Scooby’s scoop: Week 10, 2015

Let the debating begin

College football fans have officially lost their minds. It’s only the first week of rankings and people are already complaining about where their team is ranked. Here at the Scoop, we could care less about your team but we still must provide a service. So we will take the top 10 of the CFP rankings for the first week and give you odds of them making the playoffs.

Clemson
Percentage of making CFP: 30%
Remaining schedule: Florida State, at Syracuse, Wake Forest, at South Carolina

LSU
Percentage of making CFP: 10%
Remaining schedule: at Alabama, Arkansas, at Ole Miss, Texas A&M

Ohio State
Percentage of making CFP: 25%
Remaining schedule: Minnesota, at Illinois, Michigan State, at Michigan

Alabama
Percentage of making CFP: 35%
Remaining schedule: LSU, at Mississippi State, Charleston Southern, at Auburn

Notre Dame
Percentage of making CFP: 15%
Remaining schedule: at Pittsburgh, Wake Forest, Boston College, at Stanford

Baylor
Percentage of making CFP: 12%
Remaining schedule: at Kansas State, Oklahoma, at Oklahoma State, at TCU, Texas

Michigan State
Percentage of making CFP: 10%
Remaining schedule: at Nebraska, Maryland, at Ohio State, Penn State

TCU
Percentage of making CFP: 25%
Remaining schedule: at Oklahoma State, Kansas, at Oklahoma, Baylor

Iowa
Percentage of making CFP: 0%
Remaining schedule: at Indiana, Minnesota, Purdue, at Nebraska

By the numbers:

11: Undefeated teams still left in the FBS

115: Offensive plays ran by Colorado in their loss last week to UCLA, one short of the FBS record.

Now to the games: (rankings are from the Associated Press Top 25, betting lines subject to change)

Week 10

Thursday, Nov. 5

#2 Baylor (7-0, 4-0 Big 12) at Kansas State (3-4, 0-4 Big 12)
The Line: Baylor by 17.5.
The scoop: First start for Baylor true freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham.
Baylor 48, Kansas State 24.

#24 Mississippi State (6-2, 2-2 SEC) at Missouri (4-4, 1-4 SEC)
The Line: Mississippi State by 7.5.
The scoop: Missouri has scored zero touchdowns in its past three games.
Mississippi State 30, Missouri 14.

Friday, Nov. 6

#23 Temple (7-1, 4-0 AAC) at SMU (1-7, 0-4 AAC)
The Line: Temple by 13.5.
The scoop: The Owls are one step closer to clinching spot in AAC title game.
Temple 31, SMU 21.

Saturday, Nov. 7

Minnesota (4-4, 1-3 Big 10) at #1 Ohio State (8-0, 4-0 Big 10)
The Line: Ohio State by 23.
The scoop: J.T. Barrett won’t play. Doesn’t matter.
Ohio State 37, Minnesota 20.

#17 Florida State (7-1, 5-1 ACC) at #3 Clemson (8-0, 5-0 ACC)
The Line: Clemson by 12.
The scoop: The No. 1 team in the initial CFP rankings gets a chance to prove it.
Clemson 30, Florida State 17.

#4 LSU (7-0, 4-0 SEC) at #7 Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC)
The Line: Alabama by 6.5.
The scoop: The Tide has won four straight over LSU.
Alabama 24, LSU 20.

#5 TCU (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) at #12 Oklahoma State (8-0, 5-0 Big 12)
The Line: TCU by 5.
The scoop: This has all the makings of four-hour plus marathon.
TCU 42, Oklahoma State 31.

#6 Michigan State (6-0, 4-0 Big 10) at Nebraska (3-6, 1-4 Big 10)
The Line: Michigan State by 5.5.
The scoop: Bad luck Nebraska’s unpredictable season continues.
Michigan State 33, Nebraska 24.

#8 Notre Dame (7-1) at Pittsburgh (6-2)
The Line: Notre Dame by 8.5.
The scoop: The Irish lost to the Panthers the last time they visited Pittsburgh.
Notre Dame 31, Pittsburgh 19.

#9 Stanford (7-1, 6-0 Pac-12) at Colorado (4-6, 1-4 Pac-12)
The Line: Stanford by 16.
The scoop: Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey leads nation with 244.3 all-purpose yards a game.
Stanford 40, Colorado 14.

#10 Iowa (8-0, 4-0 Big 10) at Indiana (4-4, 0-4 Big 10)
The Line: Iowa by 6.
The scoop: Anyone else thinks that Iowa is a fraud?
Indiana 28, Iowa 24.

Vanderbilt (3-5, 1-3 SEC) at #11 Florida (7-1, 5-1 SEC)
The Line: Florida by 21.
The scoop: Florida wraps up the SEC East with a victory.
Florida 34, Vanderbilt 7.

#13 Utah (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12) at Washington (4-4, 2-3 Pac-12)
The Line: Washington by 1.5.
The scoop: Again, does Vegas know something the rest of us don’t?
Utah 28, Washington 21.

Iowa State (3-5, 2-3 Big 12) at #14 Oklahoma (7-1, 4-1 Big 12)
The Line: Oklahoma by 26.
The scoop: The Sooners get a chance to fine-tune their team before brutal November schedule.
Oklahoma 45, Iowa State 24.

Navy (6-1, 4-0 AAC) at #15 Memphis (8-0, 4-0 C-USA)
The Line: Memphis by 7.5.
The scoop: The Tigers put their 15-game winning streak on the line.
Memphis 38, Navy 28.

Rutgers (3-5, 1-4 Big 10) at #16 Michigan (6-2, 3-1 Big 10)
The Line: Michigan by 21.5.
The scoop: This week’s glorified scrimmage.
Michigan 34, Rutgers 10.

Cincinnati (5-3, 2-2 AAC) at #18 Houston (8-0, 4-0 AAC)
The Line: Houston by 8.
The scoop: The Cougars haven’t beaten Cincy since 1999.
Houston 45, Cincinnati 40.

#19 Ole Miss (7-2, 3-2 SEC) at Arkansas (4-4, 2-2 SEC)
The Line: Ole Miss by 10.5.
The scoop: Rebels QB Chad Kelly leads SEC in passing yards and TDs, but also has thrown 12 picks.
Ole Miss 27, Arkansas 21.

Duke (6-2, 3-1 ACC) at #21 North Carolina (7-1, 4-0 ACC)
The Line: North Carolina by 7.5.
The scoop: Will the Blue Devils get over being hosed by the refs last week?
North Carolina 34, Duke 24.

#22 UCLA (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) at Oregon State (2-6, 0-5 Pac-12)
The Line: UCLA by 17.5.
The scoop: UCLA’s rush defense is atrocious, but can still clinch Pac-12 South by winning out.
UCLA 35, Oregon State 20.

Auburn (4-4, 1-4 SEC) at #25 Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2 SEC)
The Line: Texas A&M by 7.
The scoop: Auburn will have a hard time qualifying for a bowl the way they are playing.
Texas A&M 37, Auburn 27.

Last week:
Straight up: 14-4
Against the spread: 7-11

Overall:
Straight up: 144-34
Against the spread: 75-91-3

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~ by Scooby Axson on November 5, 2015.

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