Ranking every Power 5 college football program by the distance to the closest legal sportsbook

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New Jersey is just one of many states offering legal sports betting in the United States, and that number will keep growing this fall.

Legal sports betting continues to expand at a steady, state-by-state pace in 2019.

As college football season kicks off in less than one month, here’s a team-by-team look at the closest legal sportsbook to every Power 5 FBS program (plus Notre Dame), listed closest to furthest.

There are five states, plus Washington D.C., who would potentially begin offering sports betting in 2019 (some as soon as Sept. 1), so we noted each of the Power 5 campuses that may get an even closer sportsbook soon.

It gives you an idea about how fast legalized sports betting is expanding in the United States right now.

  • 1. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh (5 miles – Rivers Casino)
  • 2. Rutgers: Oceanport, N.J. (34 miles – Monmouth Park)
  • 3. Syracuse: Waterloo, N.Y. (43 miles – Del Lago Resort and Casino opening Fall 2019)
  • 4. Boston College: Lincoln, R.I. (48 miles – Twin River Casino)
  • 5. Ole Miss: Robinsonville, Miss. (82 miles – multiple locations)
  • T6. Virginia Tech: White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (83 miles – The Greenbrier Resort)
  • T6. Maryland: Harrington, Del. (83 miles – Harrington Raceway and Casino) Could become Washington D.C. as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 8. West Virginia: New Cumberland, W. Va. (93 miles – Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort)
  • 9. LSU: Natchez, Miss. (94 miles – Magnolia Bluffs Casino)
  • 10. Penn State: Grantville, Penn. (99 miles – Hollywood Casino at Penn National)
  • 11. Virginia: White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (126 miles – The Greenbrier Resort) Could become a location in Washington D.C. as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 12. Mississippi State: Greenville, Miss. (144 miles – Harlow’s Casino Resort)
  • 13. Ohio State: Cross Lanes, W. Va. (154 miles – Mardi Gras Casino and Resort)
  • 14. Kentucky: Cross Lanes, W. Va. (166 miles – Mardi Gras Casino and Resort)
  • 15. Arkansas: Hot Springs, Ark. (186 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort)
  • 16. California: Reno, N.V. (209 miles – multiple locations)
  • 17. Duke: White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (220 miles – The Greenbrier Resort)
  • 18. North Carolina State: White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (221 miles – The Greenbrier Resort) Could become an in-state location by Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 19. Alabama: Greenville, Miss. (224 miles – Harlow’s Casino Resort)
  • 20. Utah: Elko, N.V. (232 miles – multiple locations)
  • 21. Vanderbilt: Robinsonville, Miss. (238 miles – multiple locations) Could become an in-state location by late 2019 or early 2020.
  • 22. Louisville: Cross Lanes, W. Va. (239 miles – Mardi Gras Casino and Resort) Could become a location in Indiana as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 23. North Carolina: White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (244 miles – The Greenbrier Resort) Could become an in-state location by Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 24. Wake Forest: White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (245 miles – The Greenbrier Resort)
  • 25. Stanford: Reno, N.V. (253 miles – multiple locations)
  • 26. USC: Las Vegas (274 miles – multiple locations)
  • 27. Auburn: Biloxi, Miss. (281 miles – multiple locations) Could be a location in Tennessee by late 2019 or early 2020.
  • 28. UCLA: Las Vegas (284 miles – multiple locations)
  • 29. Michigan: Pittsburgh (287 miles – Rivers Casino) Could become a location in Indiana as early as Sept. 1, 2019 (depending on the licensees within the state).
  • 30. Florida State: Biloxi, Miss. (304 miles – multiple locations)
  • 31. Tennessee: White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (309 miles – The Greenbrier Resort) Could become an in-state location by late 2019 or early 2020.
  • 32. Arizona State: Las Vegas (311 miles – multiple locations)
  • 33. Texas Tech: Santa Fe, N.M. (312 miles – Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino)
  • 34. Oklahoma State: Hot Springs, Ark. (313 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort)
  • 35. Oklahoma: Hot Springs, Ark. (314 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort)
  • 36. South Carolina: White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (316 miles – The Greenbrier Resort) Could become a location in North Carolina as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 37. TCU: Hot Springs, Ark. (329 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort)
  • 38. Indiana: Cross Lanes, W. Va. (338 miles – Mardi Gras Casino and Resort) Could become an in-state location as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 39. Michigan State: Pittsburgh, Penn. (350 miles – Rivers Casino) Could become a location in Indiana as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 40. Clemson: White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (351 miles – The Greenbrier Resort) Could become a location in North Carolina by Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 41. Purdue: Cross Lanes, W. Va. (363 miles – Mardi Gras Casino and Resort) Could become an in-state location as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 42. Colorado: Santa Fe, N.M. (371 miles – Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino)
  • 43. Notre Dame: Pittsburgh, Penn. (375 miles – Rivers Casino) Could become a location in Illinois in 2020 or in Indiana as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 44. Texas A&M: Hot Springs, Ark. (388 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort)
  • 45. Baylor: Hot Springs, Ark. (389 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort)
  • 46. Georgia Tech: Biloxi, Miss. (391 miles – multiple locations) Could become a location in Tennessee by late 2019 or early 2020.
  • 47. Georgia: White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (412 miles – The Greenbrier Resort) Could become a location in North Carolina as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 48. Arizona: Las Vegas (415 miles – multiple locations)
  • 49. Illinois: Cross Lanes, W. Va. (418 miles – Mardi Gras Casino and Resort) Could become an in-state location in 2020 and could become Indiana as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 50. Missouri: Hot Springs, Ark. (421 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort) Could become a location in Illinois in 2020.
  • 51. Oregon: Reno, N.V. (425 miles – multiple locations)
  • 52. Kansas: Hot Springs, Ark. (446 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort)
  • 53. Florida: Biloxi, Miss. (451 miles – multiple locations)
  • 54. Oregon State: Reno, N.V. (470 miles – multiple locations)
  • 55. Texas: Hot Springs, Ark. (489 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort)
  • 56. Northwestern: Cross Lanes, W. Va. (501 miles – Mardi Gras Casino and Resort) Could become a location in Indiana as early as Sept. 1, 2019, and could become an in-state location as early as 2020.
  • 57. Washington State: Winnemucca, N.V. (527 miles – multiple locations) Could become a location in Montana sometime in 2019.
  • 58. Kansas State: Hot Springs, Ark. (536 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort)
  • 59. Wisconsin: Cross Lanes, W. Va. (628 miles – Mardi Gras Casino and Resort) Could become a location in Iowa as early as Sept. 1, 2019, and could become a location in Illinois in 2020.
  • 60. Iowa: Hot Springs, Ark. (646 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort) Could become an in-state location as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 61. Nebraska: Hot Springs, Ark. (647 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort) Could become a location in Iowa as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 62. Iowa State: Hot Springs, Ark. (648 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort) Could become an in-state location as early as Sept. 1, 2019.
  • 63. Washington: Reno, N.V. (708 miles – multiple locations)
  • 64. Miami: Biloxi, Miss. (782 miles – multiple locations)
  • 65. Minnesota: Hot Springs, Ark. (856 miles – Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort) Could become a location in Iowa as early as Sept. 1, 2019.

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