5 Hot Teams, 5 Cold Teams, and others worth keeping your eye on.
- Alabama (4-1) The Nov. 5th game against LSU looks like the game of the decade in the SEC
- Clemson (4-1) After defeats of Auburn, Florida State, and Virginia Tech, it’s a shame I don’t have Dabo Swinney’s boys at #1
- Washington (4-1) Since being demoted to the #1 Whipping Boy last October, the Huskies are 9-0 ATS against FBS opponents. After last week’s underdog cover, I’ve got eyes for Keith Price
- Michigan(4-1) The Wolverines are quietly pummeling teams, having outscored San Diego State and Minnesota 117-10 the last three weeks
- Stanford (4-0) They may have taken a week off, but they picked up right where they left off – waxing bad teams. But is there any value left?
SINKING LIKE A BRICK
- Minnesota (2-3, -86) Getting pasted 58-0 will elevate you to the top spot every time. Somewhere, Tim Brewster is smiling.
- Penn State (0-4-1, -20) I’m getting the sense that the Big Ten is down this season
- UConn (1-4, -25) Paul Pasqualoni = not getting it done
- Texas A&M (1-3, -2) Call it the Mike Sherman complex. The Aggies had big leads in each of the last two games, and found ways to lose.
- NC State (0-4-1, -42) The Wolfpack hung on for a push this week, but as long as they remain penniless they’ll have a spot up here.
DON’T SLEEP ON ‘EM
- Cincinnati (4-1 ATS) The 6th man of the power rankings, the Bearcats are beating bad teams like Brian Kelly is still their coach.
- Rutgers (4-0 ATS) I’d written of Greg Schianno too early, apparently
- UTEP (4-1 ATS) Mike Price is 4-1 ATS. Maybe Trevor Vittatoe, not Mr. Price, was the problem the last few years.
- Wisconsin (4-1 ATS) I love Bret Bielema
- Marshall (4-1 ATS) The Herd has been an underdog all 5 games, and has straight up won 2 of those.