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Entering conference championship week there was the potential for plenty of crazy scenarios to play out. What if Florida State lost? What if Ohio State lost? What if there is no SEC team in the BCS Championship from a conference that has won seven-straight championships?
At the end of Saturday, there were certainly some exciting finishes that dictated how the 16th and final BCS Championship game would shake out.
The Florida State Seminoles will play the Auburn Tigers in Pasadena on January 6th, following the loss by Ohio State to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship. And while it puts an undefeated team out of the ACC against a one-loss team out of the SEC, there seems to be little debate if at all as to the matchup coming up in roughly 30 days. In fact, had the Buckeyes won and finished 13-0, there might have been more distaste in the mouths of college football fans and analysts matching them against the Seminoles than Auburn.
FSU will bookend the BCS Championship. The Seminoles played in the first-ever BCS Championship game (actually the first three), and now will play in the final one.
Auburn is making its second appearance in the BCS Championship game, last winning the title of Oregon in 2010. It seems a far cry from the 0-8 conference record and trailing 42-0 at halftime against Alabama in 2012 doesn’t it?
Despite the fact that the argument could be made for the Tigers that they are the hot team in the country right now, an early BCS Championship game betting line found at BetOnline Sportsbook has set Florida State as an 8.5-point favorite over Auburn. Bettors will have a month to place the wager, which could certainly move depending on the direction the money is going.
Over the next couple of weeks we can expect an explosion of betting lines for the 2014 BCS Championship game. A variety of props and alternate point spreads will be available, along with typical game props that are formed for every college football matchup.
Actually the BCS Bowl slate overall might be the best ever. Pasadena might be the biggest winner, getting a fantastic Rose Bowl matchup between No. Michigan State and No.5 Stanford before getting the top-two teams in the country five days later. That means the Rose Bowl will host four of the top-five teams in the country.
In the Sugar Bowl, a clash of titanic programs in Alabama and Oklahoma will take place. In the Orange Bowl Clemson will face Ohio State. Out in the Fiesta Bowl, the Baylor Bears will take on the UCF Golden Knights.
Leading up to the start of bowl season LatestBettingOdds.com will be you best resource for all betting lines and matchup information for each game.
The 2013-14 college football bowl season gets going on December 21 with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl between Washington State and Colorado State.