NCAA Football Week 7 Report

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We recap last week’s CFB action in our NCAA football Week 7 Report. We analyze how our handicappers performed, review the biggest games, examine betting trends and take a look at this week’s action.

We’ll start by analyzing last week’s most profitable cappers in our NCAA football Week 7 report.

NCAA Football Week 7 Report – Handicappers Review

Dan Jones was our best NCAAF capper in Week 7 and he went undefeated. You need to sign-up for an account at Sports Hub to access all of our college football predictions each week.

Here are the most profitable cappers that made it into our NCAA football Week 7 report:

  • Dan Jones: 4-0 (+$400)
  • Kyle Buchman: 5-1 (+$390)
  • Ralph Michaels: 4-1 (+$290)
  • Computer Picks / James Acker: 5-2 (+$280)
  • Ben Burns: 2-0 (+$200)

Tailing our top six handicappers in Week 7 netted $1840 in profits. Where else are you going to win that much? Our Sports Hub membership is currently free, so you need to get signed up immediately.

Now we’ll review the biggest games in our NCAA football Week 7 report.

NCAA Football Week 7 Report – Game of the Week

  • Game of the Week: #8 Oregon (33) vs. #7 Washington (36)

Two top ten teams went down to the wire last Saturday. The Huskies ended up pushing (-3) and the game went over despite the high total (67 Points). There was back-and-forth offense all game.

Washington scored a late touchdown to take a three-point lead. With less than two minutes left, the Ducks moved the football 50 yards on ten plays to get into field goal range, but they missed the kick.

Michael Penix Jr. wasn’t accurate, as he went 22/37, but he had 302 passing yards, 4 TDs and 1 INT. Two WRs (Rome Odunze and Ja’Lynn Polk) had over 100 receiving yards each in the win.

If the Huskies keep winning, they’ll have a great shot at making the College Football Playoffs (CFP).

Here are the rest of the big results we wanted to include in our NCAA football Week 7 report:

  • #10 USC (20) vs. #21 Notre Dame (48): The Fighting Irish dominated the Trojans. USC are no longer undefeated. Caleb Williams struggled mightily, throwing one TD and three INTs.
  • #25 Miami (31) vs. #12 North Carolina (41): The Tar Heels remain undefeated after taking care of business against the Hurricanes. Omarion Hampton rushed for 197 yards and 1 TD in the win.
  • #18 UCLA (24) vs. #15 Oregon State (36): The Beavers scored 10 or more points in each of the first three quarters to cruise to a victory against the Bruins in a Pac-12 battle.
  • #14 Louisville (21) vs. Pittsburgh (38): It was only a matter of time before the Cardinals would suffer a loss, but who expected the 1-4 Panthers to dominate this matchup?
  • Arizona (44) vs. #19 Washington State (6): The Cougars are no longer ranked after losing to the Wildcats in a blowout. Cameron Ward threw an interception and lost a fumble in the loss.
  • #23 Kansas (32) vs. Oklahoma State (39): Kansas battled hard and had a small lead after the third quarter, but the Cowboys outscored the Jayhawks 12-0 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
  • Missouri (38) vs. #24 Kentucky (21): Kentucky closed as small favorites at home, but Missouri couldn’t be stopped. The Wildcats rushed for 179 yards and 1 TD, but it wasn’t nearly enough.
  • Stanford (46) vs. Colorado (43): What a collapse. Colorado were up 29-0 at halftime, but they were outscored 36-7 in the second half to force overtime. Stanford won in double overtime.
  • Illinois (27) vs. Maryland (24): Losing to Ohio State is acceptable, but Maryland were unable to bounce back against Illinois. The Fighting Illini won the game on a late FG with time expiring.

NCAA Football Week 7 Report – Betting Trends

Here are some of the NCAAF Week 7 betting trends to consider when looking at Week 8:

  • Top 25 vs. Unranked: Last week, three top 25 teams lost to unranked opponents. This week, we had four top 25 teams lose to unranked opponents. Some of the losses were blowouts also. The top 25 ended up going 10-4 (8-6 ATS) against unranked opponents in Week 7.
  • Undefeated Power Five Teams: Three more undefeated power five teams lost last week, and we only have eight left. The eight remaining undefeated teams in the power five are Florida State, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Washington, and Georgia.
  • NCAAF ATS Trends: Rutgers failed to cover ATS in Week 7, so we’re now down to four teams that are undefeated ATS (Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State and UNLV). Vanderbilt and Illinois both covered ATS in Week 7, so there are no longer any teams winless against the spread.
  • NCAAF Over/Under Trends: LSU and Vanderbilt went over last week, which means we still have three teams that have gone over in every game (Vanderbilt, LSU and Boston College). Utah went over in Week 7 and that means there are no teams that have gone under in every game.

What to Watch for Next Week in College Football

Here are the biggest games on the NCAAF Week 8 schedule:

  • #7 Penn State vs. #3 Ohio State: Wow, what a game we have on deck. Penn State will travel to Ohio Stadium to take on the Buckeyes. OSU is favored (-4). Can PSU pull off the upset?
  • #17 Tennessee vs. #11 Alabama: Two one-loss teams meet in an SEC battle. Bama is 4-0 in the SEC this season, but the Volunteers will have a shot to pull off an upset in this matchup.
  • #16 Duke vs. #4 Florida State: The Seminoles are -14 favorites, but don’t count out Duke. FSU has had a couple of close calls already this season. Both teams are undefeated in ACC play.
  • #14 Utah vs. #18 USC: The Trojans defense is soft, but will the Utes take advantage? This is a big Pac-12 game. With USC coming off a rough loss, will they bounce back on Saturday?
  • #2 Michigan vs. Michigan State: Two bitter rivals meet on Saturday night, as MSU will host the Wolverines. Michigan are huge favorites (-24), but maybe there will be some fireworks.

AP Top 25 Rankings Heading Into Week 8

Here are the latest AP top 25 rankings:

  • Georgia (43)
  • Michigan (16)
  • Ohio State (1)
  • Florida State (1)
  • Washington (2)
  • Oklahoma
  • Penn State
  • Texas
  • Oregon
  • North Carolina
  • Alabama
  • Oregon State
  • Ole Miss
  • Utah
  • Notre Dame
  • Duke
  • Tennessee
  • USC
  • LSU
  • Missouri
  • Louisville
  • Air Force
  • Tulane
  • Iowa
  • UCLA

*First-place votes in brackets

There was no movement in the top four, but Washington is up to #5 after defeating Oregon. Penn State will have a chance to enter the top four if they can upset the Buckeyes this Saturday.

USC dropped from #10 to #18 after losing to ND. Washington State, Kansas, Kentucky, and Miami are all out of the top 25 in the newest AP poll. Mizzou, Air Force, Tulane, and Iowa are all ranked now.

That wraps up our NCAA football Week 7 report. Make sure you open up your Sports Hub account to gain access to all of our college football predictions and analyses every week throughout the season.