College Football Week 1 Betting Recap

Three ranked teams lost in Week 1 college football betting action, but all three of those teams at least lost to other ranked teams - including a South Carolina squad that got thumped by Texas A&M.

The Gamecocks, at No. 9 in the AP Top 25 for the opening week of the season, had been favored by 9 points against then-No. 21 Texas A&M but fell 52-28 as the Aggies found a way to put points on the board despite the fact they no longer have Johnny Manziel at quarterback.

The other two schools who lost ranked matchups were Clemson and Wisconsin, with Clemson falling 45-21 as a 7.5-point underdog on the college football betting lines to Georgia, and Wisconsin falling 28-24 as a 5-point underdog to LSU - which at least allowed them to cover the posted spread at the sportsbooks.

Week 1 of the college football season also didn't turn out to be a great time to side with top-ranked teams giving up lots of points, as Florida State (-18), Alabama (-26), Oregon (-52), and Oklahoma (-38) all failed to cover big lines. However, anyone that got Ohio State at -16.5 against Navy squeaked out an ATS win in the 24-17 Buckeyes victory.

Notre Dame also covered as a 21-point favorite in their 48-17 win over Rice, while Stanford covered a huge 42.5-point spread by blanking UC Davis by a 45-0 score. Here are all the SU and ATS results for the ranked teams on the Week 1 college football schedule . . .

No. 21 Texas A&M 52, No. 9 South Carolina 28 (South Carolina -9)
No. 18 Ole Miss 35, Boise State 13 (Ole Miss -9.5)
No. 19 Arizona State 45, Weber State 14 (Arizona State -46)
No. 8 Michigan State 45, Jacksonville State 7 (Michigan State -34.5)
No. 5 Ohio State 34, Navy 17 (Ohio State -16.5)
No. 7 UCLA 28, Virginia 20 (UCLA -21)
No. 2 Alabama 33, West Virginia 23 (Alabama -26)
No. 17 Notre Dame 48, Rice 17 (Notre Dame -21)
No. 22 Nebraska 55, Florida Atlantic 7 (Nebraska -21.5)
No. 24 Missouri 38, South Dakota State 18 (Missouri -25)
No. 6 Auburn 45, Arkansas 21 (Auburn -18.5)
No. 11 Stanford 45, UC Davis 0 (Stanford -42.5)
No. 12 Georgia 45, No. 16 Clemson 21 (Georgia -7.5)
No. 23 North Carolina 56, Liberty 29 (North Carolina -29)
No. 4 Oklahoma 48, Louisiana Tech 16 (Oklahoma -38)
No. 20 Kansas State 55, Stephen F. Austin 16 (Kansas State -42)
No. 15 USC 52, Fresno State 13 (USC -21)
No. 1 Florida State 37, Oklahoma State 31 (Florida State -18)
No. 13 LSU 28, No. 14 Wisconsin 24 (LSU -5)
No. 3 Oregon 62, South Dakota 13 (Oregon -52)
No. 25 Washington 17, Hawaii 16 (Washington -17.5)
No. 10 Baylor 45, SMU 0 (Baylor -33)