The Mississippi State Bulldogs were 2.5-point favorites against the rival Ole Miss Rebels for their Week 14 matchup, but they lost both SU and ATS in a 31-17 decision that effectively dropped them from contention for a berth in the College Football Playoffs.
Mississippi State entered last week at No. 4 in the CFP Rankings, but when the update comes out this week they’ll have fallen out of the projected field for the four-team playoff. Staying in the four-team field will be Florida State, with the Seminoles managing to pull out a 24-19 win over Florida in Week 14 but yet again failing to cover the posted spread (7.5 points). The Seminoles are 12-0 SU but 3-9 ATS this season.
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The top two teams in last week’s CFP Rankings both won and covered in Week 14, with Alabama knocking off Auburn 55-44 as an 8.5-point favorite in the Iron Bowl, and Oregon getting past Oregon State 47-19 as a 19.5-point favorite. Like Florida State, Alabama and Oregon will be in action once again in the upcoming week in their respective conference championship games.
TCU, Baylor, and Ohio State also remained in contention for a CFP Berth in Week 14 with key victories, with the Horned Frogs beating Texas 48-10 as a 5.5-point favorite, the Bears holding off Texas Tech for a 48-46 win as a 25-point favorite, and the Buckeyes weathering the loss of starting quarterback J.T. Barrett with a 42-28 win over Michigan as a 21-point favorite.
Elsewhere in Week 14, Marshall’s undefeated run came to an end with a 67-66 loss to Western Kentucky as a 23.5-point favorite, while UCLA fell 31-10 to Stanford as a 6-point favorite, and Arizona got past rival Arizona State 42-35 as a 2.5-point favorite. Georgia was a 12.5-point favorite for their game against Georgia Tech, but the Yellow Jackets came away with a 30-24 victory.
Here are all the SU and ATS results for the ranked teams on the Week 14 schedule . . .
No. 5 TCU 48, Texas 10 (TCU -5.5)
Western Kentucky 67, No. 24 Marshall 66 (Marshall -23.5)
No. 17 Missouri 21, Arkansas 14 (Arkansas -3)
Stanford 31, No. 8 UCLA 10 (UCLA -6)
No. 11 Arizona 42, No. 13 Arizona State 35 (Arizona -2.5)
No. 6 Ohio State 42, Michigan 28 (Ohio State -21)
No. 16 Georgia Tech 30, No. 9 Georgia 24 (Georgia -12.5)
No. 21 Clemson 35, South Carolina 17 (Clemson -4.5)
No. 22 Louisville 44, Kentucky 40 (Louisville -13.5)
No. 25 Utah 38, Colorado 34 (Utah -9)
No. 3 Florida State 24, Florida 19 (Florida State -7.5)
No. 19 Ole Miss 31, No. 4 Mississippi State 17 (Mississippi State -2.5)
No. 7 Baylor 48, Texas Tech 46 (Baylor -25)
No. 10 Michigan State 34, Penn State 10 (Michigan State -13)
No. 14 Wisconsin 34, No. 18 Minnesota 24 (Wisconsin -14.5)
No. 12 Kansas State 51, Kansas 13 (Kansas State -27.5)
No. 1 Alabama 55, No. 15 Auburn 44 (Alabama -8.5)
No. 2 Oregon 47, Oregon State 19 (Oregon -19.5)
No. 23 Boise State 50, Utah State 19 (Boise State -9)