Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois, according to Jim Henry of the Tallahassee Democrat, will undergo surgery today. Francois is out for the season after tearing the patella tendon in his left knee in Saturday night’s loss to Alabama leaving the Seminoles little option but to put the their 2017 regular season fate in the hands of true freshman James Blackman at quarterback.
Nick Saban and his Crimson Tide take aim at Bobby Bowden and the Seminoles record of eleven straight seasons of being in the Top Five of the initial Associated Press College Football Poll. Alabama is the No. #1 team in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the sixth time in history and fourth time under bench boss Saban. The Tide’s streak of nine straight Top-Five preseason rankings is second only to that of Florida State, which had a run of 11 straight seasons as a Top-Five under the legendary Bowden.
We’re closing in on the kickoff of the 2017 college football season and Vegas and Offshore sportsbooks continue to push their gridiron futures to the betting public.
The usual suspects are right where you’d expect them to be. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has released their updated 2017-18 college football conference championship odds, and Alabama is a big favorite in the SEC (-150), Ohio State is atop the Big Ten (-140), and Oklahoma is favored in the Big XII (-125). Other notable favorites include Florida State in the ACC (-110), USC in the Pac-12 (Even), and Boise State in the Mountain West (6/5).
It is never too early to discuss college football. The company (NCAA) that owns Saturdays has already begun their plans on how to exchange their millions in profits from the college football gridiron into billions. The powers that run the 12 biggest conferences in college sports — those in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Football Bowl Subdivision — agreed to push the college football playoff format to reality roughly three years ago and while the primary argument, publicly, was the concern of how changing the long standing bowl system would affect academics.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 14 ODDS & TRENDS
California at Hawaii are still weeks away from kick off, but oddsmakers at the South Point Race and Sports Book in Vegas have already started taking action and below you will find their College Football Conference Championship Odds (thanks to my good friend Chris Andrews over at South Point):
Below you find 2016 College Football Conference Championship Odds from CG Technology in Las Vegas. CG Technology™ offers lines on all major race and sports events including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, car races, golf, tennis, and boxing, as well as unique propositions and electronic betting options.
(click for a complete list of CG Technology locations in Nevada)
*click to enlarge or print