Found June 25, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
Expectations are high for the defending BCS champion Alabama Crimson Tide in 2013, naturally. Popular sports book 5Dimes has set the bar high as well, putting Alabama down for an over-under of 11.5 wins this season. Considering many expect Alabama to play 14 games with a trip to the SEC Championship Game and a bowl game, that may seem like a safe bet to many. 5Dimes released the win total marks for 18 other programs in addition to Alabama, and Beyond the Bets shared them. Alabama has the highest mark with 11.5 games while four other schools open at 10.5 wins -- Boise State, Louisville, Ohio State and USC. Ohio State is coming off a 12-win season and could be set to play 14 games with a potential Big Ten championship game and bowl game appearance likely. The Broncos could be a pretty safe bet. Boise State won 11 games last season in what some might call a transition year. Not bad for a year of change in Boise. Louisville also could be a safe bet as the preseason favorite in...
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