By: Bettor’s Connect Staff
Now that most conferences in college football are split, winning your division is one thing but winning your entire conference is something totally different. Yes our quasi playoff system that involves an east vs west or north vs. south showdown in most of our major conferences is college football’s way of saying they have an elaborate playoff system. However, whether you like it or not, that is how the system is set up. Some teams have a better chance to win it all than others so here is a look at three teams that oddsmakers at Bovada sportsbook think have the best chance to win their conference this season.
- Oklahoma Sooners (Big-12)
With major troubles in Baylor, little excitement in Stillwater, graduation hits at TCU and the continued rebuilding in Austin, why not jump on the Oklahoma Sooners at (-140) to repeat as the Big 12 champs in 2016. The Big 12 is the only major conference that does not have a championship game and that makes it easier for a team like Oklahoma to avoid an upset in hyped end of the year match up. The Sooners nudged themselves into the college football playoff last year before getting bumped off by Clemson but they were there nonetheless. With things looking shaky in the rest of the conference, (-140) might not be a bad price to back the Sooners back to the Big-12 mountain top. See the complete odds to win the Big-12, click here.
2. Houston Cougars (AAC)
What a job by first year coach Tom Herman in 2015. Seemingly out of nowhere the Houston Cougars exploded into the consciousness of college football carrying an undefeated record quite a ways into the season and found themselves in a major bowl game upsetting a big time team like Florida St. Where do they go from here? Well certainly not down according to the oddsmakers at Bovada Sportsbook. All indications are that Herman is a good coach who is building a solid program that will be a force atop the AAC for some time to come. With no real powerhouse to block their climb, Houston at even odds (+100) could be the best bet of them all to win a conference title. Navy, Temple and South Florida are all doing solid things within their program but you have to admit that in the AAC, Houston is where it’s at. You can get complete AAC odds to win the division, click here.
3. Boise St. (Mountain West)
Quietly, Boise St. has been one of the more dominant programs in college football over the last decade. Coaches get replaced but the results are the same. Having said that, Boise St. was not your Mountain West champ last year. San Diego St. and Air Force enjoyed some of their finest seasons in their history to keep the Broncos as an also ran. History tells us that Boise St. won’t take that sitting down. Look for the Broncos to come back with a vengeance in 2016 and that means a lot of wins. Whether or not that means enough of the right wins to win the Mountain West remains to be seen but at (+130), the folks at Bovada are feeling pretty good about Boise St. reclaiming what is theirs. You can get complete odds on winning the Mountain West championship – click here.
What about the SEC, Pac-12 and ACC? Who does Bovada think will win those? You can find out when you visit their odds page, right here. There may be some surprises and also some gimmes. Nevertheless, you are a sports fan that enjoys wagering on the action, Bovada is the leader in online sportsbooks. With a long standing reputation of service, Bovada can boast the largest customer base in the industry.