Given the fact that Alabama and Oregon have been 1-2 in the Associated Press poll for five straight weeks and in the coaches’ poll for four, it’s no surprise that, according to one wagering website, the two remain on a collision course for an early January meeting in Pasadena.
In the latest set of odds released by Bovada.lv, the Tide is a 9/5 favorite to win the 2013 BCS title while the Ducks sit at 15/4. Those odds are slightly better than they were two weeks ago, when UA was sitting at 2/1 and the Ducks at 4/1.
Ohio State, despite critics questioning its schedule as well as injuries, has climbed a bit to 11/2 from mid-September’s 13/2. Stanford also sees better odds this time around, going from 14/1 to the current 11/1.
After climbing steadily in the preseason and into the 2013 season, Clemson dropped from 12/1 to 14/1 while ACC rival Florida State remained steady at 12/1.
Despite the fact that it still controls its own destiny by winning out, LSU tumbled from 14/1 to 25/1 following its tough, three-point loss to Georgia. The Bulldogs, on the other hand, moved from 22/1 to 18/1, the best odds of any one-loss team.
Thanks to wins their past two games that almost weren’t, Michigan is now at 28/1. The Wolverines were at 33/1 in the preseason before moving to 16/1 in mid-September.
Northwestern and Missouri are unbeaten, but still come in at 100/1 and 300/1, respectively.
Below are the latest odds for the 2013 BCS title, again courtesy of Bovada.lv:
Ohio State 11/2
Florida State 12/1
Texas A&M 50/1
Oklahoma State 100/1
South Carolina 100/1
Virginia Tech 250/1
Michigan State 300/1