Nick Saban has built something we’ve never seen before in the BCS era — a year-in, year-out juggernaut. No other school has collected three national titles in four years or back-to-back titles under the current system. And Alabama appears to be ready to roll again in 2013.
Just ask the oddsmakers.
Knowing that the betting public is well aware of Saban, the Tide, and the school’s recent dominance, online bookmaker William Hill has posted a prop bet that pits Bama against the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers:
Who will have more regular season wins in the 2013-14 season?
San Francisco 49ers: +120
Alabama Crimson Tide: -140
The 49ers will play 16 regular-season games while the Crimson Tide will play just 12. (Thirteen if William Hill counts a possible SEC Championship Game trip as being in the regular season.)
Meanwhile, LVH — the casino formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton — has posted its lines for next season’s national championship race. Here are there top 10 favorites and the rest of the SEC squads mentioned. Guess who’s on top?
Odds to win 2014 BCS National Championship Game, Rose Bowl, January 6th, 2014
Ohio State 6-1
Texas A&M 10-1
South Carolina 15-1
Notre Dame 25-1
Ole Miss 500-1
Mississippi State 1000-1
If you’re wanting to bet on Kentucky, you can bet the “field” at 50-1.