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Best Values in BetOnline.Ag's College Football Conference Title Odds for 2022

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College football's offseason is slowly winding down, but the appearance of conference title odds and win totals is a sign that the actual season isn't too far away. In early May, BetOnline.Ag did exactly that, releasing its odds to win each of the Power 5 conferences. There are plenty of places to find betting value from the odds, including long-shot hopes and teams with realistic chances of winning a conference crown.

As expected, Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama top the list of favorites in their respective conference from the oddsmakers, while the Big 12 (Oklahoma) and Pac-12 (USC) might come as a mild surprise to some.

Where are the best bets and values from the BetOnline.Ag conference title odds for 2022? Athlon Sports takes a look at each of the conferences and examines where to place wagers among the early odds:

Best Values in BetOnline.Ag's College Football Conference Title Odds for 2022

ACC

Clemson 2/3
Miami 5/1
Pittsburgh 9/1
NC State 10/1
North Carolina 11/1
Wake Forest 20/1
Florida State 33/1
Virginia 33/1
Boston College 40/1
Louisville 66/1
Virginia Tech 80/1
Georgia Tech 125/1
Syracuse 150/1
Duke 500/1

Best Values: Clemson is Athlon's very early favorite to win the ACC, but if you are looking to wager on the conference winner, NC State (10/1) or Wake Forest (20/1) are good bets. The Demon Deacons won the Atlantic Division and return quarterback Sam Hartman and one of the best receiving corps in the nation. The Wolfpack bring back 17 starters, including rising star quarterback Devin Leary and nearly everyone on defense. NC State has to go to Clemson, but coach Dave Doeren's team won last year's matchup in Raleigh. 

Big 12

Oklahoma 7/4
Texas 2/1
Oklahoma State 5/1
Baylor 15/2
Iowa State 12/1
TCU 14/1
Texas Tech 40/1
West Virginia 40/1
Kansas State 50/1
Kansas 300/1

Best Values: The defending Big 12 champs (Baylor) is a 15/2 favorite and it should be a lot higher within the conference. Yes, the Bears lost running back Abram Smith and a handful of key defenders, but the other contenders in the conference are losing just as much, if not more. At first glance, Texas at 2/1 might seem high. However, the Longhorns have bolstered the supporting cast around Quinn Ewers at quarterback, and the second year under the defensive staff should bring some improvement. Talent isn't the issue in Austin - can coach Steve Sarkisian get this roster on track? If you want a deep, low-risk sleeper, take a chance on Kansas State at 50/1. The combination of quarterback Adrian Martinez and running back Deuce Vaughn will be a handful for defenses, and the Wildcats should be strong on both sides of the ball along the line of scrimmage.

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Big Ten

Ohio State 1/2
Wisconsin 10/1
Michigan 11/1
Penn State 12/1
Nebraska 14/1
Iowa 20/1
Michigan State 25/1
Purdue 25/1
Minnesota 28/1
Indiana 33/1
Illinois 100/1
Maryland 100/1
Northwestern 150/1
Rutgers 200/1

Best Values: Not a ton here. Ohio State is a heavy favorite to win the Big Ten, and the list of potential challengers in this conference is small. Michigan (11/1) would likely have to knock off the Buckeyes in Columbus to get to the conference title game and question marks remain about a retooled defense. Outside of the Wolverines, Purdue (25/1) is an intriguing long-shot bet. The Boilermakers return one of the Big Ten's top quarterbacks (Aidan O'Connell) and face a favorable slate (no Ohio State, Michigan or Michigan State) in crossover play. Iowa (20/1) is another pick to consider. The Hawkeyes feature one of the Big Ten's top defenses but need to bolster an offense that averaged only 4.5 yards per play in conference games.

Pac-12

USC 2/1
Oregon 11/5
Utah 5/1
Arizona State 17/2
UCLA 17/2
Washington 11/1
Washington State 33/1
Oregon State 40/1
California 66/1
Stanford 80/1
Colorado 200/1
Arizona 500/1

Best Values: USC will improve under new coach Lincoln Riley, but we like Utah (5/1) as the best value. Led by a standout defense and quarterback Cameron Rising, the Utes are Athlon's very early favorite to win the Pac-12. Oregon (11/5) has a new coach (Dan Lanning), but the path is favorable to a North Division title without a clear contender outside of Eugene. Also, the Ducks return one of the nation's top offensive lines to protect new quarterback Bo Nix, while Lanning's impact should be felt on defense. The winner of the Pac-12 is likely to come from one of the USC, Utah or Oregon trio. If you are looking for long-shot plays, take a look at UCLA (17/2) or Oregon State (40/1).

SEC

Alabama 1/1 
Georgia 5/4
Texas A&M 11/1
Florida 33/1
Ole Miss 33/1
Kentucky 40/1
Tennessee 40/1
LSU 50/1
Arkansas 66/1
Auburn 66/1
South Carolina 100/1
Mississippi State 200/1
Missouri 400/1
Vanderbilt 500/1

Best Values: Alabama and Georgia seem to be on a collision course to meet in Atlanta for the SEC title once again. Also, eight of the last 10 titles in the SEC went to Athens or Tuscaloosa. It's hard to find a ton of value outside of those two teams, but Texas A&M (11/1) and Tennessee (40/1) are the best long-shot bets.

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