The 2019 college football season is only two weeks old, but there has already been plenty of reactions to the action.
On Monday, the Circa Sportsbook in Las Vegas released updated conference championship odds for eight college football conferences. Some conferences look similar to the preseason market, but others have seen drastic movement in the first two weeks.
Clemson came into the season as a prohibitive favorite in the ACC. The Tigers opened at -265 to win the conference, which was by far the heaviest favorite out of the Power Five conferences.
Following a blowout win against Georgia Tech and a two-touchdown victory over Texas A&M on Saturday, Clemson re-opened at -525 to win the ACC. Virginia has jumped to 12/1 after opening the season at 22/1.
The Big 12 is also home to a heavy favorite, as Oklahoma is currently -180 to win the league. Not much has changed since the preseason, as the Sooners were -134. Texas follows at +450 odds, a drop from the +275 price in August.
There is not much wiggle room at the top of the sheet in the Big 10. Ohio State is a +150 ‘chalk,’ but Michigan is +300 and Wisconsin is +450. The Buckeyes opened the season at +125.
Wisconsin has been the biggest mover after opening at 16/1. The Badgers have been dominant through two games, beating South Florida 49-0 and blowing out Central Michigan, 61-0.
Oregon has jumped into the ‘chalk’ role in the Pac-12 following Washington’s home loss to California on Saturday. The Ducks are now +150 after opening at +200.
Washington has dropped from +175 to +500. Utah has made a big leap from 10/1 to +350.
Circa has priced Alabama at +100 to win the SEC after the first two weeks of the season. The Crimson Tide were -143 to win the conference coming into the year.
LSU has been the catalyst in that price change. The Tigers opened at 12/1 to win the SEC, but a win at Texas in Week 2 has pushed LSU all the way to +350. Georgia opened with the second-shortest odds at +250 and Circa has kept it at +250.
Appalachian State is the +130 ‘chalk’ to win the Sun Belt, Marshall is +150 to win Conference USA and Central Florida is -200 to win its third consecutive AAC championship.