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USC still tops in oddsmaker’s eyes

Lane Kiffin AP

No. 1 in the hearts of both the Associated Press and CFT, USC remains the favorite of oddsmakers as well with less than a week to go before the start of the 2012 season.

In the final set of preseason odds released by, the Trojans are listed as a 3/1 favorite to claim the 2012 BcS championship.  Those are the same odds given by the same site back in June.

Following USC are the two teams who met for the 2011 championship — Alabama (3/1) and LSU (6/1) — with Florida State (13/2) and Oklahoma and Oregon (both at 10/1).

Michigan State saw the biggest gambling surge among the upper echelon programs, going from 60/1 to 40/1 this go around.

There were a couple of notable tumblers from two months ago as well, most notably Michigan.  The Wolverines were given 20/1 odds back in late June; today, UM stands at 40/1.  Others of note included Notre Dame (28/1 to 40/1), West Virginia (30/1 to 45/1) and Clemson (33/1 to 50/1).

Below is the complete list of final preseason BcS odds, courtesy of Bovada:

USC 3/1
Alabama 5/1
LSU 6/1
Florida State 13/2
Oklahoma 10/1
Oregon 10/1
Georgia 16/1
Arkansas 25/1
Texas 25/1
Virginia Tech 28/1
Wisconsin 30/1
South Carolina 35/1
Michigan State 40/1
Michigan 40/1
Notre Dame 40/1
West Virginia 45/1
Clemson 50/1
Florida 50/1
Nebraska 50/1
Auburn 75/1
TCU 75/1
Oklahoma State 100/1
Boise State 100/1
Kansas State 150/1
Miami (Florida) 150/1
Missouri 150/1
Tennessee 150/1
Stanford 200/1
Mississippi State 200/1
Texas A&M 200/1
UCLA 250/1
Iowa 250/1
Washington 300/1
BYU 300/1
California 300/1
Cincinnati 300/1
Georgia Tech 300/1
South Florida 350/1
Oregon State 500/1
Pittsburgh 500/1
Arizona 500/1
Boston College 500/1
NC State 300/1
Louisville 300/1
Texas Tech 500/1

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8 Responses to “USC still tops in oddsmaker’s eyes”
  1. 1trojanlove says: Aug 27, 2012 2:48 PM

    Fight On Trojans!!!

  2. jintzforever says: Aug 27, 2012 5:37 PM

    They have done nothing but talk up Mr Wonderful Barkley and are number one? Really, have the poll voters watched Barfley lose two of three to the Ducks? They are not the Condoms of old and I love it. GO DUCKS!

  3. bertenheim says: Aug 27, 2012 7:53 PM

    The boys in Vegas love it when know-it-alls like you come visiting.

  4. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Aug 27, 2012 8:18 PM

    The only poll that matters, is the one in January!!! Geaux Tigers!!!

  5. uscatjerseyshore says: Aug 27, 2012 9:24 PM

    Hey jintz – Does 38-35 ring a bell? Matt Barkley’s freshman and sophomore years are less relevant over what happened in 2011 and what will happen in 2012.

    And from a historical perspective, no matter how much money Phil Knight pumps into his Duck team in an attempt to buy the National Championship, he can’t buy the history or tradition that exists at USC.

    Duck motto? WTD=We’re Totally Delusional

  6. billmead1976 says: Aug 27, 2012 10:42 PM

    You always have to consider the distance factor in that L.A. is a stone’s throw from Vegas. Lots of action on USC and UCLA games in Vegas. Real odds are probably 5-1 for USC, but the bookmakers write it down because of all the bets they will take on it.

  7. jintzforever says: Aug 30, 2012 3:55 PM

    @jersey shore fan – of course you don’t want to remember the two butt whippings Barfley took his first two years. Overrated in everyone’s mind but Brent Musberger who has a mad man crush on him. As to why stay in that cesspool school one more year……methinks he knew he’d be picked third and his ego just couldn’t take it.

    Jersey Shore? Really?

  8. timh1955 says: Nov 4, 2012 1:53 AM

    USC is now totally irrelevant in this years rankings as they (USC) were incredibly overrated. Maybe you guys will realize what a load of BS Kiffin is! Can we hear a “Fight on”?

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