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Conference meetings are incredibly important, but the oft-mundane process of evolving the rules and regulations in college sports can be a little dry, particularly when there’s less than 100 days until the start of the college football season.

If you want to know what’s at stake in the spring meetings this week, Jon Solomon has you covered on the SEC and Dennis Dodd has a preview for the Big 12. If you want to balance those heavy topics with something a little lighter, look no further than our first full batch of win totals for the 2016 season, coming to us via VegasInsider.

These odds and prices are sure to shift over the next three months but it’s a great starting point for previewing the season according to one sports book’s expectations. The book set the betting line at 76 teams to win at least six games in the 2016 season. However, there are 80 bowl spots needed to fill.

For those uninitiated on “prices,” minus-odds of -120 mean you’d have to wager $120 to win $100 and plus-odds (+120) means wagering $100 would win you $120.

SEC

The fact that LSU is entering 2016 with SEC title expectations less than a year after nearly firing Les Miles makes Baton Rouge the site of the most intrigue in the conference heading into the fall. Tennessee’s hype train is in “now or never” mode, leading all SEC East teams with a win total of 9.5. The disparity between the two divisions is also on display here with four SEC East teams at the bottom of the list with win totals below six.

Chip’s pick: Georgia OVER 8.5 (-110)

Team Win Total Prices
Alabama 10 Over +100 Under -120
LSU 10 Over +100 Under -120
Tennessee 9.5 Over +105 Under -125
Georgia 8.5 Over -110 Under -110
Ole Miss 8.5 Over +100 Under -120
Arkansas 7.5 Over -120 Under +100
Florida 7.5 Over -125 Under +105
Auburn 6.5 Over -110 Under -110
Mississippi State 6.5 Over -120 Under +100
Texas A&M 6 Over -120 Under +100
Missouri 5.5 Over -110 Under -110
Kentucky 5 Over -110 Under -110
South Carolina 5 Over -110 Under -110
Vanderbilt 5 Over -110 Under -110

Big Ten

Ohio State and Michigan State helped change the Big Ten’s national reputation over the last three seasons, and now Michigan might need to lead the charge in what is expected to be a down year (or at least a step back in the win column) for the Buckeyes and Spartans. The Wolverines are expected to be good, but Jim Harbaugh’s bunch might also benefit from a season where the Big Ten is expected to have a crowded middle but few title contenders.

Chip’s pick: Wisconsin UNDER 7 (-110)

Team Win Total Prices
Michigan 10 Over -110 Under -110
Ohio State 9.5 Over +105 Under -125
Iowa 8.5 Over -110 Under -110
Nebraska 8.5 Over -110 Under -110
Michigan State 7.5 Over -130 Under +110
Wisconsin 7 Over -110 Under -110
Northwestern 6.5 Over -120 Under +100
Penn State 6.5 Over -110 Under -110
Minnesota 6 Over -110 Under -110
Illinois 4.5 Over -110 Under -110
Indiana 4.5 Over -110 Under -110
Maryland 4.5 Over +110 Under -130
Purdue 4.5 Over -110 Under -110
Rutgers 4.5 Over -125 Under +105

ACC

The top of the league is predictable, has two national title contenders (Clemson favored more than Florida State in both win totals and prices) and will dominate the conversation. But behind Louisville and North Carolina there is a huge collection of teams that could each replace each other in the pecking order by the end of the year. With seven teams (half the conference) locked in with a win total between 5.5 and 7 Las Vegas is showing no confidence in the order of the ACC’s middle pack.

Chip’s pick: Pittsburgh OVER 7 (+100)

Team Win Total Prices
Clemson 10.5 Over -110 Under -110
Florida State 9.5 Over +100 Under -120
Louisville 9 Over +110 Under -130
North Carolina 8.5 Over -125 Under +105
Pittsburgh 7 Over +100 Under -120
Boston College 6.5 Over -110 Under -110
Georgia Tech 6.5 Over +100 Under -120
Miami 6.5 Over -125 Under +105
Virginia Tech 6.5 Over -130 Under +110
NC State 6 Over -110 Under -110
Duke 5.5 Over -110 Under -110
Wake Forest 5.5 Over +110 Under -130
Virginia 4.5 Over -130 Under +110
Syracuse 4 Over -110 Under -110

Big 12

First thing’s first: we expect the Baylor total (and prices) to drop given the dismissal of Art Briles and the ongoing fallout in Waco. Still, given the talent in a place and a coaching staff that will now be led by Jim Grobe I don’t think we see it fall below 8.5. TCU’s number seems low to me but it’s not my pick given the price (-125). The Horned Frogs should be considered a likely candidate to move up if Baylor drops, along with Oklahoma State, to contend with the Sooners for the league title.

