We are just three days removed from Auburn’s scintillating last-second win over Oregon in the national title game, and already the focus is squarely on the 2011 season.
Specifically, who’s likely to end the 2011 season hoisting the BcS crystal.
As far as Bodog.com is concerned, the Tigers won’t be going back-to-back when it’s all said and done. And the folks in Norman should be expecting big things early in the next new year.
According to the sports gambling website, Auburn’s odds for winning the 2012 BcS national championship have been initially set at 50/1, the same odds as Miami, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Georgia. Presumably, those odds for the Tigers reflect the presumption that Cam Newton will be leaving The Plains for the NFL; that decision has to be made by Saturday, so those odds could change rather dramatically depending on which direction the Heisman Trophy winner chooses for his football future.
Conversely, the betting site really likes Oklahoma to rise to the top once again. The Sooners are the favorites to win the ’12 title at 7/2, followed by Alabama (15/2), Florida State (10/1), Boise State (12/1) and LSU (12/1).
The field is listed at 10/1.
Interestingly, unranked teams Penn State and Texas have been given the same early odds (20/1) as season-ending top-five schools TCU and Ohio State.
If you’re looking for the longest of longshots, latch on to Kansas State, Boston College or UCLA; those three schools all come in at 150/1.
For the complete list of early BcS title odds, click HERE.