2012 BCS Championship Odds: It's Never Too Early

Buckeye CommentarySenior Analyst IJanuary 13, 2011

Vegas has released the most preliminary of preliminary odds for the 2012 BCS Championship. Behold:

TEAM ODDS TEAM ODDS
Oklahoma7/2Mississippi State50/1
Alabama15/2South Carolina50/1
Florida State10/1Georgia50/1
Boise State12/1Iowa60/1
LSU12/Missouri60/1
Oregon14/1Cincinnati75/1
Florida15/1Michigan75/1
Nebraska18/1North Carolina75/1
Penn State20/1California100/1
TCU20/1Clemson100/1
Ohio State20/1Pittsburgh100/1
Texas20/1South Florida100/1
Stanford25/1Tennessee100/1
Virginia Tech28/1Utah100/1
Wisconsin28/1Arizona100/1
Notre Dame30/1BYU125/1
Oklahoma State30/1Oregon State125/1
West Virginia30/1Texas Tech125/1
Arkansas30/1Washington125/1
Texas A&M35/1Arizona State125/1
Michigan State40/1Georgia Tech125/1
Auburn50/1Kansas State150/1
Miami50/1Boston College150/1
Mississippi50/1UCLA150/1

 

Perhaps the item of greatest interest to anyone actually reading this is that Vegas apparently thinks Nebraska is your Big Ten favorite—not The Ohio State University.

Or, at least they believe they have the best odds of winning the MNC. Those seem like the same thing to me but maybe there is a subtle distinction I am missing.  

Penn State is also given the same billing as Ohio State at 20/1, which is really a slap in the face to the Nittany Lions considering Ohio State is without five starters for a decent portion of the season due to suspensions.

“We think you are good.  About as good as Ohio State minus several key offensive starters. What?”

A couple of meltdowns from 2010—Florida and Texas—have better than suspected odds at this stage of game.

In case you are wondering, the field is 10/1.