Early Las Vegas odds on the 2016 college football season are out, and FSU factors into the top individual and team awards out there.
The 2016 Heisman odds, courtesy of online sports book Bovada, shows Florida State encountering a few of the favorites during the coming season-- along with boasting one of its own. Leading the way is ACC-foe and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, at 9/2, followed by running backs Christian McCaffrey of Stanford and Leonard Fournette of LSU, at 5/1. A pair of signal callers come in at 10/1: Ohio State's J.T. Barrett and Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield.
Then there's a host of players at 12/1, including FSU running back Dalvin Cook, along with RBs Nick Chubb (UGA), Royce Freeman (Oregon), and Samaje Perine (Oklahoma), as well as Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley. And the 'Noles will open up trying to defend against Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly, who also comes in at 12/1. Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs is at 16/1, and Miami's Brad Kaaya, whom the Seminoles will face in south Florida this year, rounds out the list of early hopefuls at 25/1.
Bovada also released odds on winning the 2016 national championship, and Alabama has the best chance, at 6/1, followed by Clemson (7/1), Michigan (9/1), and Oklahoma and Ohio State tied at 10/1. Tennessee comes in at 12/1, Baylor and LSU tie at 14/1, and Notre Dame sits at 16/1. FSU and Stanford each get the nation's tenth-best odds, at 18/1. Florida is 20th, at 40/1, and Miami is tied for 30th, at 75/1.