College Football Championship Odds
The 2014-15 college football betting season is closer than you think, and this season is like none other, knowing that there is a playoff pitting the four best teams in America against each other. Will it make a difference in deciding the National Champions? We’ll check in with some of the best teams in the land this year and analyze their chances of winning the whole enchilada.
Florida State Seminoles (9/2): You really have no choice but to start your discussion for the National Championship with the garnet and gold. The Seminoles legitimately have one of the best teams in the land again, and the schedule is going to set up once again in such a way that there won’t be a game in which FSU isn’t favored in.
That said, even with the defending Heisman Trophy winner returning under center in Jameis Winston, it’s going to be really, really tough to go wire-to-wire and win a second straight title. Head Coach Jimbo Fisher has a defense with a number of holes that need to be replaced. Remember that the Noles could have three men drafted in the first round of the upcoming NFL Draft.
Alabama Crimson Tide (6/1): There really isn’t a tremendous knock on the Tide once again this year, and we have to think that they will get luckier this season going against an Auburn team which they probably should have beaten in the Iron Bowl this past season. Jacob Coker comes in from FSU, and he could legitimately be as good as the departing AJ McCarron.
The SEC, believe it or not, could be down this year, and if that really is the case, the Tide could once again roll towards a perfect season. Even going 11-1 should be good enough to get Alabama into the playoff.
Ohio State Buckeyes (9/1): There isn’t going to be a debate about the Buckeyes being in the playoff this year if they run the table, even if Alabama and Florida State do run the table. The question is whether Braxton Miller and the gang are really going to be able to beat one of these top teams in the nation, let alone two in a short span.
That said, Head Coach Urban Meyer has a history of really dominating with his teams around this time when he takes a new job, and this is where you would think that Ohio State finally sees it all the way through.
Baylor Bears (28/1): It isn’t all that likely that Baylor is going to end up going undefeated deep into the season once again this year, but we will say this: Head Coach Art Briles can flat out coach, and Bryce Petty isn’t afraid to chuck the ball all over the field.
There isn’t another team in the Big XII which scares us this year, and this could be the first time since the departure of Robert Griffin III that Baylor is legitimately one of the best teams in the nation once again.
College Football National Title Odds from BOVADA SPORTSBOOK
Florida State 11/2
Ohio State 12/1
Michigan State 25/1
South Carolina 33/1
Notre Dame 50/1
Texas A&M 66/1
Kansas State 100/1
North Carolina 100/1
Arizona State 100/1
Mississippi State 150/1
Oklahoma State 150/1
Virginia Tech 150/1
Texas Tech 200/1
Boise State 300/1
West Virginia 300/1
Boston College 500/1
Georgia Tech 500/1
Oregon State 500/1
South Florida 500/1