|Another NCAA football season is nearly upon us, but already the Heisman and National Champion debates are rampant. Adding fuel to the pre-season college football hype, BetWWTS.com today announced opening odds on who will be crowned the nation's top collegiate player and which team will capture the National Championship by winning the 2004 Sugar Bowl. |
BetWWTS.com has listed individual odds on a number of the NCAA's top players winning the sport’s most prestigious award. BetWWTS.com has listed Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett as the early favorite to win college football's top honor at 4/1 odds. The top challenger to Clarett's Heisman run appears to be Mississippi quarterback Eli Manning, who opens at 8/1. Other top collegiate players that should be in the running for the Heisman include: Kevin Jones (12/1), Philip Rivers (12/1), Ell Roberson (12/1), Cedric Benson (15/1), Roy Williams (15/1), Carnell Williams (15/1), Cody Pickett (15/1) and Anthony Davis (15/1).
Meanwhile, the hunt for the National Championship at the Sugar Bowl in January appears to be a much closer race with a handful of teams all looking to capture the Sears Trophy. BetWWTS.com lists last year's national champions, Ohio State, as the odds-on favorites to repeat this season at 7/2 odds. The Buckeyes' run at a second straight national championship will be contended by a number of teams and are listed as slight favorites over Oklahoma (4/1) and last year's runner-up Miami (9/2). Other teams that may figure into the championship mix include Texas (5/1), Michigan (6/1), Virginia Tech (7/1), Kansas State (8/1), and Georgia (10/1).