3 takeaways from inaugural College Football Playoff rankings
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3 takeaways from inaugural College Football Playoff rankings
Thursday October 30th, 2014

Arkansas Razorbacks at No. 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs (-10.5)

No. 1 Mississippi State has the longest active winning streak in the SEC with a 10-0 SU and 8-2 ATS record over its last 10 games. The Bulldogs seem primed to improve on that winning streak when they host the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday.

Arkansas is a 10.5-point road underdog at Mississippi State, according to sportsbooks monitored by With a 0-16 SU and 6-10 ATS record in its last 16 games against SEC opponents, Arkansas will have its work cut out for it keeping the game close against the nation's top ranked team. Mississippi State is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games as a home favorite.

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No. 2 Florida State Seminoles at No. 25 Louisville Cardinals (+4)

No. 2 Florida State at No. 25 Louisville on Thursday night could be a tough test for the Seminoles if recent trends are any indication. The Seminoles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games against ACC opponents and 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games as a road favorite. Louisville meanwhile is 8-0 SU and 6-2 ATS in its last eight games against ACC opponents. The Cardinals are 4-point home underdogs in this one.

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No. 7 TCU Horned Frogs at No. 20 West Virginia Mountaineers (+5)

The No. 7 TCU Horned Frogs are a perfect 7-0 ATS this season and are coming off of an 82-27 blowout win over Texas Tech. TCU is a 5-point road favorite at sportsbooks monitored by as the Horned Frogs visit the 20th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday. West Virginia is just 1-5 ATS in its last six home games against Big 12 opponents and 3-7 ATS in its last 10 home games overall.

Kansas Jayhawks at No. 13 Baylor Bears (-36)

No. 13 Baylor hosts Kansas this Saturday and could be a strong play as a big favorite at -36. Baylor is 9-0 SU and 8-1 ATS in its last nine home games against Big 12 foes while Kansas is 0-22 SU and 6-16 ATS in its last 22 road games against Big 12 opponents.

Stanford Cardinal at No. 5 Oregon Ducks (-7.5)

No. 5 Oregon needs to get past a tough test from the Stanford Cardinal to stay in the playoff picture. Stanford is 2-0 SU and ATS in its last two games against Oregon with two straight upset wins. Oregon is a 7.5-point favorite against its Pac-12 North rival.

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