NCAA Football Betting

This is our first season where we’re going to provide coverage from start to finish. With 120 FBS schools in college football it can be difficult to stay up to date on everything that transpires during the summer and season. Our goal at Tips&Picks is not just to provide bettors with predictions, but to make sure you understand why we’re making our selections.

What Can You Expect From Our College Football Betting Section?

• We provide a statistical analysis of every college football game that the bookmakers release odds on. If you can bet on the game with an online sportsbook we’ll be proving our exclusive analysis of the game.

• Each of our college football gameday previews will also have a quick prediction at the top. We predict every game, but there are obviously some games each week where we advise looking for a better game to bet on.

• At the beginning of the season we write conference previews to make sure that bettors can quickly get caught up on team news so that they’re ready for the season. Starting your research early is vital with college football.

Our college football picks are listed on the right sidebar throughout the entire NCAA Football section at T&P. We also list each of the power six conferences on our navigation menu at the top of the site where you can read our conference previews.

2012 College Football Top 25 Rankings & Stats

Each week we’re going to update the college football top 25 rankings from USA Today and AP. We’ll also be tracking a few stats including the overall record, ATS record and over/under record for each of the teams in the top 25 rankings.

College TeamAP Top 25Coaches Top 25Overall RecordATS RecordO/U Record
College TeamAP Top 25Coaches Top 25Overall RecordATS RecordO/U Record
Notre Dame#1#112-07-52-10
Ohio State#4N/R12-07-56-6
Kansas State#7#711-110-28-4
Stanford #8#910-28-44-8
Texas A&M#10#810-27-55-6
South Carolina#11#1010-28-47-4
Florida State#13#1210-24-86-4-1
Oregon State#16#178-37-46-5
Kent State#18#1911-110-28-4
Northern Illinois#19#1811-19-34-7
Utah State#20#2210-211-14-8
Oklahoma State#24N/R7-47-48-3
Boise State#25#159-26-55-6

(Table Updated Through Week 13)

Important 2012-13 College Football Dates

In the table below we’ve listed the dates for the 2012 college football conference championship games. We’ve also made a table that has the entire 2012-13 NCAA Football bowl schedule, which we’ll update later in the season with the teams playing. Keep in mind that teams need 12 teams to run a conference championship game and that’s why some conferences don’t have one.

2012 Conference Championship Game Schedule

Conference Championship GameDate & TimeAway TeamHome Team
ACC ChampionshipDecember 1st 2012 @ 8:00PMFlorida StateGeorgia Tech
Big Ten ChampionshipDecember 1st 2012 @ 8:17PMNebraskaWisconsin
Conference USA ChampionshipDecember 1st 2012 @12:00PMUCFTulsa
Mid-American Conference ChampionshipNovember 30th 2012 @ 7:00PMNorth IllinoisKent State
Pac-12 Conference ChampionshipNovember 30th 2012 @ 8:00PMUCLAStanford
SEC Conference ChampionshipDecember 1st 2012 @ 4:00PMAlabamaGeorgia

