The week is light on pre-Saturday action with a single game on both Thursday and Friday.
Every team now has at least 6 games under its belt and the competition gets more fierce as we enter the next-to-last week of games before the initial College Football Playoff committee releases its first set of rankings for the 2019 season on November 5.
At least 15 college football coaches have personal access to jets written into their contracts this year.
Alabama remains No. 1 for a fourth straight week in the new FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll released today. The poll is voted on by a panel of 46 football writers and college football Hall Of Fame members.
CollegeFootballPoll.com founder Dave Congrove is a voting member in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Football Poll, as well as the College Football Hall Of Fame, Fred Biletnikoff Award, Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, Ray Guy Award, plus Maxwell and Bednarik Awards.
He's also a nominating member for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, and the FWAA All-America Team
Wisconsin plunged from 5th to 10th after the 24-23 upset loss at Illinois on Saturday. The Badgers first setback came against a team that was just 204 entering the game. Ohio State and LSU remain 1-2 in the latest Congrove Computer Rankings (CCR Top 130), released minutes after completion of the final game of the week.
The upset bug bit Wisconsin and Boise State on Saturday, reducing the number of unscathed teams to 10.
Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt and Arkansas' Chad Morris are among the coaches whose teams are struggling and would be costly to fire.
Using the Congrove Computer Rankings, here is the difference in power rating for all 130 teams from their preseason expectation to their current standing.
Our weekly Outland Trophy sojourn takes us to Seattle, where we check back in on Oregon and Washington in what may be the Pac-12’s biggest game of the year. We also feature Boise State's game at BYU as the Broncos remain undefeated and in good position in the weeks before the first playoff rankings are released.
Highlights of notable Maxwell and Bednarik Award candidates from last week, plus must-see week 7 games.
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, shows the Congrove Computer Rankings (CCR) on CollegeFootballPoll.com had the best record for projecting outright winners in the second half of the 2018 season.
The CCR also had the most correct straight-up predictions in the second-half of 2014, and the best record against-the-spread for the entire 2016 campaign.
We compare the sportsbooks' average spread with the computer's projection, and feature those games where we believe the computer has the best chance of being right. When it comes to the Upset picks, we list every game that the computer picks the opposite team of the 'Vegas' favorite. The computer's upset picks have hit 65% against the spread (98-52) since the second week of November of 2017.
The Congrove Computer Rankings at CollegeFootballPoll.com are predicting a whopping 9 outright upsets this week, including 3 games with a double-digit swing from the Vegas line.