AP Top 25 Poll, Rankings Prediction: Week 11

AP top 25 poll, college football rankings prediction, Week 11. What will it be on Sunday morning?

What will the 2022 AP Poll potentially look like? It’s our predicted best guess on the early college football rankings after Week 11


2022 Week 11 AP Top 25 Poll, Rankings Prediction

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Note that this is NOT the actual 2022 Week 11 AP Poll – it’s our prediction and projection of what it might be before its release.

Number in parentheses is where each team finished in last week’s rankings.    

25 Illinois Fighting Illini 7-3 (21)

24 Tulane Green Wave 8-2 (16)

23 NC State Wolfpack 7-3 (17)

22 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 9-1 (NR)

21 Cincinnati Bearcats 8-2 (NR)

20 Florida State Seminoles 7-3 (25)

CFN Rankings 1-131: Week 11

19 Kansas State Wildcats 7-3 (23)

18 UCF Knights 8-2 (22)

17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 7-3 (20)

16 Washington Huskies 8-2 (24)

Coaches Poll Week Prediction 11

15 UCLA Bruins 8-2 (9)

14 Ole Miss Rebels 8-2 (11)

13 Oregon Ducks 8-2 (6)

12 Penn State Nittany Lions 8-2 (14)

11 Utah Utes 8-2 (13)

College Football Playoff Rankings Week 3 Prediction

10 North Carolina Tar Heels 9-1 (15)

9 Clemson Tigers 9-1 (12)

8 Alabama Crimson Tide 8-2 (10)

7 USC Trojans 9-1 (8)

6 LSU Tigers 8-2 (7)

2022 Scoreboard, Results: Week 11

5 Tennessee Volunteers 9-1 (5)

4 TCU Horned Frogs 10-0 (4)

3 Michigan Wolverines 10-0 (3)

2 Ohio State Buckeyes 10-0 (2)

1 Georgia Bulldogs 10-0 (1)

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College Football Playoff Rankings Top 25 Prediction Week 2, November 8

College Football Playoff rankings prediction. What will the first top 25 be when it comes out on Tuesday night?

What will the College Football Playoff rankings potentially be? It’s the predicted best guess on the second 2022 CFP Top 25.


College Football Playoff Rankings Prediction: Week 2, November 8

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Note that below are NOT the actual 2022 College Football Playoff rankings – those come out Tuesday night, November 8th. This is our prediction and projection of what the top 25 might be.

25. Florida State Seminoles 6-3 (NR)

24. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6-3 (NR)

23. Kentucky Wildcats 6-3 (NR)

23. Liberty Flames 8-1 (NR)

21. Texas Longhorns 6-3 (24)

20. UCF Knights 7-2 (25)

19. Kansas State Wildcats 6-3 (13)

18. Illinois Fighting Illini 7-2 (16)

17. NC State Wolfpack 7-2 (22)

16. Tulane Green Wave 8-1 (19)

AP Poll Prediction: Week 10

15. Penn State Nittany Lions 7-2 (15)

14. Utah Utes 7-2 (14)

13. North Carolina Tar Heels 8-1 (17)

12. Alabama Crimson Tide 7-2 (6)

11. Clemson Tigers 8-1 (4)

CFN Rankings 1-131: Week 10

10. UCLA Bruins 8-1 (12)

9. Ole Miss Rebels 8-1 (11)

8. LSU Tigers 7-2 (10)

7. USC Trojans 8-1 (9)

6. Oregon Ducks 8-1 (8)

Coaches Poll Prediction: Week 10

5. Tennessee Volunteers 8-1 (1)

4. TCU Horned Frogs 9-0 (7)

3. Michigan Wolverines 9-0 (5)

2. Ohio State Buckeyes 9-0 (2)

1. Georgia Bulldogs 9-0 (3)

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College Football Odds: Opening Lines, Values Week 11

College Football Odds: Opening Lines, Values Week 10. The early college football lines and odds for Week 11 of the 2022 season. Where are the potential values?

The early college football lines and odds for Week 11 of the 2022 season. Where are the potential values?


