Hat tip to @Kcross32us on twitter for finding this and bring it to my attention today. Phil Steele released his opening odds to win the 2016 College Football National Championship for the coming season and, well, take a look:
|San Diego St||1000-1|
Yes, Purdue is missing. That means we have worse than a 1000-1 shot of winning the CFB playoff. It is not so much that Purdue is missing entirely, it is who DID get mentioned as having odds:
Wake Forest - They were 3-9 last year and 1-7 in the ACC. They have 10 wins in three seasons.
Boston College - They were 3-9 as well and went 0-8 in the ACC, but they played Notre Dame close? they, along with Oregon State and Kansas, were the only teams winless in Power 5 conference play.
Colorado - The Buffs were 4-9, 1-8 in the Pac-12, and like Purdue have just two conference wins in three years, but hey, 1000-1!
Utah State - A 6-7 team from a non-Power 5 conference has better odds than us.
Indiana - We have lost all right to claim superiority over Indiana even before this.