College Football Is Almost Upon Us

Sunday, August 19, 2007

(posted by OMDQ)

As Every Day Should Be Saturday reminds us on a daily basis, the college football season is fast approaching. In less than twelve days, 119 teams will begin a four month long quest to determine who is the very best team in all the land.

Will it be a perennial contender like USC, Oklahoma or LSU? Will a formerly great program - Notre Dame, Florida State, Penn State - regain its past glory? Will an unexpected contender - this year's Rutgers or Boise State - rise from perennial whipping boy to potential champion in the space of twelve games?

Unfortunately, we won't know any of this until early January. Until then, we have the recently released Top 25 poll and's betting odds, both of which rank USC as the best bet to walk away with the...does the BCS trophy have a name? If it doesn't - shouldn't it?

School Odds
USC 5/2
Michigan 7/1
Florida 8/1
LSU 8/1
West Virginia 9/1
Oklahoma 10/1
Texas 10/1
Louisville 20/1
Virginia Tech 22/1
Florida State 28/1
Ohio State 28/1
Wisconsin 28/1
Miami (FL) 30/1
Penn State 30/1
Rutgers 35/1
Georgia 40/1
Missouri 40/1
Nebraska 40/1
Notre Dame 40/1
UCLA 40/1
Tennessee 45/1
Arkansas 50/1
California 50/1
Texas A&M 50/1
Field 50/1
Auburn 70/1
South Carolina 75/1
South Florida 75/1
Alabama 80/1
Clemson 80/1
Mississippi 80/1
Oregon 80/1
Iowa 90/1
Arizona State 100/1
Boise State 100/1
Kansas 100/1
Michigan State 100/1
Minnesota 100/1
Northwestern 100/1
Southern Mississippi 100/1
TCU 100/1
Hawaii 125/1
Washington State 125/1
Air Force 150/1
Boston College 150/1
Brigham Young 150/1
Kentucky 150/1
Navy 150/1
Washington 150/1
Virginia 150/1
Army 180/1
Colorado 180/1
Texas Tech 180/1
Georgia Tech 200/1
Illinois 200/1
Indiana 200/1
Oklahoma State 200/1
Oregon State 200/1
Wake Forest 200/1
Arizona 250/1
Kansas State 250/1
Maryland 250/1
North Carolina State 250/1
Pittsburgh 250/1
Purdue 350/1

Posted by One More Dying Quail at 2:34 AM


Great topic (and wonderful picture choice!) USC is the odds-on favorite, but I'd be tentative about laying action on any team in this scenario.

How in the world does South Florida have shorter odds than Oregon? I lived in Tampa for five years and saw the USF football program come to life during my time there, but the BCS Title? Be serious. Maybe I still remember 2002 too vividly (when they went 9-2 and yet did not receive a bowl bid) but I think the old boys club is not ready for USF to be playing for the national title.

As for the BCS Title trophy, it deserves a corporate name, as it's money that prevents us from having a Division I-A playoff system.

Draft King said...
Aug 19, 2007, 10:36:00 AM  

How do you not know it's the "Siemens" trophy. I mean c'mon, that's easy to remember.

Let me say it's possible the Siemens trophy is for basketball but I don't think so.

BD said...
Aug 19, 2007, 10:48:00 AM  


- U.S. high school students

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Aug 19, 2007, 6:22:00 PM  

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