The first games are just over a month away and the preseason polls are out. Which teams are the ones that online gambling bettors will follow early in the season?
Internet gambling companies will get a lot of action early in the season on Alabama since they won the national title last year. They are ranked #1 to start the season and for good reason. They haven’t lost a regular-season SEC game since 2007 and return a loaded backfield led by Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram.
Ohio State returns quarterback Terrell Pryor and should be ranked #2 in the country in most polls. They have the ability to run the table in the Big 10 and play for a national title. They could be followed at number three by Boise State. The Broncos are either going to be a national title contender all season are out of the running early as their opening game is a tough one against Virginia Tech.
Florida loses Tim Tebow but they are still loaded with talent and should come in at number four in the preseason polls. They are followed by TCU who has had the nation’s best defense the past two years. The next three teams could really be put in any order in online gambling preseason polls as they are all in the Big 12. Texas, Nebraska and Oklahoma are going to fight it out this season to see who is a possible national title contender. Rounding out the top 10 should be Oregon who has the most talent in a weak Pac-10 and Virginia Tech whose ranking will rise or fall greatly after the Boise State game.
The second ten begins with USC who won’t be officially ranked in some polls because of their NCAA penalties. They are followed by Wisconsin and Iowa from the Big 10. Miami and Florida State are next from the ACC with North Carolina right there as well. LSU and Arkansas come in just inside the top 20 from the SEC while Pittsburgh could make some noise as well. The other teams to watch that could be in the top 20 are Georgia Tech, Auburn, Penn State, Georgia, West Virginia, Oregon State and Notre Dame.