As expected, the defending BCS champions are getting some additional gambling love heading into the first season of the new College Football Playoff.
In odds released by Bovada.lv, Florida State was listed as a 4/11 favorite to win the ACC championship for the second straight season. Clemson, Louisville and North Carolina were next at 10/1 apiece.
Not only is FSU by far the most overwhelming favorite from any conference, but the gap between the next closest odds-wise is by far the biggest.
Oklahoma and Ohio State are 2/3 and 10/11 favorites to win the Big 12 and Big Ten, respectively. Baylor is “close” to the Sooners, relatively speaking, at 11/4 while Michigan State, which beat OSU in last year’s conference title game, was a good piece down the road from the Buckeyes at 15/4.
Earlier this month, the Seminoles were listed as Bovada‘s co-favorites with Alabama at 11/2 to win the 2014 title. The Tide (7/5) are the prohibitive favorites over BCS title-game runner-up Auburn (5/1) to win the SEC.
Purdue, on the other hand, is given by far the worst odds of ending its league title drought, with the Boilermakers, coming off a one-win 2013 campaign, coming in at 300/1. Boston College and Wake Forest of the ACC; Illinois and new member Rutgers of the Big Ten; Cal and Colorado of the Pac-12; Kentucky and Vanderbilt of the SEC all come in at 200/1.
And, for those who are curious, woebegone Kansas is at a disturbingly high 100/1 to win the Big 12.
Below are the most recent odds on the Power Five conferences, again courtesy of Bovada.lv:
Odds to win the ACC Championship
Florida State 4/11
North Carolina 10/1
Virginia Tech 12/1
Georgia Tech 25/1
NC State 100/1
Boston College 200/1
Wake Forest 200/1
Odds to win the Big 12 Championship
Kansas State 10/1
Oklahoma State 10/1
Texas Tech 28/1
West Virginia 66/1
Iowa State 100/1
Odds to win the Big Ten Championship
Ohio State 10/11
Michigan State 15/4
Odds to win the Pac 12 Championship
Arizona State 12/1
Oregon State 33/1
Washington State 50/1
Odds to win the SEC Championship
South Carolina 5/1
Ole Miss 14/1
Texas A&M 25/1
Mississippi State 40/1