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College Football Playoff Projections: Week 7 Rankings and Bowl Forecast | Bleacher Report

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Here is the full breakdown of bowl projections, listed alphabetically by conference. New Year’s Six games have been italicized and underlined to help those of you who just scrolled to the bottom to find the marquee games.  

American (9 teams): Cincinnati (Peach Bowl), Houston (Armed Forces Bowl), Memphis (Fenway Bowl), Navy (Military Bowl), SMU (Birmingham Bowl), Temple (Boca Raton Bowl), Tulane (First Responder Bowl), Tulsa (Myrtle Beach Bowl), UCF (Gasparilla Bowl)

ACC (11 teams): Boston College (Fenway Bowl), Clemson (Sugar Bowl), Florida State (Military Bowl), Georgia Tech (Holiday Bowl), Miami (Gator Bowl), NC State (Duke’s Mayo Bowl), North Carolina (Cotton Bowl), Notre Dame (Orange Bowl), Pittsburgh (Pinstripe Bowl), Virginia (Sun Bowl), Virginia Tech (Cheez-It Bowl)

Big 12 (7 teams): Baylor (First Responder Bowl), Iowa State (Cheez-It Bowl), Kansas State (Cactus Bowl), Oklahoma (Alamo Bowl), Oklahoma State (Cotton Bowl), Texas (Texas Bowl), West Virginia (Liberty Bowl)

Big Ten (9 teams): Iowa (Cactus Bowl), Michigan (Citrus Bowl), Michigan State (Pinstripe Bowl), Minnesota (Duke’s Mayo Bowl), Nebraska (Music City Bowl), Ohio State (Rose Bowl), Penn State (Fiesta Bowl), Purdue (Quick Lane Bowl), Wisconsin (Outback Bowl)

Conference USA (5 teams): Florida Atlantic (Boca Raton Bowl), Louisiana Tech (Armed Forces Bowl), Marshall (New Orleans Bowl), UAB (New Mexico Bowl), UTSA (Frisco Bowl)

Independents (4 teams): Army (Independence Bowl), BYU (Peach Bowl), Liberty (Myrtle Beach Bowl)

Mid-American (6 teams): Ball State (Cure Bowl), Buffalo (Quick Lane Bowl), Central Michigan (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl), Miami-Ohio (Camellia Bowl), Ohio (LendingTree Bowl), Toledo (Arizona Bowl)

Mountain West (5 teams): Air Force (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl), Boise State (Los Angeles Bowl), Nevada (New Mexico Bowl), San Diego State (Arizona Bowl), Wyoming (Frisco Bowl)

Pac-12 (7 teams): Arizona State (Sun Bowl), California (Los Angeles Bowl),

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College football schedule, Week 8 kickoff times: Alabama-Tennessee picked as SEC on CBS Game of the Week

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One of the great SEC rivalries will be in the spotlight on Week 8 with Alabama and Tennessee now set to face off in the SEC on CBS Game of the Week. The Oct. 24 date between the Crimson Tide and Volunteers will be the 102nd meeting in the series with the Tide holding a 56-38-7 all-time advantage.

The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET from Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee, with Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson and Jamie Erdahl on the call. 

Among the many interesting storylines surrounding this year’s meeting is the latest chance for Jeremy Pruitt to measure his program against the class of the conference. Coming off a second-half collapse against Georgia, the Vols and their fans will be looking for a full four-quarter show of competitiveness against their traditional October rival. There is a lot of excitement about how Pruitt has elevated the program on the recruiting trail and in its eight-game winning streak that stretched from the 2019 season to the loss at Georgia. Hower, as Phillip Fulmer has mentioned, Tennessee will be judged by how it performs against three teams: Georgia, Florida and Alabama. 

Other highlights from the Week 8 schedule in the SEC include Georgia’s trip to face Kentucky, Auburn traveling to take on Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss, and Florida hosting a Missouri team that’s looking more dangerous after a win against LSU.

