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Place your bets! Early betting odds for power conference championships released

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This may come as a slight shock to some of you, but one online sports book is giving Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon and TCU the best odds to win their respective conference championships in 2015. Hard to believe, right?

This year’s first batch of conference championship odds were recently released by for each of the power conferences. Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon, TCU and Clemson were all the favorites in their conferences. The Buckeyes, defending national champions, are the only clear favorite among all the power conference programs, receiving -150 odds to win the Big Ten in 2015. TCU and Oregon each were next in line with +200 odds to win the Big 12 and Pac-12, respectively. Now where do you get the money from for placing odds and betting on your favorite teams? Well a viable option would be to Play casino games at Royal Vegas and take the money you have earned in order to fund your college football betting. This is a crucial component as it gives one the ability and chance to keep the funds coming in, in order to enjoy the world of betting and bet on your favorite team! So here’s what I think about some of these odds as mentioned above.

If I were the one spending the money to place the bets, I would shy away big time from Ohio State. Sure, it seems like a safe bet, and it likely will have the best chance of coming true, but you have to fork over more money than you need to make a good return. That is why I would stick to a school like Florida State in the ACC or Oklahoma in the Big 12. Oklahoma may not be as good as TCU or Baylor, but the Sooners get TCU at home late in the season. Who knows? At +500, the Sooners may not be a terrible pick this year. I am going away from the Pac-12 favorite as well and deciding between USC and UCLA. I would likely pick USC, who gets Stanford, Utah and Arizona at home and just has to survive road trips to Arizona State and Oregon before having to worry about UCLA in a potential Pac-12 South Division game.

The ACC appears to have become a battle between Clemson and Florida State in recent seasons, but Louisville at +800 is something I find intriguing. Sure, the Cardinals would have to get by Clemson and Florida State, and that would not be easy, but I am not so certain it would be impossible to consider a possibility. The Coastal Divison should once again be wide open, which leaves me hesitant to drop any money on any team at this point. Georgia Tech is the betting favorite in the division, followed by Duke, but I am not sure I would bet on either to top Clemson or Florida State (or Louisville) in a conference championship game setting.

The biggest longshot in the crowd? That would be Vanderbilt at +10,000. Hey, that may be worth laying a couple bucks just for the heck of it. Or, you could just send me your money instead and get the same return in reality. You think it over and just let me know.

See any good odds that entice you?

2015 ACC Championship Odds
Clemson +250
Florida State +300
Georgia Tech +400
Duke +800
Louisville +800
Virginia Tech +800
NC State +1000
Miami FL +1500
Pittsburgh +1500
North Carolina +2000
Boston College +3000
Virginia +3000
Syracuse +6000
Wake Forest +6000

2015 Big 12 Championship Odds
TCU +200
Baylor +225
Oklahoma +500
Oklahoma State +500
Texas +800
Kansas State +1000
West Virginia +1300
Texas Tech +1500
Iowa State +2000
Kansas +8000

2015 Big Ten Championship Odds
Ohio State -150
Michigan State +300
Wisconsin +800
Nebraska +1100
Minnesota +1200
Michigan +1300
Penn State +1700
Iowa +2200
Rutgers +2500
Maryland +3000
Northwestern +5500
Illinois +6000
Indiana +6000
Purdue +8000

2015 Pac-12 Championship Odds
Oregon +200
UCLA +450
USC +450
Arizona +550
Arizona State +600
Stanford +600
Utah +900
California +2000
Washington +3000
Washington State +4000
Oregon State +4000
Colorado +6000

2015 SEC Championship Odds
Alabama +260
Auburn +400
Georgia +400
Mississippi +420
Tennessee +900
LSU +1000
Arkansas +1200
Missouri +1300
Mississippi State +1500
Texas A&M +1500
South Carolina +2500
Florida +2500
Kentucky +7500
Vanderbilt +10000

About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.

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