Best Early 2016 College Football Season Win Total Bets
In most sports, success is generally measured in championships, but things are a little different in college football. Realistically, there really are only a handful of teams who have a legitimate shot at winning the whole thing, which means that the majority of programs are looking at total wins and bowl games. For those teams, that is the measure of a successful season. One of the more intriguing NCAA football odds comes when trying to wager on how many games a team will win in the coming season. The magic number for the sport is probably considered to be 10, as that generally means you have a shot at being in your conference title game, and having a shot at a great bowl game. Let’s take a look at some teams that have a legitimate shot at hitting that 10-win mark, whilst skipping the obvious online betting favorites such as Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, etc.
Our Best Early 2016 College Football Season Win Total Bets
There have been some big changes made to the Baylor program in recent months, but the one thing that will remain consistent is that this team will continue to be a legitimate offensive threat. This team can chuck it all over the field, or run it down your throat with three great RB’s. Baylor has reached 10 wins in 4 of the last 5 seasons, and it would not be a stretch to see them do it again.
Florida State Seminoles
This is another team that routinely hits the double digit win mark, regardless of their schedule or depth of talent. With Jimbo Fisher at the helm, the Seminoles has won 10 or more games in 6 of the last 7 seasons. They hit that number last year in spite of the fact that they were considered to be a program in rebuilding mode.
Tom Herman took his team to a 13-1 record in his first season as head coach last year, and with no less than 11 starters returning to the fold, the expectation is that he will reach or get very close to that number again this year. Their biggest challenges on the schedule are Oklahoma and Louisville, but the Cougars will be facing both of those teams at home.
The success of a team in college football very often depends on the number of starters thy are bringing back, especially after having a great season. The Hawkeyes went 12-2 last year, and are retuning 12 of the starters who put together that great season. 10 wins shouldn’t really be a stretch for this group.
While there are a lot of question marks with this team, it’s worth remembering that they made a habit of hitting 10 wins per year in the Mark Richt era. Richt has now move on to Miami, and has been replaced by Kirby Smart, who had a ton of success as the defensive coordinator at Alabama. This is going to be a meaner, grittier Dawgs team, and if Jacob Eason can perform as expected at the QB role, 10 wins should be an attainable number.