Caesar's Palace Sets 2013 BCS Title Odds

Published on: January 04, 2012 | Written by: Clay Travis

I'm not a huge gambler by any stretch of the imagination, but I always love to see what Las Vegas thinks of match-ups, futures, and the like. That's why I was excited when our guy on 3HL, Todd Fuhrman of Caesar's Palace, came on our show today and announced that Caesar's 2013 BCS title future odds had gone live. And, man oh man, does Las Vegas love the SEC.

How much?

Four of its top six favorites to win the title come from the SEC, including LSU as the overall favorite, Alabama, Arkansas, and, wait for it, Georgia. Hell, three of those teams -- LSU, Alabama, and Arkansas -- are from the same division.

And six of the top 15 favorites to win the title come from the SEC.

Think that cushy 2012 schedule doesn't matter, Georgia is tied for the fifth most likely team to win the national title next season.

Favorites from the big six conferences: SEC: LSU, PAC 12: USC, ACC: Florida State and Virginia Tech (tie), Big 12: Oklahoma, Big 10: Michigan, Big East: West Virginia if they play there, if not Cincinnati 

Check out the fifty teams that Vegas offers odds on for next season. (Note: this list will adjust as players announce early departures).

All of these Caesar's odds are the payout to 1. That is, LSU is 3.5 to 1. I've added the numbers for a rough Vegas approximation of the team's top 25 status coming in to the 2013 season.

1. LSU 3.5

2. Alabama 6

2. USC 6

4. Oregon 8

5. Arkansas 12

5. Georgia 12

7. Florida State 18

7. Virginia Tech 18

9. Oklahoma 20

9. Michigan 20

11. Clemson 22

12. Notre Dame 25

13. Auburn 28

14. Kansas State 30

15. South Carolina 30

16. Nebraska 30

17. Texas 40

17. Florida 40

17. Wisconsin 40

20. Oklahoma State 40

20. Michigan State 40

20. West Virginia 40

20. TCU 40

24. Boise State 50

24. Baylor 50

Washington 60

Texas A&M 60

Stanford 60

Mississippi State 75

Arizona State 75

Missouri 75

Cincinnati 75

Miami 100

Utah 100

Vandy 100

Washington State 100

Penn State 100

North Carolina 100

Virginia 100

Louisville 100

California 100

Georgia Tech 100

BYU 100

Iowa 125

Pittsburgh 150

Iowa State 150

Tennessee 150

UCLA 200

Illinois 200

Field (All Others) 50