CFB early betting look for Week 12: Stanford set up for late-season push

As Stanford comes off an impressive win over Oregon State, they may be poised for a strong finish in away games at Cal and UCLA. Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

College football lookahead is the essential grab bag of numbers, trends, reads and concepts each Monday throughout the season. Join us inside this week to find out what perennial malady has caused its eight 2018 victims to cover just two of 18 games since infection. We'll also tell you which disappointing Pac-12 power is poised to finish strong, which perennial doormat just flashed its last sign of life for the year and which favorite we don't trust to lock up its division title this week.

Portfolio checkup

Which teams we're buying and selling, and why.

Buy: Stanford Cardinal

Stanford's disappointing season isn't hard to diagnose. The once-mighty