9 Teams with the Best Odds to Qualify for the 1st College Football Playoff

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9 Teams with the Best Odds to Qualify for the 1st College Football Playoff
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We are inching—inching—closer to the 2014 college football season, and our good friends at the sportsbooks have noticed.

Early last week, offshore betting outpost 5Dimes.com posted its first over/under win totals of the season, and now Bovada has followed suit with a few props on which teams will make the College Football Playoff (h/t Jerry Hinnen of CBSSports.com).

The nine teams posted are predictable—the biggest long shot is UCLA at 12-5 odds to make it and 5-19 to not. But it is interesting nonetheless to see where the juice lies on certain favorites.

All of these teams have the roster to win their conference and compete for a spot in the CFP. If they didn't, they wouldn't be listed here. But taking into account factors such as schedule and the lines that were posted, let's look at which bets seem smartest, which bets seem foolish and which bets should be avoided altogether.

Chime in below with where you disagree.

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