After the Oklahoma Sooners rolled out of Columbus, Ohio with a win against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday night, Vegas took notice. Lincoln Riley’s OU squad moved up a tad in the recent batch of odds, while Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes took a small slip, according to the sports book Bovada.
The odds were shuffling around on Monday afternoon, as OSU went from 8/1 odds, to 9/1. Entering the contest with Oklahoma, the Scarlet & Gray held 6/1 odds of being the kings of college football again.
Oklahoma entered the Ohio State contest with 14/1 odds of winning the whole shebang, and with the 31-16 win, improved their odds to 8/1 early Monday. However, the money was moving toward the Sooners, as those odds closed in—and improved— to 7/1 by the late afternoon.
Both schools are still behind the reigning national champion runner-ups, the Alabama Crimson Tide. Leading the odds futures at 7/4 is warranted, as Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide defeated then-No.3 Florida State in Week 1.
USC has the second best title odds at 6/1. This week, the Trojans face Texas in a rematch of the 2006 Rose Bowl — the national championship that season.
With Alabama, USC, Oklahoma and Ohio State holding the top four odds, a couple Big Ten schools are knocking at the door. Penn State and Michigan, who are both on OSU’s schedule this season, and each hold 14/1 odds of regining supreme in college football.
Odds are a very fluid situation, and can change at a moment’s notice depending on the money that’s being put down/away from teams.