BCS National Championship Odds 2012: Pack Gaining On USC, LSU

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 12: Wide receiver Robert Woods #2 of the USC Trojans carries the ball 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)

College football's getting a playoff and all, but it still has two more BCS National Championship Games in the way. USC was already favored for the first one, but now it's favored by a little less.

The USC Trojans overtook the LSU Tigers atop Bovada.lv's 2012 college football national championship odds last time around, but they're losing a bit of their lead in this edition. Moving from 4/1 to 9/2, Matt Barkley's Trojans still remain perhaps the likely preseason No. 1, with LSU also dipping from 9/2 to 5/1.

The Alabama Crimson Tide, Oklahoma Sooners and Oregon Ducks hold steady, rounding out the top five, while the Georgia Bulldogs have drawn even with the Florida St. Seminoles at 12/1. The Arkansas Razorbacks had dipped from 15/1 to 20/1 after Bobby Petrino's exit, making them a good value if you believe in talent above all else. The Wisconsin Badgers remain at 40/1 despite picking up a new starting quarterback in Danny O'Brien.

The rest of the odds remain largely unchanged. Here's Bovada's complete, updated BCS National Championship Game odds:

USC 9/2
LSU 5/1
Alabama 11/2
Oklahoma 10/1
Oregon 10/1
Florida State 12/1
Georgia 12/1
Arkansas 20/1
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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