USC Trojans Ranked #3 AP Poll - Sportsbooks Rank USC #1 for BCS

College Football Betting News - USC Ranked #3 AP Poll - Sportsbooks Rank USC #1 for BCS

August 19, 2008 - The USC Trojans ranked #3 in the recently AP Top 25 College Football Poll while bookmakers disagree with USC being the odds on favorite to win the BCS championship. The AP Top 25 College Football Poll had Georgia Bulldogs ranked #1 followed closely by #2 Ohio State Buckeyes, #3 USC Trojans, #4 Oklahoma Sooner and #5 Florida Gators.

The USC Trojans are expected to have a dominating DEFENSE this year that is expecting big things from returning linebackers Rey Maualuga (79 tackles, 6 sacks) and Brian Cushing (25 tackles) both who will be Seniors this year. The defensive line lost Ellis and Jackson to the NFL but they expect big things from returning DT Fili Moala and Sophomore Everson Griffen. The secondary will Safety Taylor Mays (65 tackles) and Kevin Ellison (57 tackles, 2 Int).

The USC Trojans are expecting big things from QB Sanchez who sustained a knee injury in preseason. Sanchez is aiming for a return by opening day behind a revamped offense line and a very competitive running back position with Stafon Johnson and Joe McKnight. WR Patrick Turner will be the main deep threat at wide receiver with junior Videl Hazelton providing depth.

Interestingly, online sportsbooks who put out a BCS betting line disagree with the USC AP Poll rank of #3. Bookmakers have the USC betting line as the favorite to win the BCS. Have a look at the top 5 teams in the BCS college football odds:

College Football Odds Win BCS National Championship 2009

Georgia Bulldogs +750 USC (Southern Cal) +300 Ohio State +550 Florida Gators +650 Oklahoma Sooners +750

Souther California Trojans odds are +300 meaning that for every $100 bet would payout $300. Bookmakers like the talent and depth of Pete Carroll's team and expect an offensive and defensive juggernaut. The big match up and road bump to an undefeated season is the Ohio State game on September 13, 2008.

For some other interesting USC betting lines:

College Football Odds to Win the Pacific 10

USC -300 Arizona State +400 UCLA +800 California +800

College Football Odds Southern Cal Regular Season Wins

Over 11 Regular Season Wins +150 Under 11 Regular Season Wins -200

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