With two games left until their respective conference’s championship games — and one left until the mother of all rivalry games — Alabama and Florida State, as expected, remain the odds-on betting favorite for a showdown the first week of the new year.
In Bovada.lv‘s most recent set of odds released yesterday, the Tide is listed as a “scratch favorite” at 1/1 to win the 2013 BCS title. The Seminoles are at 8/5.
Both UA and FSU have shorter odds than a week ago, with the former previously at 5/4 and the latter at 7/4. Entering the 2013 season, the Seminoles were at 22/1 and behind 10 other teams to win the BCS .
Both Baylor and Ohio State are seeing longer odds despite being the only other two undefeated teams from one of the Big Five conferences left at the FBS level. The Bears, which are within a win over Oklahoma State Saturday of leapfrogging the Buckeyes into the No. 3 spot in the BCS standings, have 7/1 odds (4/1 last week) per Bovada while OSU, winners of a nation’s best 22 straight, are at 10/1 (17/2).
On-loss teams Oregon (20/1) and Auburn (33/1) remain at least a peripheral part of the betting discussion, as does Missouri. Mizzou, which was off the board last week, is back at 75/1.
No other teams were listed by Bovada.