Easy pickings

This strikes me as fairly remarkable.

… According to folks tracking this sort of thing, the top 10 teams in college football aren’t just winning, they’re consistently beating the spread. Associated Press top 10 teams are 38-14 against the spread on the year and 16-1 in the last two weeks.

The top ten’s not just winning, it’s beasting on the rest of the college football world.  And as the stat he cites indicates, the trend is accelerating.

Parity ain’t the story in college football this year.


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17 responses to “Easy pickings

  1. Russ

    I blame Bobo.


  2. stoopnagle

    Bama and Stanford, I think, have covered all season. Two weeks ago, every top ten team covered save Wisky (and they were off).

    It’s been tough to win a week in 960’s 3 for all.


  3. 81Dog

    Nick Saban doesnt give a $**t about statistics. He’s got a game this weekend. THAT’S what he’s worrying about.


  4. The other Doug

    Style points.


  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    Look for that to taper off. They can’t play cupcakes all season.


  6. Smitty

    Yep they know that STYLE POINTS matter in the voting.


  7. shane#1

    Interesting quote from Cowherd[of all people] a few years ago. ” Urban Meyer knows the value of beating the spread. Beating the spread moves you up in the polls.”


    • AmpedDawg

      Cowherd routinely says shit to move the meter. I’m not saying he’s wrong, but keep in mind that he has to keep listeners interested by saying stuff that’s off the wall.


  8. obnoxousdawg

    Yes, Mayor. We beat the spread at UM, home against MSU and at UT.


  9. I am pretty sure OU didn’t beat the spread last night against Texas Tech.