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Tide reclaims front-runner status in BcS title odds

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When last we left the wonderful world of degenerate gambling, Oregon and Kansas State were the heavy favorites to claim the 2012 BcS title following Alabama’s upset loss to Texas A&M.

Now that both the Ducks and Wildcats were stunned in upsets the same weekend?  Roll Tide roll.  Again.

As they do every week this time of the season, Bovada.com has updated its odds to win the BcS championship and, surprise, Alabama is back as the overwhelming favorite at 5/8.  Just a week ago and before the SEC was back in the BcS driver’s seat yet again, the Tide was back at 17/2.

Notre Dame, the lone remaining unbeaten among teams still eligible for the postseason, is next up at 5/2.  The Irish had been behind both Oregon and K-State last week at 6/1.

And, if Alabama and Notre Dame happen to meet in the title game?  Bovada has installed the Tide as early 10-point favorites.

Georgia, which could clinch a berth in the BcS championship game with wins over in-state rival Georgia Tech this weekend and Alabama in the SEC title game the next, has jumped from 20/1 to 13/2.

The two latest upset victims are the only other teams listed, with Oregon at 17/2 and the Wildcats at 20/1.

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20 Responses to “Tide reclaims front-runner status in BcS title odds”
  1. joeychargers says: Nov 21, 2012 10:01 PM

    Somehow, someway, Oregon will make a comeback! ……sadly, only my dreams. Such a heartbreak.

  2. clevelandschronic2 says: Nov 21, 2012 10:36 PM

    ND will lose to USC this weekend anyway. They Have barely been relevant in the last 20 years until this year. Mean while everyone is acting as if they are Alabama,LSU,Florida,Usc,TOSU or any other program thats been dominant in this decade when they havent. Even if by some chance they do win and get to go to the Nat’l Championship game(which they shouldnt bcuz they only play 12 games with no conf champ game) Alabama will destroy them.

  3. cmb79 says: Nov 21, 2012 11:16 PM

    Well, with Clevelandschronic2′s enlightened opinion, we got the stupid out of the way early.

  4. rsmeans says: Nov 22, 2012 2:10 AM

    Now that cmb79 has posted we all know who the real short yellow school bus rider is. He should go hug his Teddy Bear and let adults post.

  5. clevelandschronic2 says: Nov 22, 2012 2:58 AM

    Oo my bad didnt realize that when i post facts they would be considered stupid. Sorry cmb but they’re facts its not an opinion.

  6. smcgaels1997 says: Nov 22, 2012 4:09 AM

    Yeah let’s see how many Bama players could spell their name without a tutor. That’s something to be proud of

  7. smcgaels1997 says: Nov 22, 2012 4:13 AM

    Bama should be disqualified for playing that DIII school they played last week at least ND year in and year out play an diverse schedule. And because they aren’t in a conference they shouldn’t go? You must have gone to Bama too….better call a tutor

  8. nuggets43 says: Nov 22, 2012 4:22 AM

    ND’s front seven has three future first round picks in Te’o, Nix, and Tuitt, as well as future NFL draft picks in Lewis-Moore and Shembo. And those five guys are all NFL ready right now. Teams with a front seven like that dont get blown out.

  9. coryfor3 says: Nov 22, 2012 7:06 AM

    Yeah- cant wait to see another underwhelming and overhyped Alabama team sneak into the NC game on rep. Yawn.

  10. jgater1981 says: Nov 22, 2012 8:56 AM

    @Clevelandchronic “Facts” doesn’t mean what you think it means.

  11. kozbee says: Nov 22, 2012 10:16 AM

    Roll Tide Bama bring home what belongs to the SEC the last several seasons.Crystal Ball.
    Roll Tide

  12. shadeforourbattle says: Nov 22, 2012 11:02 AM

    @smcgaels1997
    College football is a multi hundred million/bordering on billion dollar industry. The cost of the four year scholarship for a football player at either Alabama or Norte Dame is not a fair market value to those players compared to the money that those players bring into their respective institutions. Let’s get real. This is a business, plain and simple. You are in fantasyland if you think football players at Alabama or Norte Dame are not receiving EVERY bit of academic help (and I say that knowing first hand as a college scholarship football athlete) from “tutors” and “teacher’s assistants” on papers, tests, etc…. The only thing those coaches and universities care about is that their players stay out of enough trouble and are academically eligible to keep bringing in those $500,000,000 to $600,000,000 a year ESPN television contracts that they get a cut of. Period. Stop preaching to us about how “Pure” your ND is. EVERY college football program is like this. Do you still believe in the tooth fairy?

  13. nuggets43 says: Nov 22, 2012 1:41 PM

    @shadeforourbattle,

    Of course every program utilizes tutors for their athletes. How else could these kids practice all week, spend every weekend playing a big game, and still get their course work done without help? The difference between ND and the majority of other schools is that kids at ND can’t take joke classes for four years and they’re expected to read, write, comprehend, and analyze at a college level, not an 8th grade level. In short, the academic culture for the Notre Dame football team is far different than that of an SEC school, and I think that’s obvious when you hear the players speak.

  14. jgater1981 says: Nov 22, 2012 1:48 PM

    I would say it’s obvious by their 99% athlete graduation right, which is tops in the nation.

  15. dannymac17 says: Nov 22, 2012 2:13 PM

    @clevelandschronic2

    what does the last 20 years have anything to do with the fact ND are the best team in the nation?

    You sound dumb.

  16. sssjim7 says: Nov 22, 2012 2:15 PM

    Did anyone else read this?

    http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/22/report-big-east-schools-may-vote-to-dissolve-league/

    Thoughts?

  17. jgater1981 says: Nov 22, 2012 8:26 PM

    @Danny can you take anyone seriously with chronic in their screen name? Me neither.

  18. pedagoguish says: Nov 23, 2012 9:20 AM

    Hey, Gael,

    They couldn’t spell their names WITH a tutor. In fact, they couldn’t find a literate tutor in the entire state of Alabama.

  19. dannygjay says: Nov 23, 2012 7:02 PM

    t will agree that ND football players are probably smarter than Alabama’s. It’s also the reason they can’t recruit most top athletes and haven’t really challenged for a national championship in a long, long time. I will except most of our players will probably play in the NFL and pray they don’t teach my children english. They can play some fine football though. Roll Tide

  20. lasseter1113 says: Nov 23, 2012 10:32 PM

    @smcgaels1997

    You wrote, “Bama should be disqualified for playing that DIII school they played last week at least ND year in and year out play an diverse schedule.”, and you’re seriously trying to make fun of somebody else’s education? Congratulations, you might be able to spell your own name but as far as writing a coherent sentence looks like you’re the one that needs a tutor.

    @pedagoguish

    No man, there are no tutors here in the state of Alabama, just this little place called NASA, ever heard of it? I swear to God it’s the same song and dance with most of the fans of the teams we have to play from up north. You can’t hang on the football field so you try and take shots at our state and brag about how much more a degree means from your school versus ours. NEWS FLASH, we don’t care what you think about us and last time I checked the BCS rankings don’t take in to account what each school’s graduation rate is.

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