Even though the BCS Championship matchup has not been announced, Florida State opened as a seven-point favorite over Auburn by the Las Vegas Hilton on Sunday.
Florida State (13-0) and Auburn (12-1) are the top-ranked teams in both major polls and are expected to be announced as the championship game opponents. The official announcement comes Sunday night.
The Seminoles, No. 1 in the BCS Standings last week, won the ACC title Saturday with a victory over Duke. The Tigers were third in the BCS but beat Missouri for the SEC title and No. 2 Ohio State lost the Big Ten championship to Michigan State.
While Florida State opened as favored by a touchdown, Pregame.com reported that one offshore oddsmaker moved the line to 9.5 and others at 8- and 8.5-point spreads.