College Football Week 11 Opening Lines Early Odds

What are the opening lines for Week 11 of the college football season, and what should they probably be?

Every week I give my guess at what first lines will be without looking, and then add them in after to see just how far off my first thoughts are.

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College Football Week 11 Lines: Tuesday, November 8

Eastern Michigan at Akron
Fiu Early Guess: Eastern Michigan -5
Actual Line: Eastern Michigan -7

Ohio at Miami University
Fiu Early Guess: Ohio -4.5
Actual Line: Ohio -1

Ball State at Toledo
Fiu Early Guess: Toledo -9.5
Actual Line: Toledo -12

College Football Week 11 Lines: Wednesday, November 9

Northern Illinois at Western Michigan
Fiu Early Guess: Western Michigan -5
Actual Line: EVEN

Buffalo at Central Michigan
Fiu Early Guess: Buffalo -5.5
Actual Line: Buffalo -2

Kent State at Bowling Green
Fiu Early Guess: Bowling Green -3
Actual Line: Kent State -2.5

College Football Week 11 Lines: Thursday, November 10

Tulsa at Memphis
Fiu Early Guess: Memphis -6.5
Actual Line: Memphis -6.5

Georgia Southern at Louisiana
Fiu Early Guess: Louisiana -3
Actual Line:  Louisiana -3

College Football Week 11 Lines: Friday, November 11

East Carolina at Cincinnati
Fiu Early Guess: Cincinnati -9.5
Actual Line: Cincinnati -5.5

Colorado at USC
Fiu Early Guess: USC -35
Actual Line: USC -34

Fresno State at UNLV
Fiu Early Guess: Fresno State -15.5
Actual Line: Fresno State -8.5

College Football Week 11 Lines: Saturday, November 12

Missouri at Tennessee
Fiu Early Guess: Tennessee -20
Actual Line: Tennessee -21

Indiana at Ohio State
Fiu Early Guess: Ohio State -38.5
Actual Line: Ohio State -40.5

LSU at Arkansas
Fiu Early Guess: LSU -5
Actual Line: LSU -3

Purdue at Illinois
Fiu Early Guess: Illinois -7.5
Actual Line: Illinois -6.5

Vanderbilt at Kentucky
Fiu Early Guess: Kentucky -13.5
Actual Line: Kentucky -17.5

Oklahoma at West Virginia
Fiu Early Guess: Oklahoma -9
Actual Line: Oklahoma -7.5

Notre Dame vs Navy (in Baltimore)
Fiu Early Guess: Notre Dame -17
Actual Line: Notre Dame -17

Liberty at UConn
Fiu Early Guess: Liberty -23.5
Actual Line: Liberty -14.5

Rutgers at Michigan State
Fiu Early Guess: Michigan State -10.5
Actual Line: Michigan State -12

Virginia Tech at Duke
Fiu Early Guess: Duke -8
Actual Line: Duke -10

Pitt at Virginia
Fiu Early Guess: Pitt -9.5
Actual Line: Pitt -4

SMU at USF
Fiu Early Guess: SMU -20
Actual Line: SMU -17.5

ULM at Georgia State
Fiu Early Guess: Georgia State -12.5
Actual Line: Georgia State -14

James Madison at Old Dominion
Fiu Early Guess: Old Dominion -2
Actual Line: James Madison -7.5

Rice at WKU
Fiu Early Guess: WKU -15
Actual Line: WKU -13

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AP Top 25 Poll, Rankings Prediction: Week 10

AP top 25 poll, college football rankings prediction, Week 10. What will it be on Sunday morning?

What will the 2022 AP Poll potentially look like? It’s our predicted best guess on the early college football rankings after Week 10


2022 Week 10 AP Top 25 Poll, Rankings Prediction

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Note that this is NOT the actual 2022 Week 10 AP Poll – it’s our prediction and projection of what it might be before its release.

Number in parentheses is where each team finished in last week’s rankings.    

