Bovada, a Vegas-based betting service has adjusted its odds with regard to which college football team will win it all in 2016. And Florida State is heading in the wrong direction. On January 13th, FSU had the tenth-best odds in the country, at 16/1. Today, just over a month later, the Seminoles find themselves with the No. 11 odds, at 20/1, after being passed by a Tennessee team in which Bovada is placing increasing confidence: the Vols jumped all the way from 22/1 to 14/1.
UT is not the only team to have seen a healthy bump. In fact, the best title odds in the land changed from Alabama, which held fast at 7/1, to Ohio State, which made a dramatic improvement from 12/1 to 6/1. The other team ahead of FSU to improve? Michigan, which went from 12/1 to 15/2, tied with the lone ACC squad ahead of the 'Noles, Clemson, which held fast.
Florida State was hardly alone in seeing its odds grow longer, though. Of the 49 teams presently handicapped, 28 saw their chances decrease, just 12 held steady, and only nine improved.
With regard to opponents FSU will face in 2016, Ole Miss was the only team to see its odds improve, as the Rebs are now tied with Florida State at 20/1 (they were previously at 22/1). Florida dropped from 33/1 to 40/1, and Louisville held at 50/1. Also seeing longer odds are North Carolina (50/1 to 66/1), Miami (66/1 to 75/1), and North Carolina State (100/1 to 200/1).
You can view the full rankings here, and please remember: these odds are fluid and subject to regular change.