The long wait is almost over. We're less than a week away from the start of the college football season. With that in mind, we thought it'd be a perfect time to check into the futures market and see who the favorites are to win the 2012 BCS Championship. Landry Jones and the Sooners are run-away faves Oklahoma always seems to disappoint under coach Bob Stoops.
The Crimson Tide lost their starting QB, RB and top wideout to the NFL Draft. But coach Nick Saban's might have the best defense in college football. Alabama's schedule isn't nearly as tough as it was last season but winning at Gainesville against the Gators won't be easy. These odds are from bet365.com but a lot of books have the Tide in the +400 to +500 range.
Florida State: +1100
An ACC team winning the BCS National Championship Game sounds kind of farfetched but there's a lot of talent on this year's Seminoles. Florida State lost its starting QB but E.J. Manuel has played well in some of FSU's biggest games in recent seasons.
Boise State: +1200
As we've seen in the past, sometimes an undefeated season isn't enough to score the Broncos a ticket to the national championship game. Boise State opens the season with its toughest game, at Georgia, and plays in a tougher conference after making the switch from the WAC to the MWC. They'll still be favored in each of their games this year.
Urban Meyer's left the building but the five-star recruits are still in place. New offensive coordinator Charlie Weis should make better use of playmakers Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps while running an offense better suited for QB John Brantley.
The Ducks came up short in last year's title game but bring back starting QB Darron Thomas and RB LaMichael James. Oregon plays at LSU on the first Saturday of the season and at Stanford in November.
The Tigers won't have their starting QB Jordan Jefferson for their Week 1 tilt against Oregon but is there really much difference between Jefferson and backup QB Jarrett Lee? Either way, LSU wins most games because of its defense, not its offense.
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The Rockets have lost two straight games and will be out to snap that tonight as they host the fading Pistons. Houston lost at Atlanta without James Harden in the lineup because of his suspension and it followed that up with a home loss on Wednesday against Memphis. It was a rare second straight loss as the Rockets have been an outstanding bounce back team this season, going 14-5 straight up and against the number following a loss. They have dropped back-to-back games only four times and avoided a three-game skid each time by winning those follow up games by an average of 14.8 ppg. The Pistons are riding a four-game losing streak and going back, they are 6-11 over their last 17 games to fall three and half games back in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. After winning seven straight games on the road starting late December, the Pistons have dropped seven of their last eight on the highway. They were able to cover the first two of this roadtrip but they head to Houston at a bad time as the Rockets will also be out for revenge following a 13-point loss in Detroit just over a month ago. Play (816) Houston Rockets
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