25 Washington Huskies 7-2 (NR)

24 Cincinnati Bearcats 7-2 (NR)

23 Kansas State Wildcats 6-3 (13)

22 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6-3 (NR)

21 Texas Longhorns 6-3 (NR)

CFN Rankings 1-131: Week 10

20 UCF Knights 7-2 (25)

19 Illinois Fighting Illini 7-2 (14)

18 Liberty Flames 8-1 (23)

17 NC State Wolfpack 7-2 (21)

16 Tulane Green Wave 8-1 (19)

Coaches Poll Week 10 Prediction

15 North Carolina Tar Heels 8-1 (17)

14 Penn State Nittany Lions 8-2 (16)

13 Utah Utes 7-2 (12)

12 Clemson Tigers 8-1 (5)

11 Ole Miss Rebels 8-1 (11)

College Football Playoff Rankings Week 2 Prediction

10 Alabama Crimson Tide 7-2 (6)

9 LSU Tigers 7-2 (15)

8 UCLA Bruins 8-1 (10)

7 USC Trojans 8-1 (9)

6 Oregon Ducks 8-1 (8)

2022 Scoreboard, Results: Week 10

5 Tennessee Volunteers 8-1 (T2)

4 TCU Horned Frogs 9-0 (7)

3 Michigan Wolverines 9-0 (4)

2 Ohio State Buckeyes 9-0 (T2)

1 Georgia Bulldogs 9-0 (1)

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10 Best College Football Predictions Against The Spread Week 10

10 best predictions and picks against the spread and point totals for the Week 10 college football games.

10 best predictions for this week’s college football slate. What games appear to be the best bets and best picks for the Week 10 games?


10 Best College Football Predictions: Week 10

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Results So Far: 53-47-1

This is a serious week that calls for serious predictions.

Besides a few massive whiffs here and there – seriously, thanks SO much, TCU, for that unnecessary TD pass in the final 20 seconds against West Virginia – the biggest complaint comes from those of you wanting bigger picks and bigger calls for the bigger games.

Of course money doesn’t care if it’s on Akron or Alabama, it’s all the same, but every once in a while it’s a little easier to dive in head first into the giant battles with more known parts.

Just ask anyone who thinks they have the MAC clocked this year.

I’ve got a crazy gimmick idea I’ll save for next week with the alternative top ten picks – aka FADE FADE FADE. For now, though, with so much on the line with the Week 10 showdowns, we’re not messing around.

This starts with the giant games everyone will be watching, and yes ATS lovers, these are all going to be picks against the spread …

Except for the two at the very end.

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10. Alabama at LSU

LINE Alabama -13.5
PICK LSU

Full disclosure, I’m not the hugest fan of this pick only because it goes against my DNA to ever pick against Alabama.

I got a hive just writing that.

I know Alabama is amazing when Nick Saban and his $25 million coaching staff get two weeks to figure it all out, and I know Tennessee destroyed LSU 40-13 in Death Valley.

That loss to the Vols was a day game, and we all know LSU is a totally different problem to deal with in Baton Rouge at night.

Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas were probably the three best teams on the Bama slate so far. All were away from Tuscaloosa, and each one was a problem in its own way.

The Tide will win, but in a nasty road environment against a team that had two weeks off after beating Ole Miss by 25, give me the double digit home dog.

9. Tennessee at Georgia

LINE Georgia -8.5
PICK Georgia

More full disclosure, I think I’ve picked against Tennessee in every game this year. Yeah, that has served me well, so do with this as you will.

8.5 is a LOT to be giving the No. 1 team in the College Football Playoff rankings, but I’m just going come out and say it …

I know this is supposed to be all analytical with logic and rationale, and I hate projecting feelings on an entire team of 18-to-23-year-old kids as if it’s a singular thing. However, I can’t get past the idea that Georgia isn’t going to take being ranked No. 3 all that well.

That might be just that one little bit of extra juice that takes this team to a whole other level of focus.

It’s not like the defending national champ is crawling into this. It won its last three games over Auburn, Vanderbilt, and Florida by a combined score of 141 to 30.  As much as everyone wants to hate on the close call to Missouri, that was the only time anyone came closer than 17 points against this bunch.

Again, Tennessee has made me look ridiculous time and again – I’ve gotten used to it – but as much as I love that the world finally figured out how great Hendon Hooker is, I think this will be about ol’ Stetson Bennett and that Dawg D.

