We've selected 8 games this week where we believe the computer has the best chance at being correct this week, and the computer is projecting 4 outright upsets.
The Iowa State Cyclones limited No. 6 West Virginia’s high-powered offense to just 152 total yards, recording seven sacks for a second consecutive week in a 30-14 win in Ames. For holding the Mountaineers to their lowest offensive output since 2000, the Cyclones (3-3) moved past an impressive list of worthy candidates to earn National Team of the Week honors for games held during the college football week of Oct. 9-13.
Alan Lamar ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns and Yale beat Pennsylvania 23-10
The College Football Playoff committee will release their first rankings of the 2018 season on October 30. That leaves just two more weeks of action, including this weekend, before the anxiously anticipated unveiling.
The Prediction Tracker, which monitors more than 60 computer rating systems, presented the Congrove Computer Rankings an award for having the best against-the-spread record of any system in 2016.
The CCR was also awarded for the best (least) bias in 2006 and straight-up predictions in the second-half of 2014
Six members of the Congrove Computer Rankings' top 25 are idle this week, but a trio of battles among higher-ranked teams are in the offering.
The weekly FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll, voted on by a panel of football writers and college football Hall Of Fame members, was released Monday morning and has Alabama solidifying its' lead over the rest of the field. The Crimson Tide received all but 1 of the 51 of the available first-place votes and that went to Notre Dame.
Morgan Ellison has been suspended for 2 1/2 years from Indiana University in a sexual assault case, dismissing him permanently from the football team
Finally, the computer rankings compute. Alabama has ascended to the top of the heap, just as the voter polls have said all year.
Losses took down seven teams this week, including 4 in the Top 10. LSU was the biggest giant-slayer as Ed Orgeron's bunch, ranked 14th in the Congrove Computer Rankings (CCR Top 130), walloped 5th-ranked Georgia 36-16 in Baton Rouge. The other casualties were No. 8 Penn State (lost 21-17 to No. 19 Michigan State, No. 9 Washington (lost 30-27 in overtime at No. 34 Oregon), No. 10 Wisconsin (crushed 38-13 at No. 6 Michigan), No. 11 Miami (shocked 16-13 at No. 52 Virginia), No. 12 West Virginia (tossed aside 30-14 at No. 49 Iowa State), and No. 21 Auburn (lost 30-24 at No. 84 Tennessee).
The college football week continues on Thursday night with a Big 12 showdown in Ft. Worth when Texas Tech visits TCU as a 4.47-point underdog. One game is already in the books as Appalachian State put a 35-9 thumping on Arkansas State in Jonesboro on Tuesday.
CFP 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
The Texas Longhorns scored a series-high 48 points against No. 7 Oklahoma and hit a game-winning field goal in the waning seconds to come away with one of their biggest Red River Showdown wins in school history, 48-45 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. For staying atop the Big 12 Conference standings and beating their arch-rival, Texas (5-1) is the National Team of the Week for games played the weekend of October 4/6.
The college football week starts with a single Sun Belt game on Tuesday night, followed by a pair of Thursday night contests and a trio of games on Friday.