College four-play: Week 10 predictions
Are you confused yet? If not, you just aren’t paying attention.
It seems there are more options for the BCS title game this season than Graham Harrell has on second-and-five on the 50-yard line.
“It makes for a very cautious approach to setting the BCS title game odds each week,” says Randy Scott, sportsbook manager for betEd.com “This season definitely stands out as having more potential scenarios than past seasons.”
He’s not kidding. There’s a logjam at the top of the favorites list to win the national championship and BCS rankings don’t seem to have a heck of a lot to do with it. Texas (No. 1 in BCS) and Penn State (No. 3) lead the way at just +200. Sniffing right behind is USC at +300, Bama (No. 2) at +450 and Florida (No. 8) at +500.
Wait a second. Why is one-loss, crap-schedule, whoops-I-did-it-again USC the third favorite at +300?
The Trojans are ranked No. 5 in the BCS standings and don’t deserve to get in ahead of a one-loss SEC team or a one-loss Big 12 team in my books.
“Our USC odds reflect both action and public perception. It's still anyone's guess who's even going to be in the BCS game this year -- which makes things much tighter on our odds to win the BCS board,” says Scott.
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