So what is the early verdict on the 2014 college football season from those who take more than a casual interest in such things -- as in the Vegas sorts? Glad you asked.
We checked out some early "odds" and ends from a Pac-12 perspective.
First week betting lines (obviously not all games are included).
UNLV at Arizona (-25.5)
Colorado State (pick 'em) at Colorado (in Denver)
Washington (-21.5) at Hawaii
Odds to win 2014-2015 BCS National Championship (from 5 Dimes, unless otherwise noted)
Arizona State 75-1
California 500-1 (Bovada)
Oregon State 300-1
Washington State 300-1
Odds to win the Heisman Trophy from Bovada (23 total players were listed)
Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA: 14-1
Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State: 28-1
Taylor Kelly, QB, Arizona State: 28-1
Myles Jack, LB-RB, UCLA: 33-1