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2017 College Football Playoff: Bovada gives WSU 200-to-1 odds to win it all

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Should we take the glass half-empty or glass half-full approach?

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It’s August 10 and in a month the Washington State Cougars will be going against the Boise State Broncos on the Smurf Turf in one of the more marquee matchups in the 2016 season. A win against Boise State could strengthen WSU’s argument that they’re a legitimate contender to win the Pac-12 and earn a College Football Playoff berth, right?

Still, it's a longshot.

Per Bovada online sportsbook, the Cougars are given just 200-to-1 odds to win the 2016 College Football Playoffs national championship. After the 2016 title game ended, WSU was listed at 66-to-1 and just a month later that number grew to 100-to-1.

Stanford, where David Shaw hasn’t named a starting quarterback (Keller Chryst vs. Ryan Burns), carries the best odds of the Pac-12 teams at 25-to-1, followed by Oregon, USC, Washington, UCLA, Utah, ASU, WSU, and Arizona.

Being an underdog is nothing new for Washington State and at 200-to-1, it might be worth putting down some money for the Cougs, in terms of value. A $10 bet for Washington State could result in a $2,010 payout, which is exactly how much money I placed on the Cougars when I was at the Palazzo Sports Book in Las Vegas just two weeks ago.

No, seriously.

Go Cougs.