. A name once synonymous with college excellence and USC
(winners of their first 2010 game over Hawaii), is now a shameful reminder of how the Trojans are out of the BCS
picture for a couple of seasons. It was found that Bush and USC violated NCAA rules and we all know seemingly how pure those guys want to keep their product.
So who will be next? Did the Bush saga scare every other program straight in college football? Probably not. There will always be that arrogant agent or player or coach who thinks he can circumvent the rules.
Which football program will next be found in serious violation of NCAA rules?
Florida odds: 25/1
Florida State odds: 25/1
Miami odds: 15/1
Notre Dame odds: 15/1
Michigan odds: 15/1
Nebraska odds: 25/1
Auburn odds: 20/1
Ohio State odds: 20/1
Virginia Tech odds: 30/1
Penn State odds: 40/1
Boise State odds: 20/1
Tennessee odds: 30/1
Brigham Young odds: 250/1
“When sizing up the violators, you have to go on motive,” explains Steve Ricci, SBR Forum Oddsmaker. “Teams that have underachieved in recent years are more likely to push the boundaries and commit NCAA infractions”
As a result, Ricci likes the so-called squeaky clean Notre Dame
and the tradition-laden Michigan
as possible schools to overstep NCAA protocol.
By virtue of its troubled past, the Miami Hurricanes
HAVE to be high on the list of potential schools to next get sanctioned.
Surprisingly, Ricci left the Florida State Seminoles, a team all too familiar with problem players, in the middle of the pack for these odds. At 25/1, they might be considered good NCAA betting value
in this instance.
Just for fun, Ricci decided to list the BYU Cougars
for curiosity sake. At 250/1, not even the most staunch college football futures
gambler would take a flier on this school.
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