Skip to content

Tide now Bovada’s co-favorites with FSU as title favorites

Nick Saban AP

Back in January, reigning BCS champion Florida State was the favorite to claim the first-ever championship in the College Football Playoff era.

Six months later, and a handful of weeks before the start of the 2014 season, the Seminoles have some company at the top.

According to Bovada.lv, FSU remains at the same 11/2 odds to win the 2014 FBS championship as they were earlier this year.  Joining them at 11/2, however, is Alabama.  In the most recent set of odds, the Tide came in at 13/2.

In odds released a couple of weeks ago, the Tide stood at 6/1 while the ‘Noles were, again, at 11/2.

The team that’s made the biggest jump over the last seven months is Ole Miss, with the Rebels moving from 66/1 to 40/1.  Others trending upward are Oregon (7/1, from 12/1), Oklahoma (20/1, from 9/1), Auburn (10/1, from 14/1), UCLA (14/1, from 25/1), Georgia (18/1, from 25/1)LSU (20/1), from 25/1), USC (25/1, from 33/1) and Wisconsin (33/1, from 40/1).

On the flip side, Bovada has lost all kinds of respect for Stanford as the Cardinal has tumbled from 9/1 in January to 33/1 in July.  Clemson and Texas A&M have also taken precipitous drops, with both going from 25/1 to 66/1.  Ohio State (12/1, from 10/1), Michigan State (25/1, from 20/1), Baylor (28/1, from 25/1) and Florida and South Carolina (33/1, from 25/1) are among the others who have lost wagering ground to the field.

Below are the complete set of championship odds, again courtesy of Bovada.lv:

(Writer’s note: teams in red have longer odds, teams in blue have shorter odds, and teams in black stayed the same.)

2014 Title Odds

Permalink 2 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Alabama Crimson Tide, Articles, Atlantic Coast Conference, Auburn Tigers, Baylor Bears, Big 12 Conference, Big Ten Conference, Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Georgia Bulldogs, LSU Tigers, Michigan State Spartans, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, Ole Miss Rebels, Oregon Ducks, Pac-12 Conference, Rumor Mill, South Carolina Gamecocks, Southeastern Conference, Stanford Cardinal, Texas A&M Aggies, Top Posts, UCLA Bruins, USC Trojans, Wisconsin Badgers
2 Responses to “Tide now Bovada’s co-favorites with FSU as title favorites”
  1. atwatercrushesokoye says: Jul 22, 2014 7:26 PM

    Bovada didn’t gain or lose respect for anyone, and they aren’t picking a winner or a favorite, they don’t care!

    Betting odds are based purely on getting as much money to come into the casino or book as possible. More people were betting on Bama so they lowered their odds to encourage action elsewhere. Less people were betting on Ohio State so they increased their odds in an attempt to get people to wager on them.

  2. seminolez says: Jul 23, 2014 8:21 AM

    In the moist recent set of odds, the Tide came in at 13/2.

    ——–

    So moist.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!