Bookies pegged the Louisville Cardinals as the favorites to win the Big East Conference title this season as college football's regular-season schedule prepares to get underway.
For this season Louisville is listed as the 2/1 favorite on the college football odds to win the Big East. The Cardinals finished first in the 2012 Big East Preseason Poll, getting 24 of the 28 first-place votes.
Finishing second in that poll with the other four first-place votes was South Florida, which is at 7/2 odds to win the Big East this season. The Bulls will be looking to rebound from last year's 5-7 campaign in which they won only one of seven games against Big East teams.
Rutgers and Cincinnati finished third and fourth in that poll, and they're at 11/2 and 4/1 odds, respectively, to win the Big East this season, followed by Pittsburgh at 13/2. The Scarlet Knights went 4-3 in the Big East and 9-4 overall last season, while the Panthers were 4-3 in the Big East but just 6-7 overall.
On the overall BCS Championship odds at Bovada you have to scroll down a long way to find the first Big East teams, with both Louisville and Cincinnati pegged at 300/1 odds to claim the national title this season. South Florida is at 350/1, with Pittsburgh at 500/1.