All times Eastern

SEC

  • Noon — Auburn at Ole Miss — SEC Network
  • 3:30 p.m. — Alabama at Tennessee — CBS 
  • 4 p.m. — South Carolina at LSU — SEC Network
  • 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. — Missouri at Florida — ESPN or SEC Network
  • 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. — Georgia at Kentucky — ESPN or SEC Network

ACC

Big Ten

Big 12

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College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 7, 2020: Proven model backing Ole Miss, Boston College

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The Week 7 college football schedule gets underway early in the week with Coastal Carolina at Louisiana on Wednesday and also features action on Thursday and Friday leading into a loaded Saturday schedule highlighted by No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. The Week 7 college football odds from William Hill give the Tide a 4.5-point edge at home in that showdown. Alabama is just 1-2 against the spread this season, however, while Georgia has covered in two its three games. 

How should you play the Alabama vs. Georgia spread? And which other teams around the nation should you target in your Week 7 college football bets? Before making any Week 7 college football picks, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 23-6 on top-rated picks through six weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning almost $1,300 in profit already. Anybody who has followed it is way up. 

Now, it has turned its attention to the latest college football odds for Week 7 from William Hill and locked in picks for every FBS matchup. Head to SportsLine to see every pick.

Top Week 7 college football predictions 

One of the top Week 7 college football picks the model is recommending: Ole Miss (-4 at William Hill) covers at Arkansas in a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday. The Rebels fell to Alabama in Week 6, but piled up a whopping 48 points as they covered the spread (+24).

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The football gods give and the foot ball gods take away. That was as apparent as ever on Sunday in Week 5 as Alex Smith made his triumphant return to action after nearly two years away from the sport as a result of a gruesome leg injury. On the other side of that coin, only hours later, Dak Prescott suffered a gruesome ankle injury of his own and is now out for the season.

Terez Paylor & Charles Robinson recap all of the Week 5 games up until Sunday night including the Dallas Cowboys’ pyrrhic victory against the New York Giants, the Las Vegas Raiders stunning the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks adding another exhibit to his MVP case against the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons cleaning house after suffering yet another loss, this time to the surprisingly frisky Carolina Panthers.

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College Football Rankings 2020: Week 7 Polls, Schedule and Standings Predictions | Bleacher Report

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One of the most anticipated games of the college football season will give us an insight into which team may be the best College Football Playoff contender out of the SEC.

No. 2 Alabama hosts No. 3 Georgia Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium in a game that should take over the national spotlight. This will also be the first time the the two teams have met in the regular season since 2015. 

The winner of the SEC showdown will be viewed as the top contender to Clemson in the Top 25 rankings and will gain a massive advantage in the playoff discussion. 

Although no other ranked programs face each other in the upcoming week, seven Top 25 sides have to go on the road, and some may have tougher challenges on their hands than expected. 

          

Week 7 Schedule

All Times ET.

Wednesday, October 14

Coastal Carolina at No. 21 Louisiana (7:30 p.m., ESPN)

       

Friday, October 16

No. 17 SMU at Tulane (6 p.m., ESPN)

No. 15 BYU at Houston (9 p.m., ESPN)

     

Saturday, October 17

No. 1 Clemson at Georgia Tech (Noon, ABC)

No. 8 Cincinnati at Tulsa (Noon, ESPN2)

Pittsburgh at No. 13 Miami (Noon, ACC Network)

No. 14 Auburn at South Carolina (Noon, ESPN)

Louisville at No. 4 Notre Dame (2:30 p.m., NBC)

LSU at No. 10 Florida (3:30 p.m., ESPN)

No. 11 Texas A&M at Mississippi State (4 p.m., SEC Network)

No. 5 North Carolina at Florida State (7 p.m., ESPN)

No. 3 Georgia at No. 2 Alabama (8 p.m., CBS)

Boston College at No. 23 Virginia Tech (8 p.m., ACC Network)

            

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Alabama Handles Georgia At Home, Tests Clemson For No. 1 Spot

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Since the two best teams in the SEC last met in regular-season play, Alabama have taken wins

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