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Poll: which team would you put your money on in 2014?

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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.

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16 Responses to “Poll: which team would you put your money on in 2014?”
  1. miamifishfan says: Jan 8, 2014 5:40 PM

    Was hoping for longer odds on FL

  2. miamifishfan says: Jan 8, 2014 5:40 PM

    Was hoping for longer odds on Gators

  3. fmlizard says: Jan 8, 2014 5:42 PM

    Crazy longshot: Iowa. They are not national title timber, but the schedule…

    They draw the softer B1G West, their crossovers are Rutgers, Maryland, and Indiana. No OSU, Michigan, MSU, or Penn State. What luck!

    They are a 8-5 or 9-4 team that may be favored in every game they play.

  4. spunhead73 says: Jan 8, 2014 5:43 PM

    Don’t put your money on OSU,they will once again play a cupcake schedule,like they do every year,and get beat when they play a real team. They are a bunch of losers.

  5. fsu01 says: Jan 8, 2014 5:55 PM

    I am not a gambling man; however, answering the question as stated (Which team would you put your money on?) I would say that would be Oklahoma. Do I think Oklahoma will win? No but I would immediately not bet on my favorite team, FSU, or Alabama because of odds. Based on the way they finished against Alabama Oklahoma at 20:1 may be good odds to take.

  6. coltzfan166 says: Jan 8, 2014 6:01 PM

    Ohio State or Oklahoma

  7. lrical says: Jan 8, 2014 6:24 PM

    UTEP

  8. Deb says: Jan 8, 2014 6:26 PM

    The odds stuff is Greek to me. And it’s tough to predict college teams because of the turnover in personnel. I’m optimistic that Bama will have a good season–assuming rumors about strong QB talent waiting to replace A.J. are true. Expect FSU to do well since they’re returning Winston. Imagine Auburn will continue to impress. But we’ll really just have to wait and see.

  9. soundsofsuccess7 says: Jan 8, 2014 6:28 PM

    Oklahoma

  10. thraiderskin says: Jan 8, 2014 6:36 PM

    I said Florida State, I think Winston is something special and he only has room to grow. Winston is also my Heisman favorite and the reason why Florida State can beat anyone.

  11. jrs45 says: Jan 8, 2014 7:19 PM

    OSU and OU

  12. BrownsTown says: Jan 8, 2014 7:30 PM

    Winston should take that rose out of his ear. They didn’t win the Rose Bowl. Maybe he can go spit on Walter Camp’s grave now that the season is over.

  13. halbert53 says: Jan 8, 2014 7:45 PM

    Bama may well be the best overall team in the SEC West, but their defense geared toward conventional offenses such as LSU is vulnerable to up tempo and pass happy offenses.

    tOSU will be better but will have tougher schedule in Big 10 East. Defense vulnerable to conventional (MSU) and uptempo/passing. (Clemson).

    Based on quality and relative ease of schedule, FSU and OK are likely top two seeds and OK doesn’t have a conference title game to worry about.

    What seems overlooked is unlike the long prep time before big bowls, there will be only a week between semifinal and NC game. The team that can balance its defense against traditional /uptempo offenses has best chance.

    My money would be on OK for best return on investment but would also bet money on FSU.

    Probably SEC champ seeded 3 and PAC 12 champ seeded 4.

  14. imaduffer says: Jan 9, 2014 12:47 PM

    Condi Rice says, what conference does “None of the Above” play in?

  15. clemsonstillsucks says: Jan 13, 2014 10:16 PM

    ^ postbox the month

  16. clemsonstillsucks says: Jan 13, 2014 10:16 PM

    ^ post of the month

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