Odds to Win the 2013 SEC Championship

alabama saban celebratingWhile Alabama has dominated college football for the better part of the last four years, it has not necessarily dominated the SEC. Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide have won three of the last four BCS National Championships, defeating Texas, LSU, and Notre Dame, but they have won the SEC Championship one time in the last three years. Nonetheless, if the odds makers at Carbon Sports are correct, Alabama will register its second consecutive conference title this year. The latest odds to win the 2013 SEC Championship have the Tide favored at -110 odds to win the league title. Mark Richt’s Georgia Bulldogs are a second pick at +400 odds while the South Carolina Gamecocks are a third at +500 odds.

Alabama Crimson Tide (-110): It is true Alabama has failed to reach two of the last three SEC Championship games, but they are still the best choice to win the conference championship. The Crimson Tide are 16-2 in their last 18 games against SEC schools and they return plenty of talent, including quarterback A.J. McCarron, C.J. Mosley, and Amari Cooper, from last season’s National Championship squad. And, of course, they also bring back the man who owns four National Championship rings.

Georgia Bulldogs (+400): Mark Richt was on the coaching hot seat entering the 2011 season, but the Bulldogs aided their coach by winning the SEC’s East Division with a 7-1 conference record. And last year they practically erased 2010’s 6-7 record from memory with another 7-1 conference season and division title. Fans may be thirsting for more now, though, with Georgia falling 42-10 and 32-28 in the last two SEC Championship games. With nine offensive starters back from last year’s 37.8 point per game squad, the Bulldogs may have what it takes to satisfy their fan base.

South Carolina Gamecocks (+500): The Gamecocks reached the conference title game in 2010, but they were run out of the stadium by Auburn, losing 56-17. South Carolina has been exceptional over the last two seasons as well, posting a 12-4 league record; however, it has not been able to get past Georgia in the East. That may be difficult to do this year as well with the Gamecocks traveling to Athens on September 7th.

Odds to Win the 2013 SEC Championship: Provided by CarbonSports.ag

Alabama Crimson Tide -110
Georgia Bulldogs +400
South Carolina Gamecocks +500
Florida Gators +700
Texas A&M Aggies +1000
LSU Tigers +1000
Ole Miss Rebels +2500
Missouri Tigers +5000
Vanderbilt Commodores +6000
Auburn Tigers +6000
Tennessee Volunteers +6000
Mississippi State Bulldogs +7500
Arkansas Razorbacks +10000
Kentucky Wildcats +50000