Friday, September 10, 2010

2010 Week 2 College Football Preview; Alabama/PSU, tOSU/Miami, Oregon/Tennessee, FSU/OU, Georgia/South Carolina

There are several interesting games tomorrow, and while the computer has little data to work on, it is still interesting to see what it predicts, so here goes.  The full list of picks here.

Alabama hosts Penn State favored by around 10 and the computer says that isn't enough pegging it 14+ point win for Alabama.  And this after Alabama lost ratings points in their first game.  But playing a quality opponent will go a long way to determining if Alabama stays ranked #1 by the computer.

Ohio State hosts Miami favored by 8 and similar to the above game, the computer likes them by more at nearly 10 points.  This is due in part to Ohio State gaining some ratings points while Miami lost some in their first games.  The computer does not have Ohio State #2 like the polls do (they are #5), but again playing a good Miami team will be a result that is a big factor in where they ultimately get ranked.

Oregon visits Tennessee favored by nearly 2 touchdowns and unlike the games above, the computer says that is way too much having it at just under 4 points.  Tennessee's changes in coaching staff is certainly not factored in, but 2 touchdowns still seems like an awful lot.

In what should be the most competitive game on paper perhaps, FSU visits OU with both teams in the top-20.  Vegas doesn't think it will be that close though favoring OU by 10, but the computer likes them by less than 3.

Also in a game of ranked teams, Georgia visits South Carolina, the home team favored by just 2.5.  For this one, the computer likes them by just under 4 so give the points.

Enjoy the games!