2012-13 College Football Bowl Schedule

Date & TimeCollege Football Bowl GameTeam #1Team #2
Dec 15th @ 1:00PMGildan New MexicoNevada +9.5Arizona -9.5
Dec 15th @ 4:30PMFamous Idaho PotatoToledo +10Utah State -10
Dec 20th @ 8:00PMSD County Credit Union PoinsiettaBYU -2.5San Diego State +2.5
Dec 21st @ 7:30PMBeef ‘O’Brady’s St. PetersburgBall State +7.5Central Florida -7.5
Dec 22nd @ 12:00PMR+L Carriers New OrleansEast Carolina +6UL Lafayette -6
Dec 22nd @ 3:30PMMAACO Las VegasWashington +5Boise State -5
Dec 24th @ 8:00PMSheraton Hawai’iSMU +12Fresno State -12
Dec 26th @ 7:30PMLittle CaesarsCentral Michigan +5Western Kentucky -5
Dec 27th @ 3:00PMMilitary by Northrop Grumman
Bowling Green +7San Jose State -7
Dec 27th @ 6:30PMHoliday BowlCincinnati -7Duke +7
Dec 27th @ 9:45PMBridgepoint Education HolidayBaylor PKUCLA PK
Dec 28th @ 2:00PMAdvoCare V100 IndependenceOhio +7UL Monroe -7
Dec 28th @ 5:30PMRussell AthleticRutgers +2.5Virginia Tech -2.5
Dec 28th @ 9:00PMMeineke Car Care of TexasMinnesota +12.5Texas Tech -12.5
Dec 29th @ 11:45AMBell Helicopter Armed ForcesAir Force -1Rice +1
Dec 29th @ 3:15PMKraft Fight HungerNavy +14.5Arizona State -14.5
Dec 29th @ 3:15PMNew Era PinstripeWest Virginia -4Syracuse +4
Dec 29th @ 6:45PMValero AlamoOregon State -2Texas +2
Dec 29th @ 10:15PMBuffalo Wild Wings BowlTCU -2.5Michigan State +2.5
Dec 31st @ 12:00PMFranklin American Mortgage Music CityNC State +7Vanderbilt -7
Dec 31st @ 2:00PMHyundai Sun BowlGeorgia Tech +10USC -10
Dec 31st @ 3:30PMAutoZone LibertyIowa State PKTulsa PK
Dec 31st @ 7:30PMChick-fil-AClemson +4LSU -4
Jan 1st @ 12:00PMHeart of Dallas BowlPurdue +16.5Oklahoma State -16.5
Jan 1st @ GatorNorthwestern +2.5Mississippi State -2.5
Jan 1st @ 1:00PMCapital OneNebraska +10Georgia -10
Jan 1st @ 1:00PMOutbackMichigan +5.5South Carolina -5.5
Jan 1st @ 5:00PMRose Bowl Game by VIZIOWisconsin +6.5Stanford -6.5
Jan 1st @ 8:30PMDiscover OrangeNorthern Illinois +13Florida State -13
Jan 2nd @ 8:30PMAllstate SugarLouisville +13.5Florida -13.5
Jan 3rd @ 8:30PMTostitos FiestaKansas State +9.5Oregon State -9.5
Jan 4th @ 8:00PMAT&T CottonTexas A&M -4.5Oklahoma +4.5
Jan 5th @ 1:00PMBBVA CompassPittsburgh +3.5Mississippi -3.5
Jan 6th @ 9:00PMGoDaddy.comArkansas State -4Kent State +4
Jan 7th @ 8:30PMDiscover BCS National ChampionshipAlabama -10.5Notre Dame +10.5

What NCAA Football Teams Changed Conferences in 2012?

  • Cal Poly Mustangs – Moved from the Great West to Big Sky
  • Fresno State Bulldogs – Moved from the WAC to Mountain West
  • Massachusetts Minutemen – Moved from the CAA to MAC
  • Missouri Tigers – Moved from the Big 12 to SEC
  • Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks – Moved from the MIAA to The Summit
  • Nevada Wolfpack – Moved from the WAC to Mountain West
  • North Dakota – Moved from the Great West to Big Sky
  • South Dakota Coyotes – Moved from the Great West to MVCC
  •  Southern Utah Thunderbirds – Moved from the Great West to Big Sky
  • TCU Horned Frogs – Moved from the Mountain West to Big 12
  • Temple Owls – Moved from the MAC to Big East
  • Texas A&M Aggies – Moved from the Big 12 to SEC
  • Texas State Bobcats – Moved from FCS Independent to WAC
  • UC Davis Aggies – Moved from the Great West to Big Sky
  • UTSA Roadrunners – Moved from FCS Independent to WAC
  • West Virginia Mountaineers – Moved from the Big East to Big 12

There was a lot of conference re-alignment in 2012 and many new teams will be playing in a new conference this season. This is important to remember because many teams will be stepping up in competition and therefore may struggle. If you bookmark this page we’ll update it each season with the latest conference re-alignments to ensure bettors are up to date.

Where to Bet on College Football

We’ve listed the top 5 college football betting sites on the left sidebar of our NCAA Football section. 5Dimes is the best if you bet on exotic bets like teasers, pleasers, props and futures due to the massive range of betting markets. Alternatively if you bet quite frequently, choose the reduced juice option and you’ll get the best odds going around more often than not.

The other sportsbook we recommend is Bovada. Bovada have a great sign up bonus so if you haven’t got an online account, get one here. They have a solid, long term reputation, a good casino and very popular poker room, known for its fish.