Nov 9, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back T.J. Yeldon (4) carries the ball for a four ear touchdown during the third quarter against the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

BCS Championship Odds: Tide, Seminoles are the teams to beat


The folks over at Bovada were again kind enough to send us the updated odds for the 2013 BCS Championship.

After the Alabama Crimson Tide defeated perhaps their toughest remaining opponent, earning a 38-17 home victory over the rival LSU Tigers Saturday and the Oregon Ducks fell to the Stanford Cardinal, the Crimson Tide and Florida State Seminoles became the heavy favorites to meet in the 2013 BCS Championship game.

The Seminoles easily dispatched the Wake Forest Demon Deacon 59-3 and probably have the easiest remaining schedule. They’ll host the Syracuse Orange and Idaho Vandals before heading to Florida to take on the 4-5 Gators. They’ll also meet either the Duke Blue Devils, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Miami Hurricanes or Virginia Tech Hokies in the ACC Championship game in Charlotte.

The Tide finish the season by traveling to Mississippi State to take on the Bulldogs, hosting the Chattanooga Mocs and the annual showdown with the Auburn Tigers in the Iron Bowl. They’ll likely play either the Missouri Tigers or South Carolina Gamecocks in the SEC title game should they survive the Tigers.

Surprisingly, the Baylor Bears now have better odds than the Ohio State Buckeyes. That means Vegas believes the Bears will likely jump the Buckeyes if both teams are unbeaten. Baylor is currently ranked fifth while Ohio State is three.

Here are the remaining contenders (with the current odds on the left and last week’s odds on the right):

Alabama                                     7/4                    5/4

Florida State                             9/4                    7/4

Baylor                                         12/1                  4/1

Ohio State                                  9/1                    17/2

Oregon                                       11/5                  20/1

Stanford                                    40/1                  25/1

Auburn                                      50/1                  66/1

Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide Baylor Bears Florida State Seminoles Ohio State Buckeyes Oregon Ducks Stanford Cardinal

  • God

    Undefeated Baylor still has a horse in the race for the national title, and it’s better than people might think.
    Though the Bears are currently fifth in the BCS standings, Baylor’s remaining schedule would help lift the program over both Ohio State and Stanford without either team losing. At that point, either Alabama or Florida State must lose, and if the Bears win their final four games, Baylor would play for its first-ever national championship. So a Baylor win out and a loss for FSU or Bama, and the Bears would be in the title game, even if Ohio St, Stanford and Oregon win out too.