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‘Noles Bovada’s overwhelming favorite to claim a conference crown

Jimbo Fisher AP

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
Clemson 10/1
Louisville 10/1
North Carolina 10/1
Miami 12/1
Virginia Tech 12/1
Duke 20/1
Georgia Tech 25/1
Pittsburgh 40/1
Syracuse 66/1
Virginia 66/1
NC State 100/1
Boston College 200/1
Wake Forest 200/1

Odds to win the Big 12 Championship
Oklahoma 2/3
Baylor 11/4
Texas 7/1
Kansas State 10/1
Oklahoma State 10/1
TCU 14/1
Texas Tech 28/1
West Virginia 66/1
Iowa State 100/1
Kansas 100/1

Odds to win the Big Ten Championship
Ohio State 10/11
Michigan State 15/4
Wisconsin 9/2
Nebraska 11/2
Michigan 9/1
Iowa 14/1
Northwestern 40/1
Minnesota 66/1
Indiana 100/1
Maryland 100/1
Illinois 200/1
Rutgers 200/1
Purdue 300/1

Odds to win the Pac 12 Championship
Oregon 11/10
UCLA 11/4
USC 5/1
Stanford 6/1
Arizona State 12/1
Washington 14/1
Arizona 25/1
Oregon State 33/1
Washington State 50/1
Utah 66/1
California 200/1
Colorado 200/1

Odds to win the SEC Championship
Alabama 7/5
Auburn 5/1
South Carolina 5/1
Georgia 6/1
LSU 13/2
Florida 12/1
Ole Miss 14/1
Texas A&M 25/1
Mississippi State 40/1
Missouri 40/1
Tennessee 50/1
Arkansas 100/1
Kentucky 200/1
Vanderbilt 200/1

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6 Responses to “‘Noles Bovada’s overwhelming favorite to claim a conference crown”
  1. blacknole08 says: Jul 30, 2014 11:51 AM

    Floridas odds should be 1000/1. They are terrible.

  2. germanflats13a38 says: Jul 30, 2014 11:58 AM

    @blacknole08

    I agree.

    But how does constantly pointing out the foibles and inadequacies of your rival help you out when you later argue in support of your strength of schedule and the quality of your rivalry game.

  3. seminolez says: Jul 30, 2014 12:03 PM

    interesting that there is nobody with a ratio of less than one in the pac 12…

  4. blacknole08 says: Jul 30, 2014 12:31 PM

    germanflats13a38 says: Jul 30, 2014 11:58 AM

    @blacknole08

    I agree.

    But how does constantly pointing out the foibles and inadequacies of your rival help you out when you later argue in support of your strength of schedule and the quality of your rivalry game.

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    We play whoever is on our schedule, which has been predetermined in advance. Simple as that.

  5. drummerhoff says: Jul 30, 2014 1:23 PM

    Will the Noles get challenged in conference this season? The ACC needs to improve. They had a great 2013 but everyone knows that’s not the norm. Clemson will be down. Maybe the Canes are on an upswing? Is the #2 ACC school a top 10? That happens once every 10 years.

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 30, 2014 1:37 PM

    Good point @drummerhoff about the ACC. It’s going to be FSU and a bunch of also-rans….

    Even the Big 12 might have 2 top 10 teams.

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