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Early Odds To Win the 2010 National Championship

In today’s blog I will give you the odds to win the 2010 National Championship from the Hilton. If you are in Las Vegas at anytime in the next couple of months make sure to stop by the Hilton to get advanced odds on the 2010 college football season and advanced odds to win the Super Bowl.

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We will back by the end of this week with my projections of what the 2010 Preseason AP Top 10 will be.

Here are the Odds to win the 2010 National Championship courtesy of the Hilton.

1. Alabama  Odds: 3/1
Alabama returns 10 starters (8 on off) from last year’s National Championship team including Heisman Trophy winner RB Mark Ingram.  Alabama does suffer heavy losses on defense including DT Cody and LB McClain. The Tide get Penn St, Florida and Auburn at home while their toughest road games will probably be at Arkansas and at LSU.
Key Players Back: QB Greg McElroy, RB Mark Ingram, WR Julio Jones, S Mark Barron, C William Vlachos and LB Dont’a Hightower
Key Players Lost: DT Terrence Cody, LB Rolando McClain, DB/PR Javier Arenas, OG Mike Johnson, K Leigh Tiffin, TE Colin Peek, CB Kareem Jackson, OG Barrett Jones, LB Eryk Anders

2. Ohio St 7/1
QB Terrelle Pryor is back along with 8 other starters on offense. While the defense does lose 5 starters they reload that side of the ball year after year with 8 consecutive seasons allowing less than 20 ppg. The Bucks do have road games at Wisconsin and at Iowa but get Miami, Penn St and Michigan at home.
Key Players Back: QB Terrelle Pryor, DL Cameron Heyward, CB Chimdi Chekwa, OG Justin Boren, RB Brandon Saine, WR DeVier Posey, LB Ross Homan and LB Brian Rolle, CB Devon Torrence
Key Players Lost: DL Thaddeus Gibson, S Anderson Russell, S Kurt Coleman, WR/PR Ray Small

3. Oregon 10/1
The Ducks return 17 starters from last year’s Pac-10 championship team including 10 back from an offense that avg 412 ypg and 36 ppg. Oregon does face a difficult schedule having road trips to Tennessee, USC, California, and rival Oregon St.
Key Players Back: QB Jeremiah Masoli, RB LaMichael James, OL Bo Thran, RB/KR Kenjon Barner, LB Casey Matthews, S John Boyett, WR Jeff Maehl, DT Brandon Bair
Key Players Lost: TE Ed Dickson, DE Will Tukuafu

4. Boise St 12/1
Boise will bring back 21 starters from last years Fiesta Bowl winning team losing only CB Kyle Wilson. QB Kellen Moore is a Heisman Candidate after throwing for 3536 yds (64%) with a 39-3 ratio. Boise has two tough non-conference games at home against Oregon St on Sept. 25 and against Virginia Tech at FedEx Field on Oct. 2.
Key Players Back: QB Kellen Moore, RB Jeremy Avery, WR/KR Titus Young, WR Austin Pettis, DT Billy Winn, OG Kevin Sapien, OT Nate Porter, DE Ryan Winterswyk, CB Brandyn Thompson, SS Jeron Johnson, K/P Kyle Brotzman, LB Winston Venable
Key Player Lost: CB/PR Kyle Wilson

5. TCU 15/1
The Horned Frogs return 16 starters from last year’s 12-1 team including 9 from an offense that avg 453 ypg and 38 ppg.  The defense has 7 starters back but lose All-American DE Jerry Hughes and LB Daryl Washington. TCU opens its season at Dallas Cowboys Stadium against Oregon St on Sept. 4.
Key Players Back: QB Andy Dalton, C Jake Kirkpatrick, KR/PR/WR Jeremy Kerley, DL Wayne Daniels, LB Tank Carder, K Ross Evans, OT Marcus Cannon, S Tejay Johnson, DL Cory Grant
Key Players Lost: DL Jerry Hughes, LB Daryl Washington, CB Rafael Priest, OT Marshall Newhouse, CB Nick Sanders,

