College football is entering week 11 this week and teams are jockeying for position in their conferences and in the national polls.
This season marks the inaugural College Football Playoff with the top 4 teams headed to a three game playoff that will culminate with the college football championship.
Over the past two seasons, Oregon was defeated by Stanford and that made this past Saturday’s game between the two carry a great deal of weight despite the Cardinal being unranked and just 5-3 on the season.
Oregon was able to exact revenge on the Cardinal and cruised to a 29-point win on Saturday. That has prompted odds makers at Bovada and topbet to make them the 9 to 2 favorites to win the inaugural College Football Playoff.
The Ducks, led by talented junior quarterback Marcus Mariota still have to face Utah, the No. 17 ranked team in the nation. The Utes have already defeated two ranked teams during the season.
Oregon’s road to the title game in the Pac-12 is very smooth with just Oregon State and Colorado to end the season.
However, winning out and claiming the Pac-12 crown would help Oregon convince the committee picking the four playoff teams that they are deserving to be one of the those four.
Florida State was able to handle what appears to be its final tough test prior to the ACC Championship with an 11-point win against the Louisville Cardinals.
Over the upcoming several weeks, it is likely there will be plenty of moving amongst the teams vying for the four spots.
That movement will be seen on odds boards and on sites such as betonline and sportsbook.com.
All the teams from the SEC that are in the mix for the playoff have huge matchups remaining on their schedules. For example, Alabama must play LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn
If Oregon can continue winning, the Ducks should not have a problem becoming one of the four teams to play for the national championship.
Latest Odds for 2015 College Football Championship
OREGON DUCKS 9 to 2
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE 5 to 1
FLORIDA ST SEMINOLES 6 to 1
MICHIGAN ST SPARTANS 7 to 1
MISSISSIPPI ST BULLDOGS 7 to 1
TCU HORNED FROGS 8 to 1
AUBURN TIGERS 10 to 1
KANSAS ST WILDCATS 12 to 1
OHIO ST BUCKEYES 15 to 1
NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH 15 to 1