Leading the way is defending national champion, Alabama who begins the season ranked number one by the online bookmaker.
Bookmaker odds will likely favor Alabama in all of their games this season. The SEC is tough though and repeating is never easy. Ohio State will begin the season ranked number two and they have an easier road since the Big 10 is not as good as the SEC. The Buckeyes are not as talented as Alabama but they do have the ability to run the table. Texas lost last year’s title game and they lose quarterback Colt McCoy but they do have an outside chance at running the table. Road games at Nebraska and Texas Tech won’t be easy though and they have to play Oklahoma. Nebraska also has a shot at a perfect season but they have to get past Texas. The advantage for the Cornhuskers this season is that they don’t have to play Oklahoma.
Outside of the power conferences there are some other teams that could go unbeaten led by Boise State. They went unbeaten last year but still didn’t get a shot at the national title. The online bookmaker believes they would likely get a chance this year if they run the table since they are going to be ranked in the top five to start the season, plus they open up with Virginia Tech. If they can beat the Hokies the Broncos have a chance to go unbeaten again. The Hokies also have a shot at a perfect season but they would have to win at North Carolina and at Miami and neither of those two games will be easy.
TCU was unbeaten in the regular season a year ago and could go unbeaten again this year as they return a lot of talent including quarterback Andy Dalton. TCU will have to get past Oregon State in non-conference play and the Mountain West is no bargain. Navy was 10-4 last season and they return quarterback Ricky Dobbs. The Midshipmen have only two really tough games vs. bookmaker odds against Maryland and Notre Dame. Houston was 10-4 last season and they return quarterback Case Keenum. The Cougars have an easy schedule with the toughest games looking to be at UCLA and Texas Tech.