And for the third humongous game of the weekend before we get back to business …

8. Clemson at Notre Dame

LINE Clemson -3.5
PICK Clemson

I missed on Notre Dame against Syracuse last week – for some reason I ignored just how banged up the Orange were – and I totally overloved BYU before Marcus Freeman’s running game went off in Vegas. However, for the most part I’ve been pretty good on my Irish picks.

I took them to cover against Ohio State, thought they’d struggle with Stanford, and had them beating North Carolina. I think I’ve got this one, and it comes down to one simple premise.

Clemson’s NFL defensive front got two weeks off to get ready for this.

It’s Clemson, so of course there won’t be anything easy on the way to the win. However, Notre Dame probably can’t win if it doesn’t run for 200 yards, and Clemson isn’t going to allow that to happen.

Oh, and for all the struggles and problems, no one has come closer than six against the Tigers.

7. South Carolina at Vanderbilt

LINE South Carolina -6.5
ATS PICK Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt is all rested after two weeks off before a home game. It gave Missouri problems in a 17-14 Commodore loss on the road, and South Carolina is coming off an ugly 23-10 loss to Mizzou just last week.

It’s okay. This is an up-and-down Gamecock team, and I’m believing things are about to swing back up.

South Carolina couldn’t run a lick on the Tigers – it’ll run just fine on Vandy. That, and Commodore passing game won’t be accurate enough. It has hit more than 65% of its passes just once, and it lost to Ole Miss by 24.

South Carolina is 5-0 against teams that didn’t connect on 65% of its passes, and 0-3 against teams that did. That, and along with a good day from the ground game, Spencer Rattler will throw for at least 250 yards.

Speaking of Missouri …

6. Kentucky at Missouri

LINE Kentucky -1.5
ATS PICK Missouri

I’ve been trying so hard to make Kentucky a thing. However, my timing is off.

I thought it would get by Ole Miss – nope. Even with quarterback issues I thought it would get by South Carolina – nope. I got the hint and took Mississippi State – nope, the Cats beat the Bulldogs. And then last week I honestly thought UK had the knuckleball style and passing game to maybe catch Tennessee in an all-time sandwich game. Triple nope.

I’m due.

Will Levis is gutting it out, but he’s really hurt. His toughness is a plus for the pro scouts to see, but it’s going to be a problem against a sneaky-amazing Missouri defense that hasn’t allowed 300 yards of total offense in any of the last three games and in four of the last five.

All three Kentucky losses came when it allowed more than 140 yards. Missouri will run for 140, the D will come up with two takeaways, and the secondary should hold up just enough against a game Levis to get the upset.

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Eagles vs Texans Prediction, Game Preview

Eagles vs Texans game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 9 game on Sunday, November 6

Eagles vs Texans prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 9, Sunday, November 6


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Date: Sunday, November 6
Game Time: 8:15 ET
Venue: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
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Record: Eagles (7-0), Texans (1-5-1)
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Why Eagles Will Win

No, there won’t be any lines here about the Eagle being no-hit, but …

The defense really has been terrific.

The offense gets all the love with the fewest turnovers, the second-most points, and the most dangerous all-around running game in the NFL considering all the parts in play, but it’s the other side that’s starting to make this look easy.

The Eagles take the ball away in bunches, the run defense has been terrific, and Houston doesn’t have the firepower to do much if it gets down early.

It doesn’t help that the run defense is the worst in the league and just got steamrolled over by Derrick Henry in a 17-10 loss to the Titans, but …

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Why Texans Will Win

Lovie Smith’s team will battle.

No, the offense isn’t doing anything great lately, and no, the defense isn’t doing much of anything against the run, but Dameon Pierce is a nice back to work around – he just needs a little more help from the downfield passing game to find space.

The defense has enough moments when it’s able to hold up and get off the field, and overall it’s doing a nice job of bending but not breaking.

And then there’s the Thursday night factor. If you’re going be the massive underdog against the best team in the NFL, get this game on a short week, get physical right away, and see just how sharp the other side is.

