Nutshell Sports
Sports
   Ratings

Fast Acting!
Featuring The Girl
PicoSearch
  Help
Site Search by PicoSearch  
Be notified of
page updates
it's private - Powered by ChangeDetection
Locations of visitors to this page

Tracking the Oddsmakers

How to Gamble

If there was ever a definitive list of how the teams line up, it's the Oddsmakers Ratings.This chart aligns the teams according to how the odds makers set the margins of victoryweek by week. The thing that makes this ranking excel is that there is an incredibleamount of money riding on every team's rating. This is not their official rating as that issecret. It is an estimation updated each week based upon the opening line.

Though there are problems - such as the wave created when, for example, a heavily-favored team loses - most changes are slight and soon disappear. The ranking is veryinteresting as you can see which teams the odds makers favor. And, of course, the oddshave to follow the money fans are expected to bet on each team.

Surprising, isn't it? Yet if you go to Todd Beck's Prediction Tracker, you will see thatthey are very accurate year after year.

How can you argue? Call it the weekly power adjustment.

2010-2011 Final Edition

tw team rating previous
1 Boise State 132.32 135.02
2 Auburn 131.58 128.59
3 Oregon 130.08 133.06
4 Ohio State 128.32 129.20
5 TCU 126.79 126.99
6 Wisconsin 126.79 126.59
7 Alabama 126.77 125.31
8 Oklahoma 126.08 125.06
9 Arkansas 125.82 124.93
10 Stanford 124.55 123.87
11 LSU 123.48 124.93
12 Missouri 123.40 123.56
13 Oklahoma State 122.50 121.09
14 Nebraska 122.42 123.56
15 Florida 122.08 120.92
16 Virginia Tech 121.55 122.23
17 South Carolina 121.16 118.59
18 Texas A&M 120.98 119.53
19 Iowa 120.40 120.24
20 West Virginia 120.23 118.64
21 Georgia 119.98 118.80
22 Michigan State 119.77 121.23
23 Florida State 118.66 121.23
24 Utah 117.32 114.62
25 Penn State 117.08 118.23
26 Miami 116.95 117.29
27 Notre Dame 116.95 116.61
28 USC 116.58 116.58
29 NC State 116.23 117.82
30 Nevada 116.02 115.37
31 Hawaii 115.86 112.83
32 Mississippi State 115.69 113.68
33 North Carolina 115.57 118.06
34 Tennessee 115.57 113.08
35 Arizona 115.50 116.90
36 Pittsburgh 115.02 114.46
37 Baylor 114.98 112.97
38 Texas Tech 114.91 113.22
39 Clemson 114.73 116.36
40 Arizona State 114.40 114.40
41 Oregon State 114.06 114.06
42 C. Florida 113.98 115.15
43 Maryland 113.79 111.82
44 Illinois 112.98 114.99
45 Texas 112.03 112.03
46 Kentucky 112.02 112.58
47 San Diego State 111.46 108.50
48 Northern Illinois 111.08 111.16
49 Michigan 110.69 112.70
50 Southern Miss 110.58 110.39
51 Cincinnati 110.46 110.46
52 South Florida 110.23 108.59
53 Kansas State 110.15 112.63
54 Syracuse 110.15 107.66
55 SMU 109.81 109.15
56 Mississippi 109.68 109.68
57 Air Force 109.55 109.79
58 Connecticut 109.08 110.09
59 Navy 108.96 111.91
60 California 108.71 108.71
61 Temple 108.68 108.68
62 Washington 108.42 107.27
63 Louisville 108.08 108.26
64 Fresno State 108.08 107.99
65 Iowa State 107.91 107.91
66 Tulsa 107.86 110.89
67 BYU 107.33 107.62
68 Georgia Tech 107.05 106.80
69 Boston College 107.02 107.66
70 UCLA 106.58 106.58
71 Houston 106.22 106.22
72 East Carolina 105.79 107.75
73 Ohio 104.31 105.05
74 Virginia 104.04 104.04
75 Colorado 103.52 103.52
76 Northwestern 103.41 105.09
77 Minnesota 103.24 103.24
78 W. Michigan 102.43 102.43
79 Toledo 102.42 101.11
80 Army 102.31 102.96
81 Troy State 101.81 101.06
82 Duke 101.06 101.06
83 Rutgers 100.64 100.64
84 Vanderbilt 100.63 100.63
85 UAB 100.53 100.53
86 Miami OH 99.96 99.68
87 Marshall 99.76 99.76
88 Wake Forest 99.13 99.13
89 Indiana 98.73 98.73
90 Arkansas State 98.66 98.66
91 Kansas 98.56 98.56
92 Louisiana Tech 98.37 98.37
93 C. Michigan 98.11 98.11
94 UTEP 97.83 97.53
95 Purdue 97.73 97.73
96 Florida Int'l 97.42 98.73
97 Middle Tenn 96.96 97.23
98 Colorado State 96.85 96.85
99 Kent State 95.05 95.05
100 Utah State 95.02 95.02
101 Wyoming 94.85 94.85
102 Washington State 94.27 94.27
103 Florida Atlantic 93.56 93.56
104 Idaho 93.53 93.53
105 Rice 93.53 93.53
106 Bowling Green 93.43 93.43
107 Tulane 92.76 92.76
108 Ball State 92.49 92.49
109 W. Kentucky 90.83 90.83
110 North Texas 90.63 90.63
111 La-Monroe 90.63 90.63
112 Buffalo 88.56 88.56
113 La-Lafayette 87.63 87.63
114 Memphis 87.54 87.54
115 UNLV 85.83 85.83
116 Akron 85.56 85.56
117 E. Michigan 85.16 85.16
118 San Jose State 83.53 83.53
119 NM State 81.16 81.16
120 New Mexico 80.99 80.99

How to Gamble

I neither promote nor discourage gambling. However, many people ruin their lives doing it. Here is a formula you can follow to make sure you aren't one of them.
  1. Take a certain amount of money you won't miss.
  2. Pick some games using whatever method or service you prefer.
  3. Never, ever bet more than ten per cent on any single game. Ever.
  4. Never bet more than half your money on any particular day. Hold at least half for next time.
  5. When the money runs out, quit. Seek another profession.

It's that simple.