The gambling expert does not have Alabama atop his power rankings.
Alabama is No. 1 in the preseason AP Poll and the preseason Coaches' Poll.
The Crimson Tide are not atop one Vegas oddsmaker's preseason power rankings, though.
Ohio State is.
The Buckeyes, No. 2 in the preseason AP Poll, are No. 1 in South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews's power rankings.
"It's not like I have some slouch team [at No. 1]," Andrews said. "It's Ohio State, with Urban Meyer."
There's not a huge gap between the Buckeyes and Crimson Tide, Andrews added, noting that the betting market would likely dictate Alabama as a favorite over Ohio State in a head-to-head meeting. But, to start the season, the Buckeyes have the highest ceiling of any team in Andrews' eyes.
Alabama, though, is the team the bettors like the most. The Crimson Tide are the team with the most money bet on it to win it all at multiple Vegas sportsbooks.
The season can't get here soon enough.