CFB Action Today Will Impact First CFP Rankings – Oct 21

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The first College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings of the season will be released exactly ten days from today. There are a number of games today that will directly impact how those rankings look. The biggest game on the schedule is No. 3 Ohio State hosting No. 7 Penn State. There are nearly a hundred NCAAF picks in the Sports Hub database already. We’ve been providing winning picks for CFB games all season and we will continue our success by making winning college basketball picks through that season as well.

CFB Action Today Will Impact First CFP Rankings
Week 8 College Football Rankings

There is one other game today featuring a matchup of opponents in the latest AP rankings. No. 11 Alabama hosts No. 17 Tennessee. The Crimson Tide have not been the dominant team they have been over the past several seasons, but they are still 6-1 and lead the SEC West. Head coach Nick Saban and the Tide would love nothing more than to get some payback for last year’s big loss to the Vols. Tennessee’s 52-49 win last season was its first over Alabama since 2006. A win could also help the Tide when the first CFP rankings come out.

How the CFP Rankings Work

The CFP selection committee is the body that determines the rankings each week. The first set of rankings for this season will be released on Halloween, Oct. 31. The committee uses a bunch of criteria to determine how to rank teams. Each week from now until the end of the season, the committee will update and release its CFP rankings. 

CFB Action Today Will Impact First CFP Rankings
The College Football Playoff is played at the end of the season

After the conference championships are played, the final CFP rankings are released. This year, that will be Sunday, Dec. 3. The final rankings determine what four teams will play for the national championship. Currently, the top four teams in the AP rankings are as follows:

  1. Georgia
  2. Michigan
  3. Ohio State
  4. Florida State

If the season ended today, these four teams would play in the CFP. The CFP also ranks the top 25 teams in the country. These rankings help determine several of the bowl games at the end of the season. After the national championship game in January, the committee releases its final rankings for the season.

Yesterday’s Leaderboard Rankings

Here at Sports Hub, we provide our own rankings every single day. We rank our handicappers based upon their performance. We actually have a number of different rankings, which provides instant feedback to bettors looking for picks. For example, a bettor might see Tonny Ricci at the top of our 14-day and 30-day rankings. Maybe an NBA bettor checks the latest 7-day NBA leaderboard and sees that our Computer Picks are at the top with $540 in winnings. 

Whatever the case, Sports Hub’s handicapper rankings offer something that has been hard to find in this industry – transparency. Bettors looking for picks want them from handicappers that win consistently. Our leaderboards provide that information minus all the hype and ridiculous claims.

Yesterday was a light day for our cappers. It’s kind of a lull before the storm thing. The top two on the board went 2-0 and won $200 and then the next 19 cappers went 1-0 and won $100. The day prior, we had a number of cappers winning over $200. Our guys must be getting ready for the big college football action today. 

CFB Action Today Will Impact First CFP Rankings
Our rankings keep things real

Let’s have a look at yesterday’s leaders.

  • Back-to-back: Knup Sports followed up its 7-3 performance on Thursday to go 2-0 yesterday and add $200 to its bankroll. Knup now has a nice three-day total of $794 in winnings. If you check our database, you’ll find several CFB picks for today and a number of NFL picks for Sunday by Knup Sports.
  • The Bookie hits a double: The Bookie has been among our leaders before. Yesterday, he doubled up on the Rockets-Heat NBA preseason game. He nailed the Rockets -1.5 and the Under for a perfect 2-0 day and $200 in winnings.
  • The rest of the board: In our rankings for yesterday, 19 handicappers went 1-0 and won $100. These include Sports Hub experts like Dan Jones, Evan Lewis, and our own Sports Hub Free Picks. Our free picks are actually on a roll. You’ll find them on the 7-day and 14-day leaderboards in the No. 2 spot. Sports Hub Free Picks have won $657 over the last week and $797 over the last 14 days. 

Jose Altuve, Astros and D-Backs All Making Waves

Both the ALCS and NLCS looked like they might end up as sweeps. Fast forward and now the ALCS has flipped and the NLCS is tied at 2-2. Jose Altuve is exactly what the Astros needed to take the lead in their series with Texas. The change of venue to Arizona surely played a role in the Diamondbacks doing the same in their series against the Phillies. 

Playoff baseball is definitely trending right now. It’s also Saturday in October, which means plenty of college football. As mentioned earlier, a number of games will affect the first College Football Playoff rankings which come out in ten days.

