Feast Week delivered in a huge way—in matchups and storylines. It brought upsets and big wins for multiple teams. One team went from unranked to the top five, while another team became the second top-ranked program to fall to an unranked mid-major squad in less than a month. We will sift through the carnage and bring you the 10 best teams after a full month of college hoops.
There will be plenty of sports action for bettors to gobble up this Thanksgiving, starting with a matchup of No. 5 Maryland and undefeated Temple. Thursday morning’s game represents the undefeated Terrapins’ first road game of the season, and the first real challenge for the potential title contenders.
With conference and national championship implications on the line in Columbus, games don’t get much bigger than the showdown between Ohio State and Penn State this week.
This week's Big Ten schedule is highlighted by a clash of undefeated teams in Minnesota and Penn State and a do-or-die matchup between Iowa and Wisconsin.
You have to give Michigan credit for finally showing up in a big game last week against Notre Dame. Granted, the sloppy conditions were a nice bonus for the Wolverines, as they followed their blueprint for success in playing lights out defense, running for 303 yards, and allowing the questionable Shea Patterson to only throw 12 times. That’s a winning formula for Jim Harbaugh’s club.
Week 9 features a number of consequential matchups in the Big Ten, including Wisconsin looking to bounce back as they head into the Horseshoe and Jim Harbaugh looking to finally capture a signature win against the Fighting Irish.
Last time we bet against Penn State on the road, the Nittany Lions went to College Park and embarrassed Maryland 59-0 in front of a hostile, sold-out crowd. Although Kinnick in prime time is a different beast, James Franklin has done an unbelievable job to reestablish the proud Penn State program among the elite in college football.
After an up (4-1 in Week 1) and down (1-5 in Week 2) start to the season, we swept the board with our picks last week, going a perfect 5-0 with the Illinois +380 moneyline right there for the taking. Let’s put last week in the rear view and focus on the task at hand with the Big Ten games this weekend.
This week’s quartet of college football picks includes a pair of hot teams outperforming expectations. We also expect a rebound performance from a Big 12 squad that squeaked by in its opener and will fade an ACC team in Week 3.
The flagship program of the ACC, Clemson will get its first test of the season Saturday. The Tigers are a known commodity. They have been No. 1 or No. 2 in the country for so long, there is a mindset that they will remain there.