Okay MyBookie college football betting nation, with Week 15 on tap and just one week of regular season action remaining following this coming weekend, it’s time to take a look at the latest winners and losers in the national College Football Playoff Rankings.
With the top six teams in the CFP rankings unchanged and conference championship play set for Saturday, Dec. 19, let’s find out which teams are trending up and which ones saw their postseason hopes take a big hit following last weekend. With that being said, let’s get right to it so you can keep placing your bets against their NCAAF odds.
College Football Top 25 – Winners and Losers After Week 14
Winners – Each of the following teams saw either their CFP or AP rankings improve after last weekend.
- No. 19 Louisiana (9-1)
The Ragin’ Cajuns are the week’s biggest winners after moving up six spots in the CFP poll, following its hard-fought 24-21 win over Appalachian State last weekend. Louisiana closes out its 2020 campaign with a huge Sun Belt conference championship matchup against unbeaten and 13th-ranked Coastal Carolina.
- No. 13 Coastal Carolina (10-0)
Speaking of the Chanticleers, Coastal Carolina is up 5 spots in the CFP poll following its stunning 22-17 ‘upset’ win over No. 13 BYU last weekend. The Chanticleers have been the biggest and best feel-good story in all of college football this season as they get set to battle No. 19 Louisiana in the Sun Belt conference championship.
- No. 15 USC (4-0)
The Trojans are up 5 in the CFP rankings and up one spot in the AP poll after smacking Washington State around en route to a commanding 38-13 win on Sunday. USC will take on UCLA on Saturday, but the Trojans have absolutely no hopes of reaching the CFP – or – a New Year’s Bowl Six matchup as well.
- No. 16 Iowa (5-2)
The Hawkeyes are up three spots in the CFP poll and up five spots in the AP poll as they head into their weekend matchup against Wisconsin. Iowa has won five straight after dropping its first two games of the season, including its 35-21 beat-down of Illinois on Saturday.
- No. 7 Iowa State (8-2)
The Cyclones are up two spots in the CFP poll and an identical two spots in the AP poll after pounding West Virginia 42-6 on Saturday. Iowa State has won five straight as they get set to battle No. 11 Oklahoma in the Big 12 conference championship on Dec. 19.
- No. 24 Tulsa (6-1)
The Golden Hurricane are up four spots in the AP poll to No. 18 while remaining unchanged in the CFP rankings. The regular-season finale between Tulsa and Cincinnati scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled amid ongoing coronavirus concerns with the Bearcats.
- No. 22 Liberty (9-1)
Liberty is up three spots in the AP poll to No. 22, but unranked in CFP standings despite routing UMass 45-0 last weekend.
- No. 8 Indiana (6-1)
The Hoosiers are up two spots in AP poll, but unchanged in CFP rankings despite beating Wisconsin 14-6 without star quarterback Michael Penix Jr. under center.
- No. 14 Northwestern (5-1)
Somehow, the Wildcats are up one spot in AP rankings, but remains unchanged in CFP poll despite suffering a huge, 29-20 upset loss against Michigan State two weeks ago and having their matchup against Minnesota canceled last weekend.
Losers – The following teams all took a hit in either the CFP or AP rankings following last weekend.
- No. 25 Wisconsin (2-2)
The Badgers are down seven spots in the AP rankings, but unranked in CFP poll as they head into Saturday’s huge clash against Iowa riding a two-game skid.
- No. 18 BYU (9-1)
The Cougars are down five spots in the CFP rankings and down six spots in the AP poll. BYU saw its faint playoff hopes extinguished by suffering a crushing 22-17 road loss against Coastal Carolina last weekend.
- No. 22 Oklahoma State (6-3)
Now unranked in the AP poll, the Cowboys are down a whopping 7 spots in the CFP rankings after dropping two of three including a humbling 29-22 road loss against TCU last weekend. Oklahoma State had some legitimate CFP hopes before the season began, but those hopes are completely gone now!
- No. 9 Georgia (6-2)
Georgia is down one spot in both, the CFP and AP rankings despite winning each of their last two games including a 45-16 smackdown of South Carolina two weeks ago, The Dawgs had their matchup against Vanderbilt postponed last weekend and will now face Vandy on Dec. 19, though it won’t help them reach the CFP or a New Year’s Bowl six.
- No. 8 Cincinnati (8-0)
The Bearcats are down one spot in the CFP rankings, but unchanged at No. 7 in AP poll despite remaining unbeaten. Cincinnati had last weekend’s matchup against Temple and their matchup against Tulsa canceled amid ongoing coronavirus issues with the Bearcats’ football program.
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