Two West Coast rivals meet at the opening of the Pac-12 as Oregon travels to Washington state for week 4 of college football on Saturday.
Oregon is 2-1 after a home-ranked BYU win, while the Cougars come 3-0 with a Wisconsin one-rank win.
What do experts think of the matchup? Let’s see how the College Football Power Index computer prediction model designs the game.
Odds, spread, Oregon vs. Washington State
The index is on Oregon’s side this week as the Ducks have the comfortable 72.4 percent chance to defeat Washington State on Saturday.
Wazzu has the 27.6 percent shot at disturbing the ducks at home.
Punters favor a tighter game, as Oregon comes in 6.5 favorite pointsaccording to the SI Sportsbook, which established the above/undermark in 54 points for the confrontation.
Oregon is ranked 20th on the computer’s most recent college football rankings, an impressive 12-place jump after last week’s victory over BYU.
Oregon index projects will win 8.6 games this season, with 14.0 percent chance to beat the Pac-12, currently the league’s third-best brand.
The FPI estimates that Oregon will be a average of 12.2 points better than teams on your schedule, compared to Washington state plus 1.5 point mark.
The WSU is team number 61 in the index survey, with a big jump of 15 points week over week. The computer projects the Cougars will win 6.3 games in the year and has 71.7 percent chance to play in a bowl game.
The top 25 AP voters moved Oregon to 15th in their updated Week 4 poll, up 10 points from last week.
The Football Power Index (FPI) college football rankings and computer prediction model are a measure of team strength that predicts a team’s future performance.
Rankings and scores predictions are based on 20,000 simulations of a team’s season, using a combination of analysis including scores to date, quality of opponents and a team’s schedule.
According to AP’s top 25 survey
- Ohio State
- Oklahoma State
- NC State
- Penn State
- Awake Forest
- Texas A&M
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