The Eagles will give up running yards, but …

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What’s Going To Happen

This might be the one time when watching a baseball game might be more interesting than what happens in the NFL.

Oh to be in a sports bar in Philadelphia and Houston on Thursday. The Texas will provide enough of a first half push to divide the attention of the two cities – at least a little bit – but after a slew of mistakes and misfires, Jalen Hurts will rise up in the second half.

Last week it was AJ Brown’s game, this week it’ll be DeVonta Smith’s turn to have a big night as the Eagles overcome a good performance by Pearce and the Texans.

And the Phillies will get to Verlander by the fifth inning and win outright – you won’t need the 1.5. The over on the 7.5 will hit, too.

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Eagles vs Texans Prediction, Line

Eagles 27, Houston 14
Line: Philadelphia -14, o/u: 45.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Eagles vs Texans Must See Rating: 2.5

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UNLV vs San Diego State: Keys to a Rebels Win, How to Watch, Odds, Prediction

UNLV vs San Diego State: Keys to a Rebels Win, How to Watch, Odds, Prediction The Rebels and Aztecs meet in San Diego for a key game in the West Division Contact/Follow @MWCwire Brumfield expected to play; can the Rebels stop 3-game slide? WEEK 10: …

UNLV vs San Diego State: Keys to a Rebels Win, How to Watch, Odds, Prediction


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Brumfield expected to play; can the Rebels stop 3-game slide?

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WEEK 10: UNLV Rebels at San Diego State Aztecs

WHERE: Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego, California

WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2022 – 7:00pm EST (4:00pm PST)

TV: CBS Sports Network 

STREAMING: Fans can sign up to receive a free one-week trial of Fubo, by following this link.

RADIO: ESPN 1100AM & 100.9 FM

SERIES RECORD: This will be the 32nd meeting between UNLV and San Diego State. The Aztecs have won 22 of the last 31 matchups, including 7 of 8 meetings since 2014.

WEBSITES: goaztecs.com is the official San Diego State University Athletics website | unlvrebels.com is the University of Nevada Las Vegas Athletics official website.

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ODDS: SDSU Aztecs by -6.5

PARKER FLEMING PROJECTION: SDSU Aztecs by 3.08

Coming out of a bye week, the UNLV Rebels will head into San Diego to begin what Head Coach Marcus Arroyo is referring to as their “stretch run” against the San Diego State Aztecs. The Rebels have four games remaining in their 2022 campaign, as do the Aztecs, and both squads are looking to get back on the winning track. Further, the Rebels and the Aztecs are coming into this contest with identical 4-4 records, including 2-2 in Mountain West Conference play. 

The Rebels picked up some good news earlier this week, when quarterback Doug Brumfield returned to practice, on track to start for UNLV this Saturday. Brumfield will look to get the offense back on track against the Aztecs, as the Rebels offense has scored only 35 points in its last three games, since the sophomore was injured in an October 7 game against San Jose State.

Besides Brumfield, the Rebels stated running back Aidan Robbins and wide receiver Kyle Williams returned to practice in non-contact jerseys and are considered day-to-day. Wide receiver Jeff Weimer was also limited at practice and is considered week-to-week. At Arroyo’s press conference on Monday, there was no further indication whether any or all of the players would be ready for Saturday.

UNLV is looking for a crucial win within the Mountain West’s West division, and the Aztecs are a team they appear to match up quite well with. The Rebels offense has averaged just over 350 yards per game on the season; the Aztecs defense has surrendered more than 370 yards per game thus far. The Aztecs will look to establish their running game, ranked 48th nationally at 172.1 yards per game, against a Rebels defense giving up 171.8 rushing yards per contest. 

This late in the season, two teams appearing so evenly matched, a lot of expectations can rest on the outcome. A loss can all but extinguish any chance at a spot in the conference championship game, while a win can not only keep the victor in contention but draw one step closer to bowl eligibility. For the Rebels to get this crucial win on the road, there are a few key factors the team will need to focus on:

Get Brumfield Going Early

While there may be some rust to shake off, Doug Brumfield has led the UNLV offense this season by being decisive and pushing the tempo from the opening drive and for much of the first half. Whether it be as part of the rushing attack or completing short passes on early downs, Brumfield has excelled this season at finding players in space and leading them downfield in a hurry, often to catch a defense on its heels and moving the chains.

