|2010 BCS National Championship Odds to Win: Florida Gators|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Wednesday, 01 July 2009 09:07|
Florida Season Odds
The defending BCS National Champion Florida Gators believe they will once again have the best team in the nation returning for the 2009 college football season and oddsmakers don’t disagree.
After sporting an overall record of 13-1 and beating Oklahoma 24-14 in the 2009 BCS National Championship, Urban Meyer and company will return one of the best overall teams in the nation next year.
Coming back are all-everything quarterback Tim Tebow, as well as receiver Aaron Hernandez, tacking-machine Brandon Spikes, sack artist Carlos Dunlap and ball-hawking safety Ahmad Black.
Even though Tebow is one of the best players in college football (if not the best), the strength of this team will be its defense. A unit that ranked fourth in the nation last year in scoring defense and ninth in total defense returns all 11 starters. Spikes is the leader of a defense that will once again dominate in ’09.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL, Florida is a 2/1 favorite to win the 2010 BCS National Championship. As long as their offensive line (which needs to replace former tackles Phil Trautwein and Jason Watkins) doesn’t become a weakness, there’s no reason to believe that the Gators won’t compete for a national title this season. They’re simply the best team in college football and should once again dominate, even in a highly competitive SEC.
2010 BCS National Championship Odds to Win
Florida Gators 2/1
Posted: 7/1/09 2:07PM ET