The latest 2013 BCS National Championship Odds as expected, has SEC teams like Alabama (+500) and LSU (+400) among the favorites to win the National Championship, but also drawing strong consideration are Oklahoma and USC, who are listed at +1000 and +400 odds, respectively, to win the 2013 BCS National Championship.The start 2012 college football season is still several months away and the 2013 BCS National Championship Game will not be played until January 7th, but, as any good fan of the pigskin knows, it is never too early to start talking about football.
LSU Tigers odds(+400): The Tigers lost some big names from last year’s 13-1 SEC winning team, including Morris Claiborne, Michael Brockers, and Rueben Randle, but Head Coach Les Miles did not rest on his laurels. Miles welcomes another all-star recruiting class to Baton Rouge, and he also has a number of starters returning to the team. Among those back on campus are running back Spencer Ware, cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, and defensive end Sam Montgomery. LSU’s non-conference schedule features North Texas, Washington, Idaho, and Towson. The Tigers will host conference foes South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss while traveling to Auburn, Florida, Texas A&M, and Arkansas.
Alabama Crimson Tide odds (+500): The Crimson Tide was unable to get past LSU in the regular season, but they beat the Tigers when it mattered most, securing a third National Championship for Head Coach Nick Saban. Like LSU, Alabama lost a great deal of talent to the NFL Draft; however, also like LSU, the school is more than adept at bringing in a plethora of high caliber recruits. The Tide is certain to feel the loss of players like Trent Richardson, Courtney Upshaw, Mark Barron, and Dont’a Hightower, but it would be shocking if Saban, who at this juncture has the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class, does not have Alabama back in the thick of the SEC title chase, and, perhaps, the BCS title picture.
USC Trojans odds (+400): It would appear as though the Trojans are getting off NCAA probation at the perfect time. Head Coach Lane Kiffin, love him or hate him, has the program on the verge of a return to glory as he was somehow able to retain quarterback Matt Barkley for another season. Last year’s squad posted a 10-2 record and looked like a top two or three team down the stretch, beating Notre Dame, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and UCLA by an average of 23 points per game while nearly upsetting #6 Stanford (lost 48-56) in a back and forth three overtime affair.
Oklahoma Sooners odds (+1000): 2011 did not go according to plan for Big Game Bob Stoops and his Sooners. Many expected to see Oklahoma in 2012 BCS National Championship, but it would get no where near New Orleans after regular season games to Texas Tech, Baylor, and Oklahoma State. In fact, the Sooners barely sniffed the top of the Big 12 standings, finishing fourth in the conference with a 6-3 league record. OU did close the season out with a nice post-season victory, stomping Iowa 31-14 in the Insight Bowl, though. And, per usual, Stoops put together another top recruiting class to pair with big name returnees like Landry Jones and Kenny Stills.
Complete list of BCS National Championship Odds: Alabama +500, Arkansas +1800, Auburn +5000, Arizona +12500, Boise State +6600, Boston College +20000, BYU +17500, California +8000, Cincinnati +8000, Clemson +3000, Florida +5000, Florida State +1500, Georgia +1800, Georgia Tech +15000, Iowa +10000, Kansas State +5000, LSU +400, Miami +12500, Michigan +3000, Michigan State +7500, Missouri +10000, Mississippi State +8000, Nebraska +3500, Notre Dame +2500, Oklahoma +1000, Oklahoma State +8000, Oregon +1200, Oregon State +25000, Penn State +12500, Pittsburgh +12500, South Carolina +3500, South Florida +12500, Stanford +10000, TCU +5000, Tennessee +10000, Texas +2800, Texas A&M +12000, UCLA +17500, USC +400, Virginia Tech +2500, Washington +10000, West Virginia +3000, Wisconsin +6000, Field +1500.
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