Conversely, when the play calling and execution has left the Rebels in third-and-long situations, the team has struggled mightily, ranking 115th nationally in third down conversions (31-for-98).

Brumfield should expect San Diego State to bring pressure early and often, especially if the last two weeks are any indication. In its last two games, against Nevada and Fresno State, the Aztecs’ defense has produced ten sacks, 19 tackles for loss, and 68 pressures. This could be a case of the Rebels having to “weather the early storm” before finding adjustments or openings against San Diego State later in the game.

The Running Game: Less Explosive, More Pop?

While one of the few bright spots in UNLV’s loss to Notre Dame was Courtney Reese going for 142 yards, outside of two runs for 74 and 47 yards, Reese was only able to gain 21 yards on nine carries. While those long runs helped set up two touchdown drives for the Rebels to keep them competitive against the Irish, it also led to too many drives ending in three-and-out. As the offense sputtered, the defense tired, and the game slipped from their grasp much too quickly.

Against the Aztecs, who are giving up 129.0 rushing yards per game, UNLV will need to at least challenge them with their running game. At worst, even if some drives end up going three-plays-and-out, UNLV should be mindful and consider taking enough time off the clock to give the defense a chance to catch its breath; best case scenario, if the Rebels can find success in the ground game, they can then aim to control time of possession and force the Aztecs to possibly play with fewer possessions. 

At this time, it is unknown if Aidan Robbins will be available for this contest, but it’s no secret his skills would be a tremendous contribution to the Rebels. Whether Robbins is or is not available, Courtney Reese and Jordan Younge-Humphrey will be called upon to carry the load. 

Given the number of variables to contend with this late in the season, UNLV coaches and play callers might also need to rethink their approach in this game and re-examine the play selection on first and second down. Given the team’s recent struggles, it might be late enough in the season to add a new formation or a few trick plays to possibly keep a defense guessing, or at least attempt for a more manageable third down conversion.

Defensively, Keep Mayden in the Pocket

If the UNLV defense has shown one weakness in the past few weeks, it’s that a mobile quarterback outside the pocket, by play design or his own accord, wreaks havoc on responsibilities and leaves far too much open across the field. The Rebels may need to rely on a game plan for the Aztecs based on their adjustments in the New Mexico game; once Miles Kendrick was contained and pressured, the Rebels were able to force their opponent into more difficult spots and ultimately shut down the Lobos’ offense.

If San Diego State can utilize Jalen Mayden as a passer and a rusher, it could be a long day for the Rebels on defense. But pressure to limit Mayden’s mobility, and disrupt leading rusher Jordan Byrd and running back Chance Bell, should produce dividends early for the Rebels and give the secondary opportunities to make plays downfield.

Getting a Grip on the Intangibles

If there’s been a constant in the Rebels’ season thus far, it’s been the turnovers at crucial times in the game, whether to help or hurt the Rebels. Interceptions, fumbles, blocked punts – they’ve gone the Rebels’ way at times, leading to decisive victories. In recent weeks, however, those turnovers have gone against the team, turning losses into blowouts or stopping any hope of a late comeback. 

Can the Rebels learn from those critical plays? Is there something the Rebels can glean for this week’s game, to use against the Aztecs?

Or maybe the intangible is the impact a player can have just by being on the field. For the first time this season, defensive back Ricky Johnson returns to the field for the Rebels. Head Coach Marcus Arroyo spoke about Johnson during this week’s press conference: “Now it’s about Ricky getting back to Ricky. Making sure he gets back in the mix.”

Prediction

Given how decisive almost every Rebels game has gone this season, for better or worse, this game is projecting as a very competitive contest, one that could easily be decided on the final drive.

Expect the Rebels and Aztecs to trade a couple of long drives in the first half, in front of a raucous Homecoming crowd in San Diego. The Aztecs have endured a long year, on and off the field, and they’ll compete not only for their own Homecoming, but on the heels of a stinging loss to Fresno State just one week earlier.

