Vegas Power Ratings for Week 3

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. Let me give you a couple of examples from this week. I will update these each week during the year. Notre Dame is 0-2 and lost at home to Marshall which is 2-0. If this was the AP poll you could not rank ND ahead of Marshall. Vegas on the other hand would favor Notre Dame by 10 on a neutral field. Alabama barely got past Texas by 1 and was basically outplayed in the game. If the two met again on a neutral field, Bama would be a 16 point favorite. Texas A&M was outplayed by App St in Kyle Field. Should those two play on a neutral field A&M would be favored by 8. Here is the third  edition of the 2022 Vegas Power Ratings


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