Las Vegas has been good to OU in years past with guys like DeMarco Murray and Quinton Carter and now the odds makers are following suit by establishing OU as the early favorite to in the 2011 National Championship. I must admit I find this kind of stuff really interesting and while I would never bet on a football game since gambling is illegal (wink, wink), the little bit of money that Vegas rakes in every year on sports betting does add to their credibility when they have OU as the odds on favorite to win the national title in 2011. According to online gambling site, bodog.com, OU has been installed as a pretty considerable favorite (7-2 odds) to bring home #8 next year. Alabama has the second best odds at 15-2, followed by early non-con OU opponent Florida State at 10-1 (very interesting), LSU and Boise State at 12-1, and 2010 runner-up Oregon at 14-1.
Here are the odds of the remaining teams listed:
10-1: "The field"
20-1: Ohio State, Penn State, TCU, Texas
28-1: Virginia Tech, Wisconsin
30-1: Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Notre Dame, West Virginia
35-1: Texas A&M
40-1: Michigan State
50-1: Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, South Carolina
60-1: Iowa, Missouri
75-1: Cincinnati, Michigan, North Carolina
100-1: Arizona, Cal, Clemson, Pitt, South Florida, Tennessee, Utah
125-1: Arizona State, BYU, Georgia Tech, Oregon State, Texas Tech, Washington
150-1: Boston College, Kansas State, UCLA.