COLLEGE FOOTBALL UPDATE: THE BCS WIN IT ALL ODDS


From the Jim Hurley Network Staff
Contributing Sportsbook Editor


Let's take a few minutes to zoom around and check out the up-to-the-minute BCS Odds to Win it All (note all figures below are based on $100 per-play wagers):

FLORIDA STATE (+300) - Tough to argue with the defending champ Seminoles being the odds-on favorite here with Heisman Trophy-winning QB Jameis Winston back in the saddle, but the ?Noles must satisfy some hot-shot running backs and wide receivers, and that's no small task for boss-man Jimbo Fisher. P.S., Florida State did score 40-plus points in 12 of its 14 games last year.

ALABAMA (+600) - Every year you expect the Crimson Tide to either win it all or at least be right there in the running, but will things run so smoothly on offense now that AJ McCarron is gone, and doesn't that 'Bama defense need to forced more turnovers in the team's biggest games this year?

OREGON (+600) - Count us among the folks who thought it too tall a task last year for rookie boss Mark Helfrich to win it all in the first season of the post-Chip Kelly Era, but now that QB Marcus Mariota is one year older/wiser, this Pac-12 team is serious about winning it all. Folks, we'd like to see Oregon be a bit more physical but this unit is head-and-shoulder pads better than the rest of the league and Mariota should be Heisman-like with his aerial numbers and ground figures pretty comparable.

AUBURN (+1000) - The Gus Malzahn Show was an amazing hit last year, but you wonder if the off-season now allowed opponents to key on the actions of the War Eagle quarterbacks plus we wonder if a leaky defense can get all the way to the BCS Championship Game for a second straight season... hey, should have beaten Florida State last year in the title tilt.

OKLAHOMA (+1000) - Last year's Sooners won 11 games, bested Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Alabama in back-to-back-to-back games to close out the year and believe this year's club is super-speedy all around. Okay, so Oklahoma never does qualify as a "sleeper" but Bob Stoops crew may be overlooked by some and that's a huge mistake. Can they be perfect in a rowdy Big 12?



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