Latest Football Picks & Stories July 25th, 2014
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It’s fair to wonder what Jacob Coker will bring to the Alabama offense as Alabama all-time passing leader, Mr. Katherine Webb, er, I mean, AJ McCarron, departs for a potential NFL future. Of course, the same was wondered when John Parker Wilson and Greg McElroy left Alabama. McCarron broke Wilson’s passing yards record
The Florida Gators seem to have fallen off the map since Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow packed up and left town. The Gators used to be the cream of the crop in the SEC and the favorites to win the national championship. Now the instate rival Florida State Seminoles have stolen their thunder and are the favorites to win it all.
The Preseason AP Top 25 poll won’t come out until next month, but here at BangTheBook.com, we’re giving you a Top 25 from a betting perspective. Using power ratings to determine the top 25 teams in college football, readers will have the opportunity to look at what the preseason Top 25 might look like if designed by a bettor. Each article will feature a preview of that team with a write-up for each position and an explanation of why the position group was rated that way and some further insight into the methodology of creating power ratings.
Gamblers, bettors, and oddsmakers seem to universally take issue with college football’s Top 25, whether it’s the Associated Press or the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. These lists can have a lot of impact on the betting market, as casual bettors back public favorites because of their ranking and the perception attached to said ranking. The media will tout something as an “upset” because a ranked team goes down to an unranked team, but that unranked team was the favorite anyway.
The college football season is just about a month away and the media invaded the camps of the top football programs across the country. This time of year is dominated by the media as they perform their media days and get an inside look at the teams, coaches and offer up predictions for the upcoming season.
The Oregon Ducks are a flashy fun filled team to watch on the football field. The high octane offense and quick scoring schemes always makes the Ducks a team to watch. This season is no different as the Ducks have a very talented team with returning leadership
The 2014 college football season is about to kick off and there are plenty of teams that have a chance of winning it all this season. The SEC is getting all of the love from a sports betting standpoint, but there are several teams from other conferences that have the talent and the ability to win it all.
After a few down years, the Big 12 may be poised for a return to prominence on the national stage with some teams that are on the upswing. This conference will be broken down into the Texas teams plus West Virginia and then the other half of the conference with both Kansas teams, both Oklahoma teams, and Iowa State
The Big 12 salvaged a mediocre regular season with a decent bowl season as Oklahoma knocked off Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, Texas managed to hold Oregon to seven points in the Alamo Bowl, Kansas State dominated Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, and Texas Tech was victorious over Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
The Florida State Seminoles are the best team in college football. They are defending national champions and until someone else dethrones the champions, they are very deserving of the title. One of the many reasons that they were able to win a championship is due to their suffocating defense.