5. Virginia Tech 15/1
The Hokies have won at least 10 games for six consecutive seasons and return all of their main skill position players including QB Taylor and RB Williams. They do suffer some heavy losses on defense and have to play Boise St at FedEx Field. The Hokies also have tough road games in conference against North Carolina and Miami.
Key Players Back: QB Tyrod Taylor, RB Ryan Williams, WR Jarrett Boykin, CB Rashad Carmichael, C Beau Warren, KR Dyrell Roberts,
Key Players Loss: LB Cody Grimm, P Brent Bowden, OG Sergio Render, OT Ed Wang, S Kam Chancellor, K Matt Waldron, TE Greg Boone, DE Jason Worilds

5. Texas 15/1
The Longhorns will lose several starters from last year’s #2 team. The biggest obstacle will be replacing 4-yr starting QB McCoy but backup FR QB Gilbert did a nice job filling in for the injured McCoy in the title game. The Longhorns have UCLA, Oklahoma St, and Texas Tech at home but have to go on the road to Nebraska and Texas Tech. Also rival Oklahoma will be looking to break its 2 game losing streak to the Horns in Dallas on Oct. 2.
Key Players Back: QB Garrett Gabbert DL Sam Acho, LB Emmanuel Acho, and LB Keenan Robinson
Key Players Loss: QB Colt McCoy, WR Jordan Shipley, C Chris Hall, OT Adam Ulatoski, DL Sergio Kindle, LB Roddrick Muckelroy, S Earl Thomas, DL Lamarr Houston, K Hunter Lawrence and OG Charlie Tanner

5. Nebraska 15/1
The Huskers return 16 starters from last year’s team that came within :01 of winning the Big 12 championship. While the Huskers lose All-American DT Suh, Peillini thinks the Blackshirt defense is here to stay. The Huskers have a favorable schedule getting Texas and Missouri at home and playing non-conference home games against Western Kentucky, Idaho and South Dakota St.
Key Players Back: TE Mike McNeil, RB Roy Heulu, K Alex Henery, WR/PR Niles Paul, DL Jared Crick, CB Prince Amukamara
Key Players Loss: DL Ndamukong Suh, LB Phillip Dillard, S Larry Asante, C Jacob Hickman, DL Barry Turner and S Matt O’Hanlon

9. Florida 20/1
The Gators suffered heavy losses from last year’s 13-1 Sugar Bowl winning team including QB Tim Tebow and five juniors who declared early for the Draft.  However, the biggest question is possibly HC Meyer’s health status. However, Meyer recently announced he was going to coach thru the spring. The Gators do have 3 tough road games at Tennessee, Alabama and Florida St.
Key Players Back: OG Mike Pouncey, RB Jeff Demps, P Chas Henry, OT Marcus Gilbert, S Ahmad Black
Key Players Loss: QB Tim Tebow, TE Aaron Hernandez, C Maurkice Pouncey, LB Brandon Spikes, DE Jermaine Cunningham, CB Joe Haden, KR Brandon James, DE Carlos Dunlap, WR Riley Cooper,

9. Oklahoma 20/1
While the Sooners did not benefit last year from injuries to QB Bradford and TE Gresham it did allow for several younger players to get experience, which should help them in 2010. The Sooners return 13 starters including several skill position players on offense. Oklahoma does have a difficult schedule playing Florida St at home and having road games at Cincinnati, Missouri and rival Oklahoma St.
Key Players Back: WR Ryan Broyles, DL Jeremy Beal, QB Landry Jones, RB DeMarco Murray, P Tress Way
Key Players Loss: QB Sam Bradford, TE Jermaine Gresham, DL Gerald McCoy, LB Ryan Reynolds, CB Dominique Franks, OT Trent Williams, LB Keenan Clayton, CB Brian Jackson, OG Brody Eldridge, S Quinton Carter

9. LSU 20/1
2010 could be a critical year for HC Les Miles and the Tigers after an 8-5 season in 08 and 9-4 last year, The Tigers do return 10 starters but suffer some big losses in OT Black, WR Lafell, and S Jones who decided to skip his senior season and entered the draft. The Tigers open against North Carolina in the Georgia Dome on Sept. 4.
Key Players Back: CB Patrick Peterson, LB Kelvin Sheppard, WR Terrence Tolliver, QB Jordan Jefferson and QB Russell Shepard.
Key Players Loss: OT Ciron Black, WR Brandon LaFell, TE, Richard Dickson, S Chad Jones, PR Trindon Holliday, LB Harry Coleman, OG Lyle Hitt, DE Rahim Allen and LB Perry Riley

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