Earlier I gave you my rankings of the 32 NFL teams going into next season, which I should note originally was posted BEFORE Green Bay defeated Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl Sunday.
Now we move onto the rankings that have dollar signs connected to it.
The following “futures” odds have been posted by the online sportsbook Bodog. Odds obviously come with no guarantees. That’s why Las Vegas can afford really big hotels.
But it’s worth noting that the Falcons, despite their lopsided home playoff loss to the Packers, have not dropped at all in the minds of oddsmakers. They’re listed at 16-1 to win the Super Bowl. That’s tied for eighth overall and the third-best odds among NFC teams, behind only Green Bay (7-1) and New Orleans (14-1). Dallas and Philadelphia also are 16-1.
Bodog is less optimistic about the outlook for the two major locals in the BCS title picture. Georgia is listed at 50-1 to win the national championship. That seems about right. It ranks tied for fifth among SEC teams (led by Alabama at 15-2).
Oklahoma is the overall BCS favorite at 7-2. Auburn, which is the defending national champion but loses Cam Newton and Nick Fairley, is only 70-1.
Georgia Tech? Try 150-1. That ranks sixth among ACC teams (led by Florida State at 10-1).
I pass this along for entertainment purposes only, of course. Feel free to debate.Odds to win Super Bowl (NFC teams in blue)
By Jeff Schultz