Alabama Crimson Tide Set Atop 2013 SEC Championship Betting Odds; Georgia Second

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A.J McCarronThe Southeastern Conference has won the last seven-straight national championships. And of those seven national titles, six of those teams have won the SEC conference, while one finished second in their division yet still managed to win the BCS Championship game. That would lead one to infer that perhaps winning a SEC title is harder than winning a national championship. It’d be hard to argue the math.

Often times you will hear coaches talk about winning their division and conference and only what they can control, leaving the national picture up to the BCS. In the case of the SEC, they might be the only conference that controls their own national destiny, simply by controlling their conference destiny.

The SEC has never been bigger in college football than it is now. Of course this sentiment was probably shared about this time last year as well. Another national title will do that to a conference.

Alabama has been the class of the SEC over the last few seasons, winning the national title three out of the last four years, including the last two. And entering the 2013 college football season the Crimson Tide are back where they finished last season; on top of 2013 SEC betting odds formed by Bovada Sportsbook.

Bovada released the odds to win college football conferences for 2013 this week, and we thought we’d start at the top with the SEC of course. Alabama is set at even money to win the conference, with a 1/1 payout.

The Georgia Bulldogs have won the SEC East division the last two seasons but have come up short in the championship game. The Bulldogs were very close to playing for a national championship last season, losing to Alabama in what was voted as the best college football game of the entire 2012-13 season. Georgia sits at 13/4 to win the SEC this season, behind only the Crimson Tide.

The biggest rival to the Bulldogs in the East appears to be South Carolina. The Gamecocks have beaten Georgia three-straight seasons, but have had other problems down the stretch. They have arguably the best player in all of college football in Jadeveon Clowney. South Carolina is set at 9/2 to win the SEC this year.

What’s funny about the SEC odds is that they are not a direct reflection of national championship odds. Texas A&M is fourth on the national championship betting line, yet fourth in their conference as well. Only one SEC team is ahead of the Aggies on the national championship lines. But because Alabama is in the same division, it drops Texas A&M to 8/1 to win the SEC, and the LSU Tigers back at 10/1.

Complete 2013 SEC Championship odds can be found below provided by LatestBettingOdds.com.

2013 SEC Championship Odds – Found at Bovada Sportsbook 7/31/2013

  • Alabama 1/1
  • Georgia 13/4
  • South Carolina 9/2
  • Texas A&M 8/1
  • Florida 9/1
  • LSU 10/1
  • Ole Miss 25/1
  • Tennessee 50/1
  • Vanderbilt 50/1
  • Missouri 66/1
  • Arkansas 75/1
  • Auburn 75/1
  • Mississippi State 75/1
  • Kentucky 100/1

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