2016 Week 1 College Football Countdown

With the realization that week 1 of college football’s opening weekend is less than 3 months away, it’s time for you to start looking forward so you can get off on the right foot for a successful football betting season. Week 1 of college football could be the hardest weekend for College bettors and linemakers alike. Unlike the NFL where you pretty much know how good most teams are going to be before the season starts, college is much harder to handicap. Yes, teams like Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State are all going to be good. The hard part is figuring out how the turnover of players are going to translate to how the teams play in week 1. Alabama has a new quarterback to break in and they are playing what could be a dangerous USC team which returns 16 starters. Clemson with its high powered offense only giving 8 points to an Auburn team that finished 7-6 last season looks like a gift. Then you remember Clemson lost a ton on defense and playing a true road game at Auburn opening night might be closer than you expect. It seems like all 22 starters from Ohio State were taken in the NFL draft. We know they will win week 1 but are you willing to lay 27 against Bowling Green when the Buckeyes haven’t been able to cover big numbers at home the last few years? It seems like the linesmakers are just throwing random numbers out for week one until you look at the results from the last couple years. 

2014 Week 1 College Football Betting Results

Overall Straight Up Overall Against The Spread
70-1441-42-1
Home/Away Straight Up Home/Away Against The Spread
67-1744-39-1
OVERUNDER
2026

2015 Week 1 College Football Betting Results

Overall Straight Up Overall Against The Spread
71-1143-39
Home/Away Straight Up Home/Away Against The Spread
61-1747-31
OVERUNDER
1620

When it comes to week 1 college football betting, the public always loads up on favorites even more than other weeks later on in the season. This is most likely due to little or no research in the games they are betting and just betting on who was good last season. The books are usually ahead of the curve and crush in week 1. You can see from the results above the dogs got the better of the favorites 2 years ago and almost did it again last season. In our opinion week 1 should be a week where you tread lightly. Research a handful of games extensively and only bet a couple until the teams get a game under their belts because no one wants to be chasing before Labor Day. If you start handicapping today you will have a better chance to get the 2016 college football betting season off on the right foot.

 

 

09/01 7:30 PM
133 Indiana
134 Florida Intl

-3 -10
 
Time-change to 07:30pm EDT
09/01 7:00 PM
135 UNC Charlotte
136 Louisville
-39½ -10
09/01 7:00 PM
137 Tulane
138 Wake Forest
-16 -10
09/01 8:00 PM
139 Rice
140 Western Kentucky
-14½ -10 
09/01 8:00 PM
141 South Carolina
142 Vanderbilt

-3 -10
 
TV: ESPN, DTV: 206
09/01 8:00 PM
143 Oregon State
144 Minnesota
-7½ -10 
TV: BTN, DTV: 610
09/01 7:30 PM
189 Appalachian State
190 Tennessee

184½u-10
-19½ -10
-22 -10
XX
XX
09/02 7:00 PM
145 Ball State
146 Georgia State

-5½ -10

-3 -10
09/02 7:00 PM
147 Army
148 Temple
-21½ -10-20½ -10
TV: CBSC, DTV: 221
09/02 9:00 PM
149 Colorado State
150 Colorado
-10 -10-10 -10
09/02 10:00 PM
151 Kansas State
152 Stanford
-16½ -10-16½ -10
09/03 7:30 AM
153 Georgia Tech
154 Boston College

-3 -10

-3 -10
TV: ESPN2, DTV: 209
09/03 12:00 PM
155 Hawaii
156 Michigan
-41 -10-40 -10
TV: ESPN, DTV: 206
09/03 12:00 PM
157 Miami (OH)
158 Iowa
-32 -10-32 -10
09/03 12:00 PM
159 Western Michigan
160 Northwestern
-6½ -10-6½ -10
09/03 12:00 PM
161 Bowling Green State
162 Ohio State
-27 -10-27 -10
09/03 12:00 PM
163 Kent State
164 Penn State
-19 -10-19 -10
09/03 12:00 PM
165 Missouri
166 West Virginia
-11½ -10-11½ -10
09/03 3:00 PM
167 New Mexico State
168 UTEP
-3½ -10-3½ -10
09/03 3:00 PM
169 Southern Methodist
170 North Texas

-12 -10

-12 -10
09/03 3:30 PM
171 South Alabama
172 Mississippi State
-34 -10-34 -10
09/03 3:30 PM
173 Texas State
174 Ohio
-19 -10-19 -10
09/03 3:30 PM
175 Southern Miss
176 Kentucky
-7½ -10-7 -10
09/03 3:30 PM
177 Louisiana Tech
178 Arkansas
-20½ -10-20½ -10
09/03 3:30 PM
179 Toledo
180 Arkansas State
-3 -10-3 -10
09/03 3:30 PM
181 Massachusetts
182 Florida

191½u-10
-37 -10
-37 -10
XX
XX
09/03 9:00 PM
183 Clemson
184 Auburn

-8 -10
189½u-10

-8 -10

XX
XX
Time-change to 09:00pm EDT | TV: ESPN, DTV: 206
09/03 3:30 PM
185 UCLA
186 Texas AM

204½u-10
-1 -10
-1 -10
XX
XX
09/03 3:30 PM
187 San Jose State
188 Tulsa

191½u-10
-8 -10
-7 -10
XX
XX
09/03 3:30 PM
191 Rutgers
192 Washington

151u-10
-22 -10
-22 -10
XX
XX
09/03 3:30 PM
193 LSU
194 Wisconsin

-10 -10
198½u-10

-10 -10

XX
XX
TV: ABC
09/03 5:30 PM
195 North Carolina
196 Georgia

190½u-10
-3½ -10
-3½ -10
XX
XX
Time-change to 05:30pm EDT | TV: ESPN, DTV: 206
09/03 12:00 PM
197 Oklahoma
198 Houston

180½u-10
-35½ -10

-9½ -10

XX
XX
Time-change to 12:00pm EDT | TV: ABC
09/03 8:00 PM
199 Fresno State
200 Nebraska
-29½ -10-29½ -10
TV: BTN, DTV: 610
09/03 8:00 PM
201 Southern Cal
202 Alabama
-9 -10-9 -10
TV: ABC
09/03 8:00 PM
203 Boise State
204 Louisiana-Lafayette

-19½ -10

-19½ -10
09/03 9:00 PM
205 BYU
206 Arizona
-3 -10-2 -10
09/03 10:30 PM
207 Northern Illinois
208 Wyoming

-10½ -10

-10½ -10
TV: CBSC, DTV: 221
09/04 7:30 PM
209 Notre Dame
210 Texas

-2½ -10

-2½ -10
Time-change to 07:30pm EDT | TV: ABC
09/05 8:00 PM
211 Mississippi
212 Florida State
-5 -10-5 -10