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Wednesday, 30 August 2006 05:35
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Pinnacle Posts Heisman & BCS Odds

Although the 2006 college football season doesn’t kick off until later this week, the national champion and Heisman Trophy debates are already heating up. Adding fuel to the pre-season NCAA football hype, PinnacleSports today released updated odds on who will be crowned the nation’s top collegiate player and which team will capture the BCS National Championship.


The largest sports betting site on the Internet, PinnacleSports currently lists Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn as the pre-season favorite to become the Fighting Irish’s eighth Heisman Trophy winner at 3/1 odds.

Oklahoma junior running back Adrian Peterson has been listed with the second best odds to win college football’s top honor at 4/1. Dual threat quarterback Troy Smith (9/1) will attempt to bring Ohio State it’s first Heisman Trophy since Eddie George in 1995, while teammates Michael Bush (12/1) and Brian Brohm (14/1) both hope to become Louisville’s first Heisman winner. Other leading candidates to be named college football’s most outstanding player include: West Virginia quarterback Steve Slaton (16/1); Florida signal caller Chris Leak (20/1); Cal running back Marshawn Lynch (21/1); Michigan running back Mike Hart (23/1); Ohio State wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. (23/1); Iowa quarterback Drew Tate (25/1) and Notre Dame tailback Darius Walker (26/1).


While all 119 Division I teams enter the new season on equal footing with championship aspirations, the oddsmakers at PinnacleSports believe only a handful stand any real chance of winning the BCS Championship Game on January 8th. In what’s certainly a surprise, the West Virginia Mountaineers are currently a 13/2 favorite to win the national championship mainly because of their relatively soft schedule and betting to date. Notre Dame is a slight underdog to capture their 14th national title at 7/1 odds, followed by top-ranked Ohio State at 15/2. Despite losing the last two Heisman Trophy winners and a number of other stars, PinnacleSports believes USC is a solid championship contender again this season, listing the Trojans at 8/1 to win another national title. The Chris Leak-led Florida Gators are 10/1 to bring a championship back to the Swamp, while reigning national champion Texas currently stands at 12/1 to repeat this year. Other teams that could be victorious in the January 8th BCS Championship Game include: Auburn (14/1), Oklahoma (14/1), Florida State (21/1), Miami (21/1), Louisville (24/1), LSU (26/1), California (28/1) and Michigan (29/1).


PinnacleSports also offers odds on which teams will win several of the major Division I conference championships as well as lines on total regular season wins by a number of college teams. In addition, the sportsbook has posted betting lines on every game taking place during the opening weekend of the season as well as a number of marquee match-ups taking place throughout the entire 2006 NCAA campaign.


Current Odds:                        *All Odds Subject To Change*


Odds To Win 2006 Heisman Trophy


Brady Quinn                3/1

Adrian Peterson           4/1

Troy Smith                   9/1

Michael Bush               12/1

Brian Brohm                14/1

Steve Slaton                 16/1

Chris Leak                   20/1

Marshawn Lynch         21/1

Mike Hart                    23/1

Ted Ginn Jr.                 23/1

Drew Tate                    25/1

Darius Walker              26/1

Kenny Irons                 27/1

Chad Henne                 29/1

Kyle Wright                 32/1

Drew Stanton               35/1

Kenneth Darby            37/1

Blake Mitchell             37/1

Drew Weatherford       37/1

JaMarcus Russell         37/1

Reggie Ball                  37/1




Odds To Win BCS Championship Game


West Virginia               13/2

Notre Dame                 7/1

Ohio State                    15/2

USC                             8/1

Florida                         11/1

Texas                           12/1

Auburn                        14/1

Oklahoma                    14/1

Florida State                 21/1

Miami                          21/1

Louisville                     24/1

LSU                             26/1

California                    28/1

Michigan                      29/1

Iowa                            35/1

Virginia Tech               58/1

Clemson                      71/1

Penn State                    74/1

Alabama                      85/1

Michigan State             81/1

UCLA                          85/1

Georgia                        85/1

Nebraska                     85/1

Oregon                         85/1

Arizona State               85/1

Tennessee                    85/1

Arkansas                      100/1

Boston College            120/1

TCU                             120/1

Purdue                         200/1

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