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So, based on who’s favored and who’s not, how would those Golden Nugget lines on SEC teams play out? al.com has your answers. (Order based on favored-underdog-toss up.)
- Alabama: 8-0-1
- Georgia: 4-0-2
- LSU: 7-1-1
- Missouri: 5-2
- Auburn: 5-3-1
- Ole Miss: 4-2-1
- Tennessee: 4-2-1
- Arkansas: 4-4
- Texas A&M: 3-5
- South Carolina: 1-5
- Vanderbilt: 0-1
- Kentucky 0-2
- Mississippi State: 0-6
- Florida: 0-7
First impression? Vegas is a lot less worried about this not being the Year of the Quarterback than we are.
… and some of Georgia’s numbers may surprise you.
- South Carolina Gamecocks at Georgia Bulldogs (-11)
- Alabama Crimson Tide at Georgia Bulldogs (Pick)
- Georgia Bulldogs at Tennessee Volunteers (Pick)
- Missouri Tigers at Georgia Bulldogs (-8.5)
- Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs (-12) in Jacksonville
- Georgia Bulldogs at Auburn Tigers (Pick)
- Georgia Bulldogs (-1) at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Were that Alabama-Georgia line to hold up ’til game day, it would be the first time in something like seventy games in which the Tide didn’t enter a game as the favorite.
That’s not the weirdest to me, though. Tennessee is getting some crazy love at home – a home pick ’em against Georgia and a three-point favorite against Oklahoma, for starters. But the Vols are still listed as a ten-point dog in Tuscaloosa.
Oh, and that Tech line? FSU is a one-point underdog in Atlanta.
I don’t know if the SEC East is catching up to the West or not, but based on these odds for winning a conference championship, it’s a damned sight closer to parity than anything the Big Ten’s got going for it.
The programming question for the Big Ten Network: how soon do you start talking up the national championship?
Buffet away, dudes and dudines.
- Roll Bama Roll continues its look at SEC scheduling here and here. (Note in the first link which school comes up with the easiest schedule of the 2007-2014 era.)
- Just because the AJ-C hired Seth Emerson doesn’t mean it’s quit click-baiting Georgia folks.
- The Mountain West is peeved that Army-Navy won’t move their game.
- That public university president gig isn’t bad. (It’s even better for the private ones.)
- In case you hadn’t noticed, the SEC is ridiculously loaded at the running back position this season.
- And given this, that’s probably a good thing.
- So, how good was Vegas calling the SEC last season?
- Mike Slive takes a victory lap with Stewart Mandel.
- Mississippi State will require student-athletes to take monthly online classes before receiving part of their cost of attendance scholarships.
- “If redshirt senior Trip Thurman, a 10-game starter at guard last year, can’t overcome a nagging shoulder injury within the next several weeks, the 2015 Gators will have 12 linemen without any starts at the college level.” Gulp.
- Looks like Andy Staples agrees with me about the importance of the Georgia-Missouri game.
Get you some.
- Work is starting on the new IPF.
- There’s a little more SEC on CBS this year.
- This year, Georgia’s incoming freshmen will workout in the summer with upperclassmen.
- Dave Bartoo looks at projected SEC win totals here. (By the way, check out his SEC preview magazine. It’s loaded.)
- And Mark Schlabach compares what Vegas projects with his preseason Top 25.
- Is Alabama’s offense about to take a page out of Bobby Petrino’s playbook?
- Allen Kenney reminds us what all the broadcast money is really about – the rich getting richer.
- Wearable technology, contact sports and brain injuries.
- Is an early signing period for recruits worth it?
- Someone is sure when Georgia’s quarterback debate will end.
- Balanced? You just think you’re balanced.
5Dimes has its early college football regular season win total prop bets out now. You can see a summary here. Interestingly, no SEC is projected to win in double digits. Here’s how they break down:
- Alabama 9.5
- Arkansas 8.5
- Auburn 8.5
- Ole Miss 8.5
- LSU 8
- Texas A&M 7.5
- Mississippi State 7
- Georgia 9
- Florida 7.5
- Missouri 7.5
- Tennessee 7.5
- South Carolina 7
- Kentucky 6
- Vanderbilt 3
The downside to thirteen bowl eligible teams is that it looks a lot harder for a conference team to crack the national semifinals. And they’re paying head coaches a boatload of money to do just that.
I will say the East looks about right, although that Missouri number looks a trifle low, based on the schedule. But I have a hard time believing every team in the West finishes with a winning record this season.