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The NCAA season kicks off in the early hours of Friday and William Hill make Oklahoma Sooners the 4/1 favourites to win this year's BCS National Championship. The Alabama Crimson Tide have been on a hard summer recruitment drive and look like solid 5/1 second favourites. Boise State are the 10/1 third favourites and are followed by Florida State, LSU and last year's losing finalists, Oregon at 14/1.
Last year's runner up, Andrew Luck (Stanford) is the 11/4 favourite to go one better this year and secure the Heisman Trophy. Michigan's Denard Robinson is 6/1 with Marcus Lattimore (South Carolina) the same price.
"The NFL is the fastest growing betting market in the UK and because of this, NCAA football is also growing in popularity we fully expect this to be reflected in this year's turnover," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
BCS Championship Outright: 4/1 Oklahoma Sooners; 5/1 Alabama Crimson Tide; 10/1 Boise State Broncos; 14/1 Florida State Seminoles; 14/1 LSU Tigers; 14/1 Oregon Ducks; 18/1 Stanford Cardinal; 20/1 Wisconsin Badgers; 25/1 Arkansas Razorbacks; 25/1 Florida Gators; 25/1 Nebraska Cornhuskers; 25/1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish; 25/1 Ohio State Buckeyes; 25/1 Texas Longhorns; 28/1 Penn State Nittany Lions; 28/1 South Carolina Gamecocks; 28/1 TCU Horned Frogs; 33/1 BAR
Heisman Trophy Winner: 11/4 Andrew Luck; 6/1 Denard Robinson; 6/1 Marcus Lattimore; 7/1 LaMichael James; 15/2 Landry Jones; 10/1 Trent Richardson; 12/1 Justin Blackmon; 14/1 Ryan Broyles; 20/1 Robert Griffin III ;20/1 Chris Polk; 22/1 BAR
4/1 North Texas Mean Green; 1/6 FIU Golden Panthers
11/5 Wake Forest Demon Deacons; 5/13 Syracuse Orange
1/100 Mississippi State Bulldogs; 18/1 Memphis Tigers
28/1 UNLV Rebels; 1/250 Wisconsin Badgers
12/5 Bowling Green Falcons; 5/14 Idaho Vandals
1/14 Kentucky Wildcats; 8/1 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
5/13 TCU Horned Frogs; 11/5 Baylor Bears