NCAA Football Betting News - Georgia Bulldogs #1 in AP Poll - Bookmakers Disagree
August 16, 2008 - The Georgia Bulldogs are ranked #1 in the new preseason AP Poll to start the 2008 College Football season. However, online bookmakers disagree with the AP Poll with Georgia as the 5th best odds to win the BCS. This is the first time that Georgia has been ranked #1 in AP preseason poll. The Bulldogs received 1,528 points narrowly edging out #2 Ohio State Buckeyes with 1,506 points. Southern Cal #3, Oklahoma Sooners #4 and Florida Gators #5 round out the top 5 in the AP Poll.
The Georgia Bulldogs will have 16 returning starters led by Heisman candidates RB Knowshon Moreno and QB Matthew Stafford. Interestingly, online sportsbooks who put out a BCS betting line disagree with the AP Poll. 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
The College Football Future odds for the BCS Championship have Georgia Bulldogs at +750 meaning that for every $100 bet you will be paid out $750 if Georgia wins the BCS. Bookmakers have USC as the odds on favorite to win the BCS at +300 even though QB Sanchez is out with an injury. Ohio State Buckeyes have the second best betting line at +550 odds. The Georgia Bulldogs come tied in at fourth with the Oklahoma Sooners at +750. For help in understanding a College Football Betting Line.
A main reason for the discrepancy in odds and the AP Poll is that Bookmakers may be getting a lot of betting action on the larger schools like USC and Ohio State driving the betting line down. The Georgia Bulldog line at +750 may provide great betting value. For some preseason College Football Betting Tips.
For current NCAA Football Future odds visit BetUS.