Although we still have the long, hot months of July and August to suffer through before college football at last re-enters our lives, prognosticators are already looking ahead. Las Vegas’ Westgate Casino released its odds for the Power 5 conference championships, which contained a few interesting nuggets in the SEC:

Taking a glance at the favorites doesn’t reveal any surprises — Alabama and Georgia are deservedly at the top, followed by West heavyweights Auburn and Mississippi State. At 18-1, Florida appears to have been given quite a bit of additional respect with Dan Mullen now back in Gainesville, and Missouri at 20-1 is…well, it’s an interesting choice. The Gamecocks share middling 30-1 odds with fierce rival Texas A&M, and then the rest of the conference drops off from there. (Ole Miss isn’t on the list, thanks to its NCAA postseason punishment.


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