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Oddsmaker: LSU would be fave over USC

Coaches and oddsmakers are on the same page – there’s LSU, Alabama, and USC, and then everyone else. However, there is some disagreement in terms of what order those teams rank.

LSU edged No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 USC for top spot in the USA Today Coaches' Poll released Thursday, although both the Crimson Tide (20) and Trojans (19) received more first-place votes than the Tigers (18).
Some sportsbooks have LSU favored to win the BCS National Championship, while others like Bovada and 5Dimes have the Trojans as the favorites. The Tigers began as BCS favorites at most shops, but bettors have jumped on USC and moved the Trojans into the top spot.
Still, Las Vegas oddsmaker Pete Korner of the Sports Club said he’d make LSU around a “4-to-6-point” favorite over USC in a mythical Week 1 matchup on a neutral field, although his power rankings suggest the Tigers are closer to "two touchdowns better" than the Trojans.
LSU is currently a 3-point favorite for its Nov. 3 home game against Alabama. 
The Crimson Tide are the third team in the top tier and sit around 6/1 to win the BCS title. No other team’s odds are in the single digits.
The top 5 teams in Coaches' Poll went a combined 41-23-1 against the spread last season.
1. LSU (18)
2. Alabama (20)
3. Southern Cal (19)
4. Oklahoma (1)
5. Oregon 
6. Georgia
7. Florida State (1)
8. Michigan
9. South Carolina
10. Arkansas
11. West Virginia
12. Wisconsin
13. Michigan State
14. Clemson
15. Texas
16. Nebraska
17. TCU
18. Stanford
19. Oklahoma State
20. Virginia Tech
21. Kansas State
22. Boise State
23. Florida
24. Notre Dame
25. Auburn
WEEK 1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL ODDS & ENDS
Big Line Moves
South Carolina (-6.5, 47) @ Vanderbilt: The Gamecocks began as 10.5-point favorites at Vanderbilt at 5Dimes, but the number has shrunk all the way down to 6.5. The status of South Carolina star running back Marcus Lattimore is a major concern. Lattimore is returning from knee surgery that cost him half of last season. Lattimore is reportedly on track to participate in preseason camp, but isn’t expected to be at full strength.
Michigan vs. Alabama (-11.5, 42): 5Dimes actually opened the Crimson Tide as only 7.5-point favorites over the Wolverines way back in January. The line climbed all the way to Alabama -15.5, but has been coming back down and appears to have settled at 11.5.
Totals
The largest total in Week 1 is 65 in the Hawaii-USC game. 
The smallest total in Week 1 is 40 in the Kentucky-Louisville game.
 

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