Skip to comments.Florida State, Alabama betting favorites to win national title
Posted on 07/23/2014 10:25:13 AM PDT by C19fan
Alabama and defending champion Florida State are co-favorites to win the 2014 national championship, according to odds released by Bovada.
The Crimson Tide and Seminoles are both listed at 11/2 odds to win the title in the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff. Oregon comes next at 7/1, followed by Oklahoma at 9/1 and Auburn at 10/1.
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“THE Ohio State University”? You mean Dayton? :)
Did Florida make the Top 50?
Depends whether either can keep their players healthy and out of JAIL.
With their current coach?
Gots to be kidding right?
They are about 15th, the fifth or sixth team from the SEC of the 8 in the top 20.
Corn-fed-beef only goes so far.
Thoroughbred muscle is a different story.
Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions provides proper perspective in why over-sized, “corn-fed” upper-midwest teams aren’t well perceived for such things as a “national championship”.
Wehn asked his opinion of Aaron Gibson, OG/T and 1st round pick of the Lions, his simple response was:, “No human being gets to 400+ pounds lifting weights.”
2 weeks later, he retired and forfeited over 27 million dollars in performance and contract value.
They were being generous.
FSU has been absolutely LOADED, talent wise, for the past many years, it was really something of an embarrassment to the coaching staff that they couldn’t win it. Now that they know how to win, this could be a dynasty.
It’s early. I would rather not be rated and fly under the radar and then swoop in at the end and play for the championship.
If you’re talking about the uniVersity of Dayton, that’s a different conference, IIRC.
As for the Scandal Evading Conference, their record carries a Barry Bonds-sized asterisk. What goes on there gets no attention, while the NCAA is more than happy to smite others that win “too much” (e.g. tOSU, USC, [and to a limited extent] PSU).
When the SEC starts facing some rewrites of its record, I might look at them a bit differently.
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