The online sports book 5dimes has released their NCAA football odds for the 2013 season, with Maryland in the middle of the pack of teams vying for the ACC championship. The Terps were given 50-1 odds to win the conference title game in December, a feat they haven’t accomplished since 2001. Last year, 5dimes had Maryland with the second lowest odds in the conference, ahead of only Duke.
Atlantic division foes Clemson and Florida State, who both posted 7-1 conference records and lopsided November wins over Maryland in 2012, are tied as the favorites. Duke and Wake Forest are down in the basement as the long shots.
The Demon Deacons are coming off a 5-7 season in which they lost all of their last 3 games by more than 30 points. Their 125-1 odds of winning a conference championship are tied with Hawaii of the Mountain West Conference as the worst in the country .
Newcomers Pitt and Syracuse were both expected to provide stiffer competition on the basketball court than on the field, and the odds reflect that. Pitt, in the less-stacked Coastal Division, is ranked one spot ahead of the Terrapins with 25-1 odds. The Orange are in a three-way tie with NC State and Boston College, right behind Maryland and the Virginia Cavaliers.
Looking ahead, Maryland will face the two favorites in the B1G during their inaugural season next fall. Ohio State is on top as the clear favorite, with Michigan in second.
See all the odds for conference and divisional championships below, courtesy of 5dimes.