2012 College Football BCS Championship Odds: USC Overtakes LSU On Top

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans throws a pass against the Washington Huskies at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. USC won 40-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Updated college football championship odds are out for the 2012 season, featuring a new No. 1.

When last we saw BCS Championship odds for the 2012 college football season, the LSU Tigers topped the USC Trojans for the No. 1 spot. Vegas must not have appreciated Zach Mettenberger's performance at LSU's spring game, as USC now claims the best odds of winning the national title.

Of course the Alabama Crimson Tide, Oklahoma Sooners and other regulars lead the way, along with the Arkansas Razorbacks making a move into the teens after starting at 20/1. Why are there championship odds for the Boston College Eagles, Oregon St. Beavers, South Florida Bulls and UCLA Bruins, who combined for 18 wins last year? I have no idea, but the sports books always have their reasons.

This year's championship odds, all from Bovada.lv:

USC 4/1
LSU 9/2
Alabama 11/2
Oklahoma 10/1
Oregon 10/1
Florida State 12/1
Georgia 14/1
Arkansas 15/1
Michigan 25/1
Notre Dame 25/1
Texas 28/1
Virginia Tech 28/1
Clemson 30/1
South Carolina 30/1
West Virginia 30/1
Nebraska 35/1
Wisconsin 40/1
Boise State 50/1
Florida 50/1
Kansas State 50/1
Michigan State 50/1
TCU 50/1
Auburn 60/1
Miami (Florida) 75/1
Mississippi State 75/1
Oklahoma State 75/1
Cincinnati 100/1
Iowa 100/1
Missouri 100/1
Penn State 100/1
Stanford 100/1
Washington 100/1
California 125/1
Pittsburgh 125/1
Arizona 150/1
BYU 150/1
Georgia Tech 150/1
Tennessee 150/1
Texas A&M 150/1
Boston College 200/1
Oregon State 200/1
South Florida 200/1
UCLA 200/1

While we're here, let's watch some college football videos from SB Nation's new YouTube channel together:

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