With Michigan crowned as national champions earlier this month, one might think college football is now in its off-season and out of mind.
Not so fast, my friends.
From the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) announcing its 2024 season schedules Wednesday to the daily musings of the tranfer portal to another National Letter of Intent (NLI) period starting Feb. 7, college football is now a 12-month season. Fans even know when "NCAA Football 24" will be released by EA Sports (sometime this summer, no specific date has been announced). This year’s edition is special as this will be the first to introduce the names and appearances of college players and will be the first college football game released by EA in 11 years.
Utilizing Google Trends, BetKentucky.com took a slight detour from Kentucky sports betting and analyzed the states searching “NCAA Football 24” over the past 30 days. We finalized the Top 10 states based on the most search volume in those states of the term. Here are the states that are on the edge of their seats:
States Most Excited for NCAA Football 24
ESPN BET Kentucky lists Georgia as the national championship favorite at +360. Ohio State is second at +450, and Texas is third at +850.
Kentucky Looking Forward to New Game
Sure, the Bluegrass State is waiting for the first Saturday in May — and placing wagers on those Kentucky Derby odds — but Kentuckians' anticipation for the game's release ranks high, placing No. 5 with an interest level of 56, four behind college football-crazed Alabama. Topping the list is neighbor West Virginia with the ranking's only three-digit score of 100.
What possible Wildcats will be in the game? It is believed all current players will be in the game, so quarterback Devin Leary (2,746 yards passings with 25 TDs) and running back De’Mahn Davis (1,129 rush yards, 21 total TDs) should be highlighted.
Coach Mark Stoops, who just completed his 11th season in Lexington, will be featured, but what about players over the past 10 years that couldn't fulfill their dream of being in a video game? With that said, perhaps wide receiver Lynn Bowden (2017-19), linebacker Josh Allen (2015-18) and running back Benny Snell (2016-18) to name a few will make the squad.
We shall see soon. And another college football season will be here before you know it, one in which Kentucky sports betting apps list the Wildcats as +25000 to win the national title.