The 2014 college football season is right around the corner, and fans are already excited for the idea of a four-team playoff to decide the sport’s champion. While nothing is certain, it is very possible that the team that wins the Big 12 Championship winds up representing the conference in the inaugural College Football Playoff. But if that were to happen, which squad would it be? We may not know right now, but we do know which teams have the best odds – at least according to Las Vegas. Bovada has released odds on the 2014 Big 12 title – and as you’d guess, Oklahoma is right at the top.
Here they are:
Oklahoma State: 9/1
Kansas State: 10/1
Texas Tech: 33/1
West Virginia: 66/1
Iowa State: 100/1
As opposed to the SEC, the Big Ten, the Pac-12 and the ACC, the Big 12 does not have a championship game – meaning there is less of a chance of a marginal team winning the league.
Oklahoma, behind upstart quarterback Trevor Knight, is expected to be one of the highest-ranked teams in college football come this fall. Baylor, which actually won the conference last year before falling to UCF in the Fiesta Bowl, has the next-best odds. Texas, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and TCU also have realistic chances. Who will it be?