Here’s what is trending right now.

  • Comebacks: LL Cool J, the Astros, and the D-Backs would say, “don’t call it a comeback,” but both Houston and Arizona evened up their respective playoff series with a win last night. Both the ALCS and the NLCS are now tied at 2-2. Philadelphia and Arizona will play Game 5 tonight.
  • Altuve: The former AL MVP smacked a three-run homer last night in the top of the ninth inning to give Houston a 5-4 victory and, more importantly, a 3-2 lead in the ALCS. The Astros won all three games at Globe Life Field and now need to win either Game 6 or Game 7 to get back to the World Series.
  • PSU-OSU: It’s a huge game in Columbus today pitting two teams in the current top-10 rankings. No. 7 Penn State goes up against No. 3 Ohio State. The game will likely determine who plays in the Big Ten championship game later this season and the winner will keep its CFP hopes alive. The Buckeyes have won the last six straight against PSU as well as 10 of the last 11.
  • From D2 to the NFL: Tyson Bagent was playing Division II football a year ago at Shepherd University. With the injury to Justin Fields, Bagent will start tomorrow for the Bears as they take on the Raiders at home.
  • Iguodala retires: If you didn’t know, Warriors star Andre Iguodala is 39 years old. He played 19 seasons in the NBA and won four NBA titles. He was the 2015 NBA Finals MVP and averaged 11.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.2 assists during his career. Yesterday, he announced his retirement.

Huge Sports Day Today

Of course, college football tops the sports schedule today. There are over a hundred CFB picks in our database already, but college football isn’t the only game in town today. There’s a lot more on the schedule and that means there are betting opportunities everywhere. 

Don’t forget to get a breakdown of each week’s games along with the best bets each week right here at Sports Hub. Our weekly picks pages get you prepared for each week. The Week 8 NCAAF picks page is right HERE

Here’s a look at Saturday’s schedule.

  1. NLCS Game 5: The D-Backs won last night to even the series and will play Game 5 at home tonight. Ace Zac Gallen gets the call tonight for Arizona as they look to take the series lead.
  2. NHL: It’s a huge day in the NHL as all but two teams will play today. That means it will be a huge day for Sports Hub cappers too. The top four on the NHL leaderboard ranking – Tonny Ricci, Sports Hub Free Picks, Joe Berra, and Ben Miller – have combined to win over 71 percent of their NHL picks thus far. They have won over $2000 with their NHL bets. Hop on the money train! 
  3. College football: The big game is Penn State-Ohio State. There are even more picks for that game in our database now. Tennessee plays Alabama and a number of the top teams in the rankings are in action. No. 1 Georgia is off, but No. 2 Michigan plays in-state rival Michigan State tonight.
  1. Top soccer leagues in action: It’s a big day for professional soccer too. The English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, and MLS all have full schedules today. Sports hub is your home for soccer picks too. 
  2. UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Volkanovski is tonight’s main event. You can check out the entire card and our MMA picks for tonight in the members’ area. 
  3. CFL: There are two games in the CFL tonight. Toronto is at Saskatchewan and Edmonton is at Winnipeg. Calgary upset BC last night. Next week is the last week of the CFL regular season.
  4. Tennis: Ben Shelton will play in the Japan Open final on Sunday. Also on the ATP Tour, the BNP Paribas Nordic Open in Sweden and the European Open continue to get closer to their finals. The Erste Bank Open and the Swiss Indoors Basel begin play today. On the WTA tour, the Jiangxi Open, Transylvania Open, Jasmin Open Monastir, and the Aguascalientes Open are all getting closer to their final matches.
  5. Golf: Justin Suh leads the ZOZO Championship by one shot heading into final round play. Ashleigh Buhai and Minjee Lee are tied for the lead in the BMW Ladies Championship in Korea after three rounds.

As far as rankings go, today ranks right up there with some of the best days in sports. The calendar is full of games in a variety of sports. Bettors have tons of choices. The best choice is to have a Sports Hub membership. You get access to consistent winning sports betting picks from the world’s best handicappers. We’ve got free picks. We’ve got Computer Picks. We have premium service plays and we provide the best betting content in the industry.

If you haven’t already, make sure you check the database for today’s picks. If you need a membership, register HERE. As always, we hope you’re on the right side of today’s action. Come back tomorrow and we’ll get you ready for Sunday’s NFL action. See you tomorrow!