It’s no secret that the SEC is a fascinating beast. This Saturday, when the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide set out for a conference championship against the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs, fans both casual and hardcore alike, will get a good long look at why the fabled conference routinely pumps out the country’s top college football contenders. Get NCAA odds for the SEC conference championship today.
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With No. 1 honors falling to independent Notre Dame, Alabama and Georgia will be playing for more than a simple conference crown. A victory pushes them into the BCS National Championship game where they can engrave their names in American history.
Heading into the ultimate tilt, it’s Nick Saban’s Tide with the advantage on the college football moneyline. A seven-point spread, coupled with their 4/7 odds on the BCS futures, has oddsmakers thinking twice before doubting the perennial powerhouse at this stage in the game.
Not only did Georgia and Alabama never cross paths during the regular season though, the opponents to whom each lost, never played the other over the course of the year. Preseason favorite Alabama, then, might have a higher profile, but that doesn’t mean their college football odds are guaranteed.
With so much at stake, a conference title and a berth in the country’s most cherished bowl game, the weekend ought to be an intriguing one. Weigh in on college football at its best.
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