Over the course of the last seven seasons, the SEC Championship has been more difficult to win than the BCS Championship. The SEC has won seven straight national titles, and within those seven championships six have won the SEC while one national champion didn’t even win their division.
That was when we saw Alabama exact revenge on LSU two seasons ago in the first-ever national championship game between two teams from the same conference.
The hype of the SEC is at an all-time high. This has been a recurring theme for the last several seasons though, because the conference keeps winning national titles. For the 2013 season, the SEC makes up for half of the top-10 teams in the country on the USA Today Coaches preseason College Football rankings that were released on Thursday.
The same can be said for 2014 BCS Championship betting odds at Bovada Sportsbook. But what about the odds to win the conference?
Bovada happens to have these too. You can probably guess which team is set atop the list of favorites to win the 2013 SEC Championship this season. It’s the team that has won three out of the last four national titles. The Alabama Crimson Tide come in at even money to win the SEC. That’s a pretty big favorite to win a conference like this, but oddsmakers are obviously high on the Tide this season.
A pair of teams from the East division fall behind, with the Georgia Bulldogs (13/4) and the South Carolina Gamecocks (9/2) next on the list. South Carolina has beaten Georgia three-straight years, but it’s the Dawgs who have made it to the SEC Championship game the last two seasons in spite of that. These two teams are back to their traditional Week 2 matchup this season, after playing on October in 2012.
The winner of that one will have the inside track for the SEC East. Of course, Georgia has to worry about a Week 1 road trip to No.8 Clemson first.
Texas A&M showed no problems competing in the SEC in their first season, with quarterback Johnny Manziel winning the Heisman Trophy. Expectations are high at College Station for a follow up act. The Aggies and Crimson Tide will play in the fourth week of the season, and it should be a huge one. Texas A&M is set at 8/1 to win the SEC, fourth in line.
Behind the Aggies come the Florida Gators. The Gators haven’t won the SEC East since the Tim Tebow era. Head coach Will Muschamp has his team ready to go this year and at 9/1 a nice payout awaits if they can pull it off.
Check out the complete odds to win the 2013 SEC Championship below.
2013 SEC Odds – Found at Bovada Sportsbook 8/2/2013
- Alabama 1/1
- Arkansas 75/1
- Auburn 75/1
- Florida 9/1
- Georgia 13/4
- Kentucky 100/1
- LSU 10/1
- Mississippi State 75/1
- Missouri 66/1
- Ole Miss 25/1
- South Carolina 9/2
- Tennessee 50/1
- Texas A&M 8/1
- Vanderbilt 50/1