After a wild weekend of college football action, the regular season has come to an end. This Saturday will be Championship Saturday, as the top conferences will hold their Championship games. After last week’s games, the new AP Top 25 Poll has been released. Let’s take a look at the top teams and what they need to do to make College Football’s “Final Four”. We’ll also give you some NCAAF Betting tips on one of the conference title games.
Top 25 Analysis and Betting Opportunities
1. Georgia Bulldogs
We’re finally going to get to see the game we’ve all been waiting for, as the Georgia Bulldogs will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship game. Georgia is in a win-win situation in this one, as if they win, they’ll be guaranteed the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. Even if they lose to Alabama, Georgia will still have a spot in the playoffs.
2. Michigan Wolverines
Jim Harbaugh finally did what we had failed to do in his first five attempts; he beat Ohio State. That put the Wolverines into the Big 10 Championship game and into the playoff talk. If they can win against Iowa on Saturday, the Michigan Wolverines should be in the Final Four.
3. Cincinnati Bearcats
The Bearcats disposed of East Carolina and will now take on Houston in the AAC title tilt. Cincinnati knows that they can’t afford a loss if they want a shot at making the playoffs. Even with a win, it’s still unknown whether or not the committee thinks highly enough of the Bearcats to put them in.
4. Alabama Crimson Tide
It took multiple overtimes for the Alabama Crimson Tide to beat Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Now the Tide will finally get to face Georgia. A win over the Bulldogs in the title game will all but guarantee them a playoff berth. A loss to Georgia will give them two losses on the season, and an unsure feeling of whether or not the committee will let a two-loss team into the playoff hunt.
5. Oklahoma State Cowboys
The Oklahoma State Cowboys beat the Oklahoma Sooners in their annual “Bedlam” game and clinched a spot in the Big 12 title game against Baylor. Mike Gundy knows that his squad needs to win convincingly against Baylor to impress the playoff committee.
6. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
After beating Stanford on Saturday, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame now become spectators in the race for a playoff spot. Since they don’t play in a conference, the Irish won’t play any more games. They realize that they need a lot of things to happen in order for them to earn a playoff spot. But with some losses, the Irish could sneak in.
Betting Game of the Week
Baylor will take on Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship game. The Cowboys are four-point favorites in this one. We think that the Cowboys need to make a statement to the CFP committee and they’ll win this one by at least two touchdowns. Oklahoma State has one of the best defenses in the country, and they’ll show it off on Saturday.