Tuesday evening, Bovada.lv released its way-too-early championship odds for the 2014 college football season. The question is, is there another Auburn in the bunch that has the Cinderella potential to pay off big in the end by dropping some cash early?
As expected, 2013 BCS champion Florida State enters the 2014 offseason as Bovada‘s betting favorite, coming off at 11/2. Two-loss Alabama, which is once again gearing up to sign yet another top-rated recruiting class a month from now, is close behind the Seminoles at 13/2.
Interestingly, and including the Tide, the three teams directly behind FSU all lost its bowl games, with the others being Stanford (9/1) and Ohio State (10/1).
Auburn, which lost a three-point heartbreaker to FSU Monday night in Pasadena, is slotted at 14/1. Last year at this time, the Tigers were 1000/1 to win the 2013 BCS title as they were coming off a three-win season; at least two fans who plunked down $100 each on AU a year ago came within seconds of turning that into $100,000.
Bovada didn’t list any über longshots in its release, but does have the likes of, among others, Arizona, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Virginia Tech listed at 100/1 if you’re so inclined.
So, who ya got? If you were/are the gambling kind, which team would you put your hard-earned money on to win the first-ever College Football Playoff? Vote below, and whine that you’re team wasn’t listed as an option below that.