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Odds to win the 2013-14 BCS national championship
Ohio State: 17-2
Texas A&M: 12-1
Florida State: 14-1
Notre Dame: 22-1
South Carolina: 25-1
Clemson has to come through willy b, so that should drop them out of contension
If we see some better OL play, particularly in the running game then I think the odds are much better than 25-1 for USC, next year's schedule sets up nicely (at least in comparison to the past couple of years). And you have to like Spurrier having two qbs who can play and win in the SEC for once to start the season. With Ace staying and a little seasoning for the rest of the guys the wide receivers ought to be ready to have a big year. The defense will be thin and young at linebacker, but the DL ought to be able to help see them through any rough spots as they get acclimated. So while there are concerns at multiple spots, the OL is the only worry imo. I've watched the first half of the bowl game again waiting on the Bama vs. ND game to kickoff and the performance of the OL in the run game was as bad as I remembered. John Gruden said that our OL didn't move together at all when run blocking, very discombobulated. And Gruden was being very complimentary to our team at every other point, so he wasn't a "hater".
Clemson could very well come into Billy-Brice undefeated. What a great year for them to pick up UGA. FL State is going to hurt after losing EJ and then a number of defenders.
They gotta get past the buttsniffers on opening day first, then on to Willy B at the end.
What's the deal with Miami? Can they play in a bowl next year? I don't think we've heard anything but sitting out two might be enough on top of scholarship loses.
Also is this schedule right for Clemson? Dropping VT for UVA?
Aug. 31 - Georgia
Sept. 7 - The Citadel
Sept. 14 - Kent State
Nov. 30 - at South Carolina
Home: Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Wake Forest
Road: Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State, Virginia
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They lost all credibility with me when they put clemson and miami on par with our Gamecocks.
clemson actually probably has an easier road, they have fsu who they know they only have to play 1 time at home uga at home and us on road. That is only 3 games they may lose and 2 of which are at home. We have the most favorable schedule that we have had in a while, but still have to go to uga, to tenn, uf at home, vandy at home and mizzou on road and cu at home. That is 6 games that could possibly be L's. we will not lose but 2 at most if any but my point being is they do have a lot easier road.
We will be both be 10-1 going into last game of the year next year, and SC end up 11-1, that is my way to early prediction.
Georgia with their whole offense back plus Aaron Murray back will beat the taters and they will lose to Virginia on the road. Va. has the kid that transferred , Sims I think and Clemson has always had a tough time at UVA. We will throttle them and FSU will be a tough one for them. And all that is IF Tahj comes back...
I love Louisville but C'mon man!!!
Clemson, Miami, Louisville, Fl state and Oklahoma is pure BS
We will be in Pasadena just trying to figure out who we are playing!! No I am serious!
Yeah, I'm with some of you on Miami, Louisville, Clemson, FSU. And what's a bit more far-fetched about this is that FSU rarely beats Clemson @ Clemson anymore, so I would probably lay $ that they'll lose in Death Valley this year. They have failed in some fashion in every season since 2000.
And 3 ACC teams among the 12 most likely to win the NC? (hard laughter)
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Can anyone recommend a good on-line gambling site to use if I wanted to put some money down on these odds? Thanks.
If you play in a weak BCS conference with a talented team then that does nothing but help your road to the national championship. There's no doubt the SEC is the toughest conference but that works against any ONE team when computing the odds. So Clemson, FSU, Miami and Louiseville are good bets because of their weak schedules, not because of how great their teams are in comparison to the rest of the nation. Vegas doesn't let sentiment get into the computation when setting the odds, the numbers look pretty realistic to me when considering the strengths of the varous teams vis-a-vis who they have to beat to get to the championship game.
I just don't see how everyone keeps talking about our schedule being easier. Those three road games in a row are gonna be rough. I think we got screwed by the SEC on that one.
Can I get a clarification...
Does the odds 17-2 mean essentially that if 17 seasons were played, they'd win it all twice?
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No way Clemson's odds are anything less than 1-1. Dabo always wins the championship.
Fwiw, we were 50:1 at this time last year.
Reality Check: Any team not in the SEC has ZERO chance of winning the National Title. That's just the way it is. Dumb odds makers.
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