Gators, Bulldogs, Lead Early SEC East Betting Odds For 2011

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The Southeastern Conference has won five-straight BCS Championships coming into the 2011-12 College Football Season. But just one of those team have come out of the Eastern Division in the conference.

Albeit they have won two of the five.

The Florida Gators won the 2006 and 2008 National Championship, but aside from that, the rest of the teams in the conference have not been a huge factor in the national championship races, with perhaps the exception of the Georgia Bulldogs.

Coming into this season, it’s once against the Gators and Bulldogs that top the SEC East Division to win on the latest betting odds for college football.

In fact, oddsmakers seem a bit unsure as to who to dub the overall favorite to win the East and each the championship game in Atlanta. Both have been set at +125 to win the East, ahead of the defending East champion South Carolina Gamecocks.

South Carolina won their first-ever East division title last season, with Florida Georgia and Tennessee having won all the others. But at +250, oddsmakers believe that South Carolina could win back-to-back titles under the direction of head coach Steve Spurrier.

Rounding out the division odds are the Tennessee Volunteers, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Vanderbilt Commodores. While Tennessee has historically been at the top of the SEC East contending for titles, oddsmakers obviously believe this will not be the year, setting the Volunteers with odds at +650, well behind the top-three. Kentucky has been set at +1500, while Vanderbilt comes in a a distant +7500.

But its Florida and Georgia who oddsmakers believe will represent the East this season, with the Bulldogs getting the easier road to Atlanta given the strength of schedule, at least as it looks in he preseason.

The two will meet on October 30, in a game that very well could shape how the East division in the SEC turns out.

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