The Pac-12 Conference. In big-time college sports, especially football, it’s like the family that has four boys in six years and the youngest is not and five years later, by accident, as a girl becomes a part of the family as the newest member.
The Pac-12 has not won a national championship in college football since Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush played together in 2004. And even that is not officially recognized anymore because of some improprieties.
Since we have gone to the Final 4 format in the collegiate game, the Pac-12 has been passed over twice and based on the preseason odds, they could very well miss out again. Here is a look at one sportsbooks odds to win the national championship.
NCAA National Champion Odds To Win
Ohio State +750
Penn State +2000
Michigan State +3000
Miami Florida +3500
Florida State +3500
Notre Dame +4000
Here are the Top 16 teams and just Washington makes this group from the Pac-12 and they come in 10th. Only the Big 12 has as few as one in the Top 10 (and the Sooners are at least 6th) and they have two in this contingent.