Feb 1, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; The voice of the Florida State Seminoles Gene Deckerhoff speaks during the BCS National Championship Celebration at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

College football national championship betting odds 2014: Florida State, Oregon sit at the top of favorites

The college football spring season has officially come to a close and it’s now time to look ahead to the end of August and the start of the 2014 regular season, which will be here before we know it. More importantly, it’s time to look ahead and wonder who has the best shot at claiming the national championship when the first ever College Football Playoff is all said and done come next January.

As always, Las Vegas likes to take their best stab at a guess, and with that, here’s a look at the updated odds for who will walk away with the trophy when the 2014 season is over with.

Florida State, who completed a 14-0 run last season on their way to their first title since 1999 is the favorite right now, mainly considering the fact that reigning Heisman winner Jameis Winston is returning to run the offensive show and some key players on that stout defense will be back as well.

However, a team with another returning star at quarterback, the Oregon Ducks, sit not too far behind as Marcus Mariota makes his return this season and can hopefully stay healthy enough to finally claim that title for the Ducks.

Now last season to win their title, Florida State defeated the Auburn Tigers in the final BCS National Championship Game, and Auburn team that was nowhere near a favorite to be even remotely close to the championship game. So who are some teams that are in the back of the pack that could end up being a huge money maker for someone next January with an improbable run? Well, here’s a look also at some notable teams coming up the rear.

Some of those guys listed absolutely have the roster and talent to make a run throughout the season and pull what Auburn did last year.


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