Last week there were 85 FBS games with 38 involving FBS vs FCS matchups. This week there are 75 FBS games with 21 involving FCS teams I will have a complete writeup for each of those games in my Inside the Pressbox Newsletter. You can also become an expert on the FCS by getting my 2023 FCS College Football Preview Magazine which has TWO FULL PAGES on EVERY FCS team. Click here to order.
When I worked for ESPN full time, I put out a weekly article entitled the Vegas Power Ratings. I still have all the sources that I used to produce that article as it featured my plus/minus ratings which closely resemble Vegas’s numbers as well as three different casinos including the fine folks over at the Westgate Las Vegas Sportsbook @SuperBookSports.
This is not the AP poll but gives you an idea of how much teams would be favored over another team if they met on a neutral field. I use these to get an idea of lines on upcoming games. Keep in mind just because a team beat someone last week does not mean they would be favored over them in the Vegas ratings. I will update these each week during the year as always.
As an example, Duke just beat Clemson 28-7 but if the two teams plays this week at a neutral site Clemson would be a TD+ favorite. Naturally this week Texas made the biggest climb after their very impressive win over Alabama on the road and they are now #5 in the Vegas Power Ratings.
Here is the fourth edition of the 2023 Vegas Power Ratings!