Chip’s pick: Texas Tech OVER 7 (-110)

Pac-12

I’m all on board for the Chris Petersen Power Five arrival season, but it still looks odd to see Washington listed as the team expected to win the most games in the Pac-12 next season. The Huskies (7-6 a year ago) have rising stars in quarterback Jake Browning and running back Myles Gaskin and should be solid on defense. Apparently that’s enough in 2016 given the steps back projected for Stanford and Oregon.

Chip’s pick: USC OVER 7.5 (+100)

Team Win Total Prices
Washington 9 Over -110 Under -110
Stanford 8.5 Over +100 Under -120
UCLA 8.5 Over +100 Under -120
Oregon 8 Over -110 Under -110
USC 7.5 Over +100 Under -120
Utah 7.5 Over +100 Under -120
Washington State 7.5 Over -110 Under -110
Arizona 6 Over -110 Under -110
Arizona State 5 Over -120 Under +100
Colorado 4.5 Over -110 Under -110
California 4 Over -120 Under +100
Oregon State 3.5 Over -110 Under -110

American Athletic Conference

Team Win Total Prices
Houston 9.5 Over -135 Under +115
USF 8.5 Over -110 Under -110
Temple 8.5 Over -120 Under +100
Cincinnati 6.5 Over -130 Under +110
Memphis 6.5 Over -110 Under -110
Navy 6.5 Over -110 Under -110
Tulsa 6.5 Over -120 Under +100
ECU 5.5 Over +105 Under-125
UCF 5 Over -110 Under -110
UConn 5 Over +100 Under -120
SMU 3.5 Over -120 Under +100
Tulane 3.5 Over -110 Under -110

Conference USA

Team Win Total Prices
Marshall 8.5 Over -125 Under +105
Western Kentucky 8.5 Over +110 Under -130
Southern Miss 8 Over -110 Under -110
Louisiana Tech 7.5 Over -110 Under -110
Middle Tennessee State 7.5 Over -110 Under -110
FIU 6.5 Over -110 Under -110
Rice 6 Over +100 Under -120
ODU 5 Over +100 Under -120
UTEP 5 Over -110 Under -110
FAU 4.5 Over -110 Under -110
UTSA 4 Over -110 Under -110
Charlotte 2.5 Over -120 Under +100
North Texas 2 Over -110 Under -110

Independents

MAC

Team Win Total Prices
Northern Illinois 8.5 Over -120 Under +100
Western Michigan 8.5 Over +100 Under -120
Ohio 7.5 Over +100 Under -120
Bowling Green 7 Over -110 Under -110
Central Michigan 7 Over -120 Under +100
Toledo 6.5 Over -110 Under -110
Buffalo 5.5 Over -110 Under -110
Akron 5 Over -110 Under -110
Ball State 4.5 Over -110 Under -110
Kent State 4.5 Over -120 Under +100
Miami (Ohio) 3.5 Over +100 Under -120
Eastern Michigan 3 Over -110 Under -110

Mountain West

Team Win Total Prices
Boise State 10.5 Over -110 Under -110
San Diego State 8.5 Over -130 Under +110
Air Force 8 Over -110 Under -110
New Mexico 7 Over -120 Under +100
Nevada 6.5 Over -120 Under +100
Utah State 6.5 Over -130 Under +110
Colorado State 5.5 Over -110 Under -110
UNLV 5.5 Over -110 Under -110
San Jose State 5 Over -110 Under -110
Fresno State 3.5 Over -125 Under +105
Wyoming 3.5 Over -110 Under -110
Hawaii 2.5 Over -120 Under +100

Sun Belt

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LSU’s win total is set at 10, the same as Alabama.
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