Odds Favor Ohio St., Alabama for Conference Titles

Jamie Sabau / Getty Images North America Urban Meyer's Buckeyes are the clear College Football Playoff favorite entering 2015.
Jamie Sabau / Getty Images North America
Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes are the clear College Football Playoff favorite entering 2015.

The SEC is brutally competitive again while the Big Ten is not, according to odds to win the Power 5 conference championships posted Monday in Las Vegas.

Sportsbook operator CG Technology opened the Ohio State Buckeyes as overwhelming 1-2 favorites to win the Big Ten. Urban Meyer’s loaded squad is the only odds-on favorite in the Power 5 conferences. Michigan State, at 13-4, and Wisconsin, at 8-1, are the only other teams with a better than 10-1 chance of winning the Big Ten crown, according to the book.

In the SEC, six teams — Alabama, the favorite at 5-2, Auburn (15-4), Georgia (5-1), LSU (8-1), Ole Miss (8-1) and Tennessee (8-1) — have single-digit odds. Arkansas (10-1) is right in the mix, too.

Oregon, at 9-4, is the favorite in the Pac-12, but barely. USC is close behind the Ducks at 11-4, followed by Stanford and UCLA at 5-1.

Florida State is the favorite in the ACC at 5-2, followed by Clemson (3-1), Georgia Tech (4-1) and Virginia Tech (8-1).

TCU is favored in the Big 12, the only power conference without a championship game. The Horned Frogs are 17-10, followed by Baylor at 5-2.

The odds will open Monday at all CG Technology books. CG Technology operates the books at the Venetian, Cosmopolitan, Palms and M Resort, among others. Opening limits are to win $5,000.

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SOURCE: ESPN
David Purdum, ESPN Staff Writer

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