedule makes this an easy game to win

georgia state

Take Georgia State -10 at home vs Texas State

Just a better team than their opponents

utep

Take UTEP at home -6 vs FIU

UTEP rolls up the offense vs FIU

miami

Take Miami -3 at home vs FSU

The Canes are due for a win in this series

stanford

Take Stanford -6 at home vs Washington State

After getting blown out last week expect a big game from the Cardinal

notre dame 2Noth Carolina State

Take the over of 57.5

Despite the wind and the rain Notre Dame will score and will not be able to stop NC State.

Ohio State

Take Ohio State -28 at home vs Indiana

The Buckeyes will continue to roll