The NCAA could not have asked for a more exciting Thanksgiving weekend lineup or outcome of games. From the finish in between Ohio State and Michigan to the touchdown return in the Auburn and Alabama game, the NCAA gave fans the show of their lives.
No one will ever forget the Stanford and Cal game that ended with a touchdown return weaving between members of the band. Nor will anyone forget the Hail Mary pass by Doug Flutie in a great Boston College and Miami classic.
However, the 110-yard touchdown return by Auburn to end the Iron Bowl and propel the Tigers into the SEC Championship is right alongside those other nearly unbelievable finishes to NCAA football games.
This weekend the different conference championships will be played. It should offer another round of spectacular college football.
The current BCS Standings have Florida State at No. 1 and Ohio State No. 2. Should both win their respective conference championship matchups the two will play for the national championship.
In the SEC championship game, Auburn opened as a 1-point favorite over Missouri. However, early bettors on Bovada and sportsbook.com adjusted that up to -1.5 for Auburn, while other books such as topbet and betonline opened Auburn at -1.5 and moved it up to -2. Even others opened Auburn at -2.
In this weekend’s conference championships, Ohio State looks to be facing a tougher battle than Florida State. The Buckeyes opened on Bovada at -5 versus the Michigan State Spartans in the Championship for the Big Ten.
Sharp action right away on the Buckeyes moved the line up to -5.5, while others opened at -5.5 and moved on the action to -6.
FSU has opened against Duke as a 28-point favorite for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Early action moved that up to 29 on a number of books including betonline.
To start the week only one game as a potential BCS title game has been opened for betting and that is Florida State vs. Ohio State. Odds makers have Florida State -9.5 for that potential matchup.
The lines for the various conference championships will continue to move up and down as the week progresses and more news from the different schools is released about injuries and potential starters.
MAC – Bowling Green vs. (-3) Northern Illinois
Conference USA – Marshall vs. Rice (no line)
SEC- (-1) Auburn vs. Missouri
ACC- Duke vs. (-28) Florida State
Pac-12 – Stanford vs. (-3) Arizona State
Big 10 – (-5) Ohio State vs. Michigan State
Mountain West – Utah State vs. (-3) Fresno State