College football odds for teams to win the SEC in 2015
College football odds for teams to win the SEC in 2015 - Nick Saban and Alabama are favored to win SEC again
Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Here is a list of the odds for college football teams to win the SEC in 2015. After reeling off seven consecutive national championships in college football from 2006 to 2012, the SEC has now gone two years without winning the championship as Florida State won in 2013 and Ohio State won last year in 2014.
Also, while the SEC did go 7-5 in bowl games in 2014, Alabama was upset as a heavy favorite in the new college football playoff system by Ohio State. Is the SEC ready to reassert its dominance in 2015? We will all learn pretty quickly this season if that's the case because SEC teams are playing Wisconsin, Louisville, Arizona State and North Carolina in the first week of the season and Oklahoma in week two.
College football odds for teams to win the SEC in 2015
1. Alabama - 5/2 odds
Alabama is once again favored to win the SEC in 2015 at odds of 5 to 2 to 1. Those are fairly low odds but nothing compared to Ohio State's odds of 1/2 to win the Big Ten again. Alabama is the second betting choice to win the national championship in 2015 at odds of 15/2. Ohio State is favored to repeat at odds of 3 to 1. Alabama opens the season vs Wisconsin on September 5, 2015, at AT&T Stadium.
Auburn is the second choice to win the SEC in 2015 at odds of 15/4. Those odds are not that far behind Alabama's. Auburn is fourth in the national championship odds at 12 to 1. The Tigers open the season on September 5, 2015, playing Louisville at the Georgia Dome.
Georgia is the third choice in the betting to win the SEC at odds of 5 to 1. Those odds are not far behind Alabama and Auburn, but in the betting for the national championship Georgia is tied for 12th at 25 to 1 odds. So the oddsmakers think Georgia can win the SEC but probably not win the national championship most likely because Georgia is in the SEC East.
LSU is the co-fourth choice to win the SEC at odds of 8 to 1. While Alabama and Auburn are playing Wisconsin and Louisville respectively this season, LSU is playing a cupcake out of conference schedule vs McNeese State, Syracuse, Eastern Michigan and Western Kentucky.
LSU is tied with Georgia at 25 to 1 odds to win the national championship. Again, the reason why LSU has higher odds to win the SEC is most likely because they play in the SEC West.
T-4. Tennessee - 8 to 1
Is Tennessee ready to step it up another notch in 2015 and win the SEC? We will all find out a lot about the Volunteers when they play Oklahoma at home in the second game of the season on September 12, 2015. Tennessee also has to play at Alabama this year. The Volunteers are 75 to 1 to win the national championship so the bookies do not really believe in Tennessee.
T-4. Ole Miss - 8 to 1
Ole Miss is tied with Tennessee and LSU as
the co-fourth choice to win the SEC at odds of 8 to 1. Ole Miss is also 40 to 1 odds to win the national championship, so the bookies believe in Ole Miss a lot more than Tennessee but less than LSU.
7. Arkansas - 10 to 1
Arkansas is 10 to 1 odds to win the SEC and 40 to 1 odds to win the national championship. The Razorbacks were just 2-6 in conference play in 2014 so they will need to improve a lot to win the SEC in 2015.
T-8. Missouri Tigers - 12 to 1
The defending SEC East champion Missouri Tigers are just 12 to 1 odds to win the entire SEC in 2015. Missouri is 110 to 1 odds to win the national championship so the bookies believe that Missouri is going to drop a lot from the team that lost just two SEC regular season games over the last two years.
T-8. Mississippi State - 12 to 1
Even though Dak Prescott is still the quarterback and Mississippi State is coming off a 10 win season, the Bulldogs are only 12 to 1 odds to win the SEC in 2015. Mississippi State is 65 to 1 odds to win the national championship. LSU and Mississippi State play in the second week of the season on September 12, 2015, which should be a great game and very telling for both teams.
10. Texas A&M - 15 to 1 odds
Texas A&M is 15 to 1 odds to win the SEC in 2015. Interestingly, the Aggies are just 40 to 1 to win the national championship which is the same odds as Arkansas and lower odds than Missouri and Mississippi State. We will learn a lot about Texas A&M in their first game which is at NRG Stadium vs Arizona State on September 5, 2015.
11. Florida - 18 to 1
How big an impact can new coach Jim McElwain have at Florida in 2015? You know Florida has talented players and in this college football fan's opinion if McElwain can put a real quarterback on the field this season the Gators could surprise a lot of people. Florida is 18 to 1 odds to win the SEC and 65 to 1 odds to win the national title in 2015.
12. South Carolina - 25 to 1
South Carolina was certainly a lot lower odds to win the SEC last year at this time than their current 25 to 1. The Gamecocks are 110 to 1 odds to win the national championship. South Carolina opens the season on Thursday, September 3, 2015, playing at Bank of America Stadium vs North Carolina, in a telling and intriguing game for both teams.
13. Kentucky - 75 to 1
Kentucky is 75 to 1 odds to win the SEC and 500 to 1 odds to win the college football national championship in 2015. I guess you could say the oddsmakers do not believe in Kentucky at all this year.
14. Vanderbilt - 100 to 1
You can see just how good a coach James Franklin is by the complete collapse of Vanderbilt last year. The Commodores went 9-4 including two bowl wins over both of Franklin's last two seasons at Vanderbilt and then collapsed to 3-9 in 2014.Source: www.examiner.com