One of the best things about America is the ability to gamble on amateur athletics. From pee wee leagues to college football, millions of dollars will change hands this fall on the backend of ostensibly not-for-profit institutions.
For those so inclined, Bovada Sportsbook released its latest round of 2017 conference championship odds. You might be shocked to learn Ohio State leads the Big Ten with 5/6 odds.
Perhaps least surprisingly, however, is Rutgers riding in the caboose.
The full rundown:
Favorites of other Power 5 conferences:
- ACC: Florida State (1/1), Clemson (3/1), Louisville (6/1)
- Big 12: Oklahoma (5/6), Oklahoma State (3/1), Texas (5/1)
- Pac 12: USC (10/11), Washington (9/5) Stanford (8/1)
- SEC: Alabama (2/3), Auburn (5/1), LSU (5/1)
ESPN executives might murder someone for an Ohio State, Florida State, Alabama, and USC playoff. It probably won't happen like that, though, which is why we love the sport.