Florida State remains the odds-on favorite to win the national championship in 2014, despite history suggesting that banking on a repeat national title is unwise. Bovada has released updated national championship odds and the defending national champion Seminoles remain in front of the pack.
Florida State is listed at 11/2 on the updated odds, with Alabama right behind with 6/1 odds. The top four national championship favorites based off of these odds may come as a slight surprise if you compared to the odds given for teams to make the four-team College Football Playoff in late May. Florida State, Alabama, Oregon and Ohio State had the four best betting odds to reach the new mini-playoff format, but the updated odds to actually win the national championship see Auburn (9/1), who lost to Florida State in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game, slip past Ohio State (10/1).
Here are the top favorites based on the updated Bovada betting odds, as well as some other notable odds worth mentioning.
Florida State, 11/2
Ohio State, 10/1
Michigan State, 25/1
South Carolina, 25/1
Other notable odds
Notre Dame, 40/1
The Heisman odds were released by Bovada in late January.