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UCLA tops USC in early odds of making first college football playoff
UCLA tops USC in early odds of making first college football playoff

UCLA football's odds of getting into the national title game have historically been, well, Hail Mary. The Bruins' only title claim was the coaches' share of the 1954 crown under coach Red Sanders. UCLA more recently flirted with an appearance in the first Bowl Championship Series title game in 1998. A December heartbreak loss at Miami that year cost the Bruins a chance to play Tennessee for the national title in the Fiesta Bowl. Happier days may be here again. The Las Vegas sports book BovadaLV has given the Bruins 12-5 odds next year of making the first four-team playoff in college football. Not too shabby when you consider California Chrome was 5-2 to win the...

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