UNLV will also be looking to put its own recent losses behind them. Doug Brumfield returning will improve the offense, and if the running game can get going, the Rebels will look to take their shots downfield. The Rebels’ defense up front will play to control the pocket, relying on their secondary to win the turnover battle with a couple of key interceptions.

Look for a returning Kyle Williams and wide receiver Ricky White to make a few big plays and keep the Rebels in the game offensively, long enough for kicker Daniel Gutierrez to win it with a late field goal.

UNLV 27, San Diego State 24

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Week 9 Mountain West Football Power Rankings

Week 9 Mountain West Football Power Rankings The curse is broken Contact/Follow @MWCwire Boise State bucks a trend We had multiple times this year that saw the top team in our power rankings, but this past week Boise State as able to not fall after …

Week 9 Mountain West Football Power Rankings


The curse is broken


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Boise State bucks a trend

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We had multiple times this year that saw the top team in our power rankings, but this past week Boise State as able to not fall after being named the best team of the week from our prestigious Mountain West Wire power rankings.

The Broncos easily took care of Colorado State and also remained undefeated in league play. Their path to the conference title game is pretty clear with one team left in their way in the Wyoming Cowboys.

There were just four games last week and the favorites took care of business so the shuffling in our Week 9 poll is at a minimum.

Before we get to the rankings here is our some of our staff voted.

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College Football Playoff Rankings Top 25 Prediction Week 1, November 1

College Football Playoff rankings prediction. What will the first top 25 be when it comes out on Tuesday night?

What will the College Football Playoff rankings potentially be? It’s the predicted best guess on the first 2022 CFP Top 25.


The College Football rankings are different than the AP poll and Coaches top 25. It’s a different method.

The committee goes step-by-step as it debates No. 25 all the way to 1. It’s a meticulous process taking into account a slew of factors, so even if you don’t agree, understand there was a whole lot of thought behind each spot.

Having been through this down in Grapevine, Texas, and knowing how it all works – eye test, strength of schedule, big wins matter more than tough losses – here’s the best guess on how the committee might see the first top 25.

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Note that below are NOT the actual 2022 College Football Playoff rankings – those come out Tuesday night, November 1st. This is our prediction and projection of what the top 25 might be.

College Football Playoff Rankings Prediction: Week 1, November 1

25. Washington Huskies 6-2

24. Florida State Seminoles 5-3

23. Tulane Green Wave 7-1

22. NC State Wolfpack 6-2

21. Oklahoma State Cowboys 6-2

20. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 6-2

19. Oregon State Beavers 6-2

18. Syracuse Orange 6-2

17. Utah Utes 6-2

16. Penn State Nittany Lions 6-2

What the CFP committee SHOULD do

15. LSU Tigers 6-2

14. Kansas State Wildcats 6-2

13. North Carolina Tar Heels 7-1

12. Illinois Fighting Illini 7-1

11. USC Trojans 7-1

Bowl Projections

10. UCLA Bruins 7-1

9. Ole Miss Rebels 8-1

8. Oregon Ducks 7-1

7. Alabama Crimson Tide 7-1

6. TCU Horned Frogs 8-0

CFN Rankings 1-131: Week 9

5. Clemson Tigers 8-0

4. Michigan Wolverines 8-0

3. Ohio State Buckeyes 8-0

2. Georgia Bulldogs 8-0

1. Tennessee Volunteers 8-0

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Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff Predictions: Week 9

What are the bowl projections and the College Football Playoff calls after Week 9 of the college football season?

Now there’s a new problem.

Very quickly we go from having too many teams likely to be bowl eligible to potentially not enough.

Texas A&M? That’s not a sure thing. BYU? Probably out unless something big happens. Michigan State? It’s going to take a few upsets to get there. Stanford? Probably not. Texas Tech isn’t a sure thing, and neither is Kansas – the loser of that matchup in a few weeks is likely out.

