No Big Surprises As Alabama Leads 2017 Win Totals

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:52 PM GMT

CG Technology put out its 2017 College Football team win totals this week and only two schools -- the SEC’s Alabama and the Big Ten’s Ohio State -- had a double-digit number posted next to their names by oddsmakers. Let’s look at the totals for the 47 teams.

CG Technology Unveils 2017 College Football Team Win Totals

The College Football season kicks off August 26 with Stanford and Rice playing in the second Sydney Cup in Australia (10 pm ET; STAN -33½ -120, 5Dimes); with BYU hosting Portland State at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah (BYU -32 -120, 5Dimes); Colorado State welcoming Oregon State to Fort Collins and CSU Stadium for their lid-lifter (CBSSN, 3 pm ET); South Florida traveling to CEFCU Stadium to face San Jose State (CBSSN; 7:30 p.m. ET; USF -15 -120, 5Dimes); and Hawaii and Massachusetts knocking helmets at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst, Massachusetts later in the day.

We’ve already taken a look at the Golden Nugget’s NCAA College Football Conference Championship odds from the Power 5 conferences from here in the neon glow of Sin City, so let’s take a look at the opening Season Win Totals numbers from CG Technology for its 47 teams in odds order, which show only one team set at 10½ wins and only one lined at 10 for the coming College Football season.

Alabama 10½o -150

Ohio State 10o -125

Oklahoma 9½o -145

USC 9½o -135

Florida State 9½o -130

Wisconsin 9½o -125

Washington 9½

Penn State 9½u -120

LSU 9o -120

Louisville 9o -120

Clemson 9

Michigan 9

Oklahoma State 9

Virginia Tech 9

Miami [Fla] 8½u -120

Stanford 8½u -130

Auburn 8

Georgia 8

Oregon 8

Florida 8u -120

Washington State 7½o -125

NC State 7½o -120

Pittsburgh 7½ -120

Texas 7½u -120

Colorado 7½u -125

Kansas State 7½u -125

Tennessee 7½u -130

TCU 7o -125

West Virginia 7o -120

Arkansas 7

North Carolina 7

Northwestern 7

Texas A&M 7

Missouri 6½o -120

Utah 6½o -120

Georgia Tech 6½

Iowa 6½u -120

Michigan State 6½u -130

UCLA 6o -135

Kentucky 6o -130

Nebraska 6o -125

Texas Tech 6u -120

Arizona 5½

Duke 5½

Indiana 5½

Mississippi State 5½

South Carolina 5½u -125

> Juice -115 unless noted

 

After Looking at Northwestern’s Schedule ...

The Wildcats and beloved 11th-year Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald have a brutal slat this coming season with no perceived Chill Period until the L3 games in November. Northwestern (7-6 SU, 8-5 ATS in 2016) opens with Nevada (5-7) in Evanston in a Week 1 game they should win, travels to Durham to face Duke (4-8) in a Week 2 winnable game, then welcomes Bowling Green (4-8) to Ryan Field in Week 3 in what could be a huge game for this team’s Future bets. Then it gets tough with Big Ten play starting: at Wisconsin, vs. Penn State, at Maryland, vs. Iowa, vs. Michigan State and at Nebraska before those aforementioned final three vs. Purdue and Minnesota at Home, and then at Illinois in Champaign in the finale on Nov. 25. So the Cats could win the first three, lose six straight and then win the final three although the Golden Gophers (9-4) have improved and Northwestern can probably beat Maryland (6-7). Getting to 7 looks difficult for the Wildcats and a push is very possible.

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