What are the odds?

ESPN dude checks with a leading British sports book to get an early peek at next season’s MNC odds and gets this list of favorites:

LSU Tigers: 4.5 to 1 odds
Alabama Crimson Tide: 5 to 1
USC Trojans: 8 to 1
Oregon Ducks: 10 to 1
Oklahoma Sooners: 12 to 1
Florida State Seminoles: 12 to 1
Georgia Bulldogs: 12 to 1

The “Mark Richt’s teams never do well in the face of high expectations” meme starts now.

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35 responses to “What are the odds?

  1. Mike

    Memes are a lot like stereotypes. They get that way for a reason. It’s interesting that the 3 12:1 teams have that stereotype

  2. charlottedawg

    Sorry to post something completely unrelated but if the first poster is Gator fan Mike, I have a question: how do you think Muschamp’s 7-6 first yr comapres to Saban’s 7-6 record at Bama his first year and more importantly what do you think are the chances the Gators turn into an SEC contender in year 2 under Muschamp?

  3. Hobnail_Boot

    Florida State? Seriously, this again?

    • The Lone Stranger

      They’ve got the measurable athletes…just have to wait on the coach.

      • Macallanlover

        It does seem Jimbo deserves to be under the spotlight, it seems he just never has his players prepared for the big games. Not sure what is missing but I made myself a note last season to never bet on another FSU game until he shows the team can play up to, if not over, their potential.

        • The Lone Stranger

          Well, the Noles may have cured the Clemson “problem” after snagging DC Steele. He should know enough to keep the Tigers from scoring 35 pts. again, but how does one explain Wake Forest scoring 35 on ‘em the very next week ?

          If Fisher is the reputed QB guru as is oft-quoted 2012 would seem tailor-made to do damage with EJ Manuel in his last season. Though they do lose 2 of their top 3 WRs and the leading two TEs.

          • Hogbody Spradlin

            For some inexplicable reason, Wake Forest has had a big run against FSU this century. I believe they have a 3 in a row in there.

            Says Mrs. Spradlin, who went to Wake, and never forgets Mackovic’s Meatballs.

            • Macallanlover

              I have an affiliation with Wake so I have particularly enjoyed Wake’s run over FSU. much to the chagrin of my semi-Seminole children. Daughter also graduated Wake Law. Mackovic and I have became friends in 1989 as golf partners. Never had the meatballs, hope they weren’t Arlene’s recipe because they would be gone with the wind now.

    • Alphadawg

      This was my thought to. I think 12 to 1 odds are about right for UGA, but how in the hell does FSU have the same odds as we do? Did they not watch any of those late season games. FSU was horrible and they weren’t hit with a lot of injuries either, hell the game verse UF set Florida football back 25 years.

      • Alphadawg

        FSU lost to Wake Forest and Virginia, the win verse UF was ugly and they barely beat a middling ND in the bowl game.

      • William

        Not to play devil’s advocate, but FSU did have a rash of injuries hit them. They lost several key contributors during the year. In the game against OK alone they lost quite a bit it seemed. Not all were lost for the season, but as we can attest, missing key contributors during tough stretches almost always= loss/tight games.

  4. Irishdawg

    Doesn’t Oklahoma come into every season with sky high expectations and always find some way to step on their cranks? Any reason to suspect otherwise next year?

  5. JaxDawg

    No way Bama makes it, not a chance.

  6. Comin' Down The Track

    Crap.

  7. Dave

    Expectations should be really high this year….At the beginning of the season, Vegas will have us favored in every game of the 12 game regular season.

  8. ScoutDawg

    Damn, seems like we are all worried about the wrong thing, er teams…

    • Cojones

      What’s worse is we all want to project well on the NC, but when it happens, only then do some realize we are in the Bull’s Eye.

  9. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I’m gonna put down a grand or so on UGA. 12-1 is long odds for a team that made it to the SECCG last season with most of its best players returning. If UGA just beats the teams it is favored to beat in ’12 it makes it to the SECCG. Then it is a one game playoff with Bama/LSU/Arkansas to get into the BCSNCG and the SEC Champion has won that game every time it has played in it including the last 6 in a row. If the Dawgs get into the BCSNCG they’ll win it. Hell, I’ve just about talked myself into betting ten grand!

  10. GTornadoes

    Can’t remember the last time UGA beat pre-season expectations. Happens 1 out of 10 years, are you saying there’s a chance?

  11. GoPostal

    Not quite. Pre season #19, final #19.

    UGA doesn’t beat expectations too often under Mark Richt in last 5 or 6 years.

    At least AP pre season poll, when you compare to final poll, usually worse.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/rankings/_/week/1

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