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USC Off the Board for National Championship Odds; Buck Allen Out Too

Vegas has thrown in the towel.

Buck Allen's Heisman hopes were tackled by Utah.
Buck Allen's Heisman hopes were tackled by Utah.
Gene Sweeney Jr.

Following USC's 24-21 loss at Utah on Saturday, Vegas no longer thinks the Trojans can win the college football national championship. USC's odds to win the national championship were taken off the board after having steadily remained at 75/1 for the last two weeks.

Oregon saw its odds continue to rise, increasing from 15/2 to 7/1 after defeating Cal, 59-41 on Friday. UCLA held steady at 75/1 after being taken to overtime by lowly Colorado. Pac-12 South frontrunners, the Arizona State Sun Devils saw their odds grow from 100/1 to 75/1 after a win on the road at Washington. The same thing happened for the Arizona Wildcats after they stomped Washington State

Utah jumped onto the board thanks to its win over USC. The Utes jumped into the Pac-12 South cluster at 75/1 odds. USC's cross-country rival, Notre Dame, rose from 25/1 to 18/1 thanks to LSU beating Ole Miss, who had been ahead of the Irish in the polls.

The Trojans also saw their odds in the Heisman drop off the board as Buck Allen was removed. Allen rushed for 101 yards on 27 carries and had three catches for 26 yards, but he did not get into the end zone. Allen remains one of only a handful of players in the country with 100+ yards from scrimmage in every game this season, but his Heisman Trophy odds dropped off the board from 50/1. The Heisman Trophy odds currently on the Bovada (www.Bovada.lv, Twitter: @BovadaLV) now only has 12 players remaining.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota increased his advantage at the top of the leaderboard in the best odds category following the win over Cal. He went from being a 3/2 favorite last week to being 4/5 while his two closest competitors both slipped.

Here are the latest odds courtesy of Bovada (second number is current line, first number is last week's line):

Top 8 Heisman Candidates

Player Pos. Team 10/21 Current
Marcus Mariota QB Oregon 3/2 4/5
Dak Prescott QB Mississippi State 9/4 3/1
Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin 6/1 8/1
Ameer Abdullah RB Nebrasksa 20/1 14/1
Amari Cooper WR Alabama 18/1 16/1
Everett Golson QB Notre Dame 18/1 18/1
Trevone Boykin QB TCU OFF 20/1
Nick Marshall QB Auburn 20/1 22/1