It’s not time to get into the APR thing among the 5-7 teams quite yet – if you don’t know, don’t ask; we’ll explain later if needed. For now there should be enough teams to fill the spots, so …

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Bowl Projections: Week 9

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All Times Eastern

HomeTown Lenders Bahamas Bowl

Friday, December 16, 2022
11:30 am, ESPN
Thomas Robinson Stadium, Nassau, Bahamas
Last Year: Middle Tennessee 31, Toledo 24
Bowl Ties: Conference USA vs MAC
Bowl Projection: North Texas vs Kent State

Duluth Trading Cure Bowl

Friday, December 16, 2022
3:00, ESPN
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Last Year: Coastal Carolina 47, Northern Illinois 41
Bowl Ties: Group of Five vs Group of Five or Army
Bowl Projection: South Alabama vs Air Force

Wasabi Fenway Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
11:00 am, ESPN
Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Last Year: Canceled
Bowl Ties: ACC vs American Athletic (Conference USA)
Bowl Projection: Miami vs Cincinnati

Cricket Celebration Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
12:00, ABC
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Last Year: South Carolina State 31, Jackson State 10
Bowl Ties: MEAC vs SWAC
Bowl Projection: North Carolina Central vs Jackson State

New Mexico Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
2:15, ESPN
Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
Last Year: Fresno State 31, UTEP 24
Bowl Ties: Mountain West vs AAC, C-USA, MAC or Sun Belt
Bowl Projection: Fresno State vs UTSA

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
3:30, ABC
SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA
Last Year: Utah State 24, Oregon State 13
Bowl Ties: Mountain West vs Pac-12
Bowl Projection: Boise State vs Washington State

LendingTree Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
5:45, ESPN
Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL
Last Year: Liberty 56, Eastern Michigan 20
Bowl Ties: MAC vs Sun Belt (C-USA)
Bowl Projection: Miami University vs Louisiana

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
7:30, ABC
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Last Year: Wisconsin 20, Arizona State 13
Bowl Ties: Pac-12 vs SEC
Bowl Projection: Washington vs Mississippi State

Frisco Bowl

Saturday, December 17, 2022
9:15, ESPN
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Last Year: San Diego State 38, UTSA 24
Bowl Ties: Group of Five vs Group of Five or Army
Bowl Projection: Ball State vs Southern Miss

Myrtle Beach Bowl

Monday, December 19, 2022
2:30, ESPN
Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC
Last Year: Tulsa 30, Old Dominion 17
Bowl Ties: C-USA, MAC, Sun Belt
Bowl Projection: Bowling Green vs Appalachian State

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
3:30 ESPN
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
Last Year: Wyoming 52, Kent State 38
Bowl Ties: MAC vs Mountain West
Bowl Projection: Ohio vs Wyoming

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
7:30, ESPN
FAU Stadium, Boca Raton, FL
Last Year: WKU 59, Appalachian State 38
Bowl Ties: Group of Five vs Group of Five
Bowl Projection: Georgia Southern vs UNLV

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Wednesday, December 21, 2022
9:00, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Last Year: Louisiana 36, Marshall 21
Bowl Ties: Conference USA vs Sun Belt
Bowl Projection: UAB vs Coastal Carolina 

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Thursday, December 22, 2022
7:30, ESPN
Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX
Last Year: Army 24, Missouri 22
Bowl Ties: American Athletic vs Conference USA (Big 12, Pac-12)
Bowl Projection: Houston vs WKU

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl

Friday, December 23, 2022
TBA, ESPN
Independence Bowl, Shreveport, LA
Last Year: UAB 31, BYU 28
Bowl Ties: American Athletic vs Army
Bowl Projection: East Carolina vs Liberty

Union Home Gasparilla Bowl

Friday, December 23, 2022
TBA, ESPN
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Last Year: UCF 29, Florida 17
Bowl Ties: ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC (AAC, C-USA)
Bowl Projection: Pitt vs Florida 

Easyport Hawaii Bowl

Saturday, December 24, 2022
8:00, ESPN
Clarence TC Ching Complex, Honolulu, HI
Last Year: Canceled
Bowl Ties: Conference USA vs Mountain West
Bowl Projection: Middle Tennessee vs San Jose State

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