DWTS Season 11 – The Odds on Favorite to Win (Again)

John posted these rankings for season 10 at about the same time, so I thought I would post them again (source: SportsBookGurus). They’re kinda odd. Derek, I understand, since he just won. What I don’t get is why Mark is hanging on in the third spot, tied with Julianne and ahead of Maks and Cheryl. He has two wins (with Olympians), but he also went out first last season. Weird. I guess in the absence of a partner, this is a ranking of popularity and star power, like John said last season.  If THAT is the case, I’m still not sure I agree. I think I would put Cheryl higher than Maks and Mark.

Option     Win Odds
Derek Hough     +600
Julianne Hough     +650
Mark Ballas     +650
Maksim Chmerkovskiy     +750
Cheryl Burke     +800
Chelsie Hightower     +900
Lacey Schwimmer     +1000
Dmitry Chaplin     +1200
Kym Johnson     +1400
Alec Mazo     +1600
Anna Trebunskaya     +1600
Edyta Sliwinska     +1600
Karina Smirnoff     +1600
Damien Whitewood     +2500
Louis van Amstel     +2800
Tony Dovolani     +2800
Anna Demidova     +3000
Jonathan Roberts     +3000
Ashly DelGrosso     +3500
Elena Grinenko     +5000
Fabian Sanchez     +5000
Inna Brayer     +5000
Jesse DeSoto     +5000
Andrea Hale     +6600
Brian Fortuna     +6600
Charlotte Jorgensen     +6600
Nick Kosovich     +8000
Corky Ballas     +10000