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Prescott Heisman Favorite, Bulldogs Second Most Likely to Win National Championship

After reaching the halfway point at 6-0 with wins over top-ten teams, odds makers have warmed to Mississippi State and Dak Prescott.

Kevin C. Cox

Mississippi State knocked off then No.2 Auburn to claim their third consecutive win over a top-ten team, and in the process, the Bulldogs snagged the No. 1 ranking from Florida State in the AP and Coaches Polls.  However, they did not quite snag the spot as betting favorites to win the national championship as the Seminoles still hold that spot, but the Bulldogs' quarterback, Dak Prescott, is now the odds on favorite to win the Heisman according to Bovada.

The Bulldogs, who opened the season as a long shot to win the national title at 150/1, are now positioned at 7/1 to win the national championship.  Florida State remains the favorite at 6/1.  Ole Miss and Michigan State trail the Bulldogs at 15/2, while Auburn, the team Mississippi State defeated stands at 12/1.

Currently, only 22 teams remain on the board as far as odds for the national championship with Iowa having the worst odds at 200/1.

In the Heisman race, Prescott has moved to a 9/4 favorite after being listed at 2/1 last week.  Oregon signal caller Marcus Mariota stands at 3/1.  Bryce Petty , Everett Golson and Melvin Gordon stand at a group in third place at 11/2.  Bo Wallace, Jameis Winston and Nick Marshall stand at 20/1.

Only 15 players remain on the betting board for college football's top award.

The Bulldogs return to action on Oct. 25 for a road game at Commonwealth Stadium against the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington.