CFB Conference Favorites: The Odds
Which team is favored to win each conference this upcoming season in college football? Let's dive into the odds.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Florida State Seminoles are the current favorites in the ACC at 5/4 odds. The defending national champion Clemson Tigers have the next-best odds at 7/2, followed by Louisville at 9/2. Miami and Virginia Tech are both 15/2, respectively, followed by NC State at 20/1 and North Carolina at 22/1.
Not surprisingly, Ohio State and Michigan are the two teams listed atop the conference in terms of the odds. The Buckeyes are favored to win the Big Ten in 2017 at 8/5, followed closely by the Wolverines at 11/5. Penn State and Wisconsin, meanwhile, are 4/1, respectively, followed by Nebraska at 15/1. Michigan State is 18/1, Northwestern is 22/1, and Iowa is 30/1.
The Big 12 could be interesting this season, as all the teams at the top of somewhat comparable odds. Oklahoma is a 5/4 favorite to win the conference this upcoming season, followed by in-state rival Oklahoma State at 13/4. Texas is 4/1, Kansas State is 11/2, and West Virginia is 15/2. TCU, meanwhile, is a 10/1 long shot to win the Big 12, followed by Baylor at 20/1. The odds fall off a cliff from there, with Iowa State and Texas Tech both 100/1, respectively, and Kansas listed at 200/1.
Led by quarterback Sam Darnold, the USC Trojans are 11/10 favorites to win the Pac-12 in 2017. Defending conference champion Washington is 11/4, UCLA is 15/2, and Stanford is 10/1. Oregon, meanwhile, is 12/1, as is Washington State. Utah is 14/1, Colorado is 20/1, and Arizona State is 25/1. The odds drop off significantly from there, with Arizona listed at 55/1 and Cal listed at 80/1.
No surprise here: Alabama is a heavy favorite to win the SEC this upcoming season. The Crimson Tide has 5/9 odds to win the conference, followed by LSU at 11/2 and Auburn at 7/1. Florida and Georgia are both 15/2, respectively, followed by Tennessee at 15/1. Texas A&M is a 40/1 long shot, followed by Arkansas at 50/1 and Mississippi State at 60/1.