The 2016 college football season began with one of the most exciting opening weekends in recent memory. After two of the nation’s top five teams were defeated and five other teams in the AP Top 25 Poll suffered losses, the rankings aren’t expected to see much of a shakeup following Week 2.
Only two of the country’s top 25 teams won’t be playing on the upcoming schedule (No. 7 Stanford and No. 1 Michigan are off), but none of the other 23 teams are set to face off against each other. Top-ranked Alabama is favored by 28.5 points on Saturday, and they aren’t close to being the top favorites of the week.
Clemson maintains its No. 2 position after holding off Auburn by just six points, and they get a much easier test as 36-point favorites against Troy. No. 4 Ohio State is a 29-point favorite, and Michigan is giving UCF 35.5 points after moving up to No. 5 in the rankings.
Despite falling from No. 3 to No. 14 because of their Week 1 loss, Oklahoma is the biggest favorite in Week 2, giving 46.5 points to the visiting Louisiana-Monroe. Notre Dame goes from No. 10 to No. 18, but they are 28-point favorites over Nevada.
UCLA, USC, North Carolina and Florida were dropped completely from the rankings. Texas went from unranked to No. 11 because of their win over the Fighting Irish, while No. 10 Wisconsin is ranked after a victory over No. 21 LSU. No. 20 Texas A&M is in the AP Top 25 after beating UCLA, who was ranked No. 16 last week. No. 25 Miami received votes after a 67-point win over Florida A&M.
Teams like No. 3 Florida State and No. 6 Houston are facing such weak competition that their games don’t feature a betting line.
No. 13 Louisville is the only ranked team playing on the road. The Cardinals visit Syracuse on Friday, while the rest of the Top 25 is set for home games on Saturday.
Below are the complete betting lines for games involving top 25 teams in Week 2 of the college football season, including the point spreads and totals. These are the consensus odds from multiple sportsbooks in Las Vegas and online, via OddsShark.
Western Kentucky (+28.5) at No. 1 Alabama, 58.5
Troy (+36) at No. 2 Clemson, 63.5
Charleston Southern at No. 3 Florida State (No betting line)
Tulsa (+29) at No. 4 Ohio State, 72.5
UCF (+35.5) at No. 5 Michigan, 55.5
Lamar at No. 6 Houston (No betting line)
Idaho (+36.5) at No. 8 Washington, 60
Nicholls at No. 9 Georgia (No betting line)
Akron (+25) at No. 10 Wisconsin, 45.5
UTEP (+28) at No. 11 Texas, 58.5
No. 13 Louisville (-14.5) at Syracuse, 67.5
Louisiana-Monroe (+46.5) at No. 14 Oklahoma, 65
Arkansas (+7.5) at No. 15 TCU, 58.5
Iowa State (+15) at No. 16 Iowa, 51
Virginia Tech (+11.5) at No. 17 Tennessee, 54.5
Nevada (+28) at No. 18 Notre Dame, 60.5
Wofford at No. 19 Ole Miss (No betting line)
Prairie View A&M at No. 20 Texas A&M
Jacksonville State at No. 21 LSU (No betting line)
Central Michigan (+21) at No. 22 Oklahoma State, 61
SMU (+32) at No. 23 Baylor, 76
Virginia (+24.5) at No. 24 Oregon, 70.5
Florida Atlantic (+24) at No. 25 Miami, 58