Then this weekend, Auburn were given a few revenge by means of knocking off the brand new No. 2 crew, Florida. Of course, the only constant has been Ohio State, sitting in the pinnacle spot all season. Here’s a take a look at the top groups in my college energy rankings.
Ohio State (88 PR): The Buckeyes (7-0 SU, 6-1 ATS) got 22BET here into this season No. 1 due to an tremendous quantity of offensive talent returning. The offense has been as excellent as marketed averaging 33 factors, 155 yards dashing and 235 passing in the back of senior QB Troy Smith (68%, 17 TDs, 2 INTs), RB Antonio Pittman and speedy wide outs Anthony Gonzalez and Ted Ginn Jr.
What has been the massive surprise is the defense, which lost its pinnacle expertise from 2005. The protection has been stellar, allowing 9 points per game. It may additionally wonder you however the Buckeyes are 6-1 below the entire because of that protection. Just as surprising is that this crew has faced its hardest opposition already, prevailing at Texas and Iowa.
Ohio State is 14-0 SU, 14-1 ATS its ultimate 14 games going lower back to final season. The could have cakewalk agenda the rest of the manner and ought to be eleven-zero for the November 18 clash with Michigan, presently No. 2 in the kingdom. The Buckeyes have that sport at home and they are 32-2 SU, 22-10-1 ATS their remaining 34 domestic games!
Michigan (eighty four): Lloyd Carr clearly hasn’t opened the offense up this season, as they are passing for much less than one hundred ninety yards in step with game. He likes a balanced attack and they have one with QB Chad Henne and RB Mike Hart. However, the Wolverines were triumphing with an first-rate protection.
The the front line has been astounding, harking back to the 1997 country wide identify team, permitting 40 yards rushing 1.7 yards in keeping with deliver! They have risen to every venture, triumphing at Notre Dame (forty seven-21) and at Penn State on Saturday.