The 2010 college football season is only a week old but already the odds are out for next season’s national champion.
Can Auburn repeat? That’s highly unlikely for two reasons: First, because the Tigers lose more than a dozen starters from this year’s title team, including Heisman-winning quarterback Cam Newton and All-American defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who was dominant in the national championship game against Oregon. Secondly, no team has repeated as consensus national champs since Nebraska in 1994 and 1995. Plus Auburn plays in the always-tough SEC, which has produced the past five national champs. The Tigers have opened at 50/1 on Bodog’s NCAA football odds.
The opening betting favorite is Oklahoma at 7/2. The Sooners won the Big 12 championship this season – the seventh time in 11 seasons they have done so — and crushed Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl, ending a five-game losing streak in BCS bowl games. Oklahoma has 14 players coming back who have starting experience on offense and 15 on defense. Quarterback Landry Jones returns as does star wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who somewhat surprisingly passed on the NFL draft. Two of Oklahoma’s toughest Big 12 games (Texas A&M and Missouri) will be played at home – the Sooners play Texas in Dallas as usual — and the Sooners will have to make difficult trips to Oklahoma State and Florida State.
The second favorite at Bodog is Alabama, the national champion from two seasons ago. The Tide lose stars Greg McElroy, Mark Ingram, Marcell Dareus and Julio Jones, but coach Nick Saban always has a top-rated recruiting class coming in. Plus returning running back Trent Richardson will be a Heisman candidate and four offensive linemen are back. Bama does have the tough SEC schedule to navigate and plays a challenge non-conference game at Penn State.
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