Current Odds to Win The 2014 College Football National Championship For Every Contending Team Below!
The current list of week 15 BCS national championship odds can be found at the bottom of this post. 14 weeks are complete and there are 2 undefeated teams left for the BCS championship. After the conference championships this weekend, the BCS matchups will be finalized. This week, we will take a look at the teams that are legitimate contenders.
Of the BCS championship odds, the favorites are the #1 ranked Florida State Seminoles (1.4 to 1 odds @ WagerWeb) and deservedly so. The Seminoles have dominated the opposition, and won in convincing fashion this weekend against Florida. They play the upstart Duke Blue Devils, who will be looking to pull off the upset. Currently they are more than a four touchdown favorite, but can’t overlook Duke, as they are a team that capitalizes on team’s mistakes.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are currently listed at 5 to 1 (at WagerWeb) to win it. The Buckeyes have to take care of business in the Big Ten championship and will face a stingy defense in Michigan State. In my opinion, with these odds Ohio State is worth a play. Why not? Take a look at it this way. Let’s just say they take care of business this weekend and advance to the championship game. They have a great coach in Urban Meyer and will have a month to prepare. In the month leading up to the big game, all they will hear is how they are in a weak conference and don’t belong. I love a team that is counted out based on their schedule; motivation is always a huge factor. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see the Buckeyes win it all, as they definitely have the offense to keep in the game.
The Auburn Tigers are currently listed at 5 to 1 (at WagerWeb) to win the BCS championship. Well, they have to play Missouri, which will be a tough test after an extremely emotional victory over Alabama. That victory might get them into the big game, depending on if Ohio State wins or how they look against Michigan State will determine if they leap over the Buckeyes. With these odds, there isn’t too much value in my opinion, as they are listed at the same odds as Ohio State, yet have a tougher team in front of them and need an Ohio State loss.
Missouri is currently listed at 11 to 1. Why not take a shot with the Tigers. In my opinion, as stated before, they will be facing an Auburn team that is coming off a big win against Alabama. Not only that, but after Auburn won, all the players and fans were saying was they deserved to be in the national championship. Well, they may deserve it, yet they still have Missouri to play. Were they overlooking Missouri? Quite possible, but this Missouri team is extremely talented, and they are very capable of beating Auburn. Should they win, and Ohio State loses, they could pass Alabama and get a spot in the championship. Voters will see that Missouri’s only loss was in double overtime with their backup quarterback.
Finally, Alabama is listed at 44 to 1. Anytime I see Alabama at these odds, I’d take it. As stated above, Missouri might pass Alabama should they win. However, this is still an Alabama team that lost on the road on one of the craziest plays in college football history. Voters still respect Alabama, and if Ohio State and Auburn lose, they could very well put the Crimson Tide in the championship game. Their only loss was on the road, while Missouri’s was at home, that’s just something voters will look at.
- Florida State: 1.4 to 1
- Ohio State: 5 to 1
- Auburn: 5 to 1
- Missouri: 11 to 1
- Alabama: 44 to 1