Oklahoma State Opens As Top Nine Favorite For 2017 National Title

Written by Kyle Porter

Westgate Las Vegas Superbook has released its 2017 national championship odds (technically 2017 season but the game falls in 2018), and Oklahoma State was in the top nine when this came out two days ago along with several other big-time programs. It has since fallen to No. 11.

Here are all the schools currently 50-1 or better according to Westgate.

How about Texas also opening at 20-1? Opening! Also, how about Oklahoma State and Clemson opening at the same number? Whoooo boy, let the hype train really get cranking.

I’m actually a little surprised OSU has fallen to 30-1 so quickly. Clearly there was no money coming in on the Pokes. Maybe it’s because nobody believes in the Big 12. Or maybe it’s because smart bettors know OSU likely has to go 13-0 to get into this thing whereas OU or Georgia or some of the other big names only have to go 12-1 or maybe even 11-2.

I say split the difference, and OSU should be at 25-1 going into the year based on the 2016 season and how it finished against Colorado. For context, it was 50-1 a year ago at this time.

  • JG

    Those are pretty good odds considering Mike Gundy can’t beat OU.

    • Pokes405

      Should be 20-1 odds just to beat OU.

      • Mark

        True story.

      • carl lamar

        Very often you mean, right? I mean, he’s coached the Cowboys in 12 Bedlam games. 2005 – 2016. Looks like 11, but its 12 times. He’s 2-10. His worst record against any team or head coach. But 2 wins, the last in 2014 in Norman, disprove your that he can’t beat OU. In fact, he’ll do it again on Nov 4, 2017. That’s the date, right?

        • Doc Holliday

          False he won’t do it cause Yurcich and Gundy vs Lincoln Riley isn’t even fair…now if Gundy gets his balls back and hires a real OC then we’re talking business!

          • Poked

            I think Gundy just needs to unhandcuff Yurcich and let him call a game like the one against colorado.

    • dw

      Grundy can and has beaten ou, check your stats before you post your ludicrous comments!

      • Doc Holliday

        No sir Todd Monken beat OU in 2011 and Bob Stoops beat OU in 2014

        • Vernoogie

          Haha. Good point Doc. Add to that there was nothing on the line, other than a 6th win.

  • Stepdaddy

    Wow Texas! Interesting list.

  • David Einstein

    USC is a steal at 8/1

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  • Ben Crouch

    disagree with Texas, everything else seems fair

  • naedrdmk

    The folks making bets are betting on history. OSU doesn’t have any

  • Sonny

    OU still ranked so high even after losing all their skill players? Texas? “The juggernaut theory” in the forefront.

    • Kevin

      “All their skill players”…..Are you familiar with Baker Mayfield? Are you familiar with how the game is played nowadays in that the entire football world goes through the QB?