The college football offseason just now recently passed the midway point from the College Football Playoff championship game to the season opener against Cal and Hawaii in Australia.
The gambling service 5Dimes threw everyone some crumbs recently by announcing some very, very early Week 1 odds, and it just happens to include a pair of Mountain West games.
The early oddsmakers are not so kind to either Colorado State or Hawaii. The Rams opening up the 2016 season in Denver against rival Colorado and 5Dimes gives the Buffalos a five-point edge. That seems accurate as these two teams have split the previous four meetings, and Colorado winning 10 of 16 since the turn of the century.
Hawaii on the other hand is getting zero respect in their opener against Cal -- which those who do not know is being played in Sydney, Australia -- is a massive 22-point underdog.
Yes, the Warriors have not been a very good team the past few years and they have a new head coach in former Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich.
However, Cal lost quarterback Jared Goff to the NFL as the first overall pick and Tony Franklin up and left as offensive coordinator to take the same position at Middle Tennessee State. The Bears are not in as stable of a position to be considered over a three-touchdown favorite.