Rudy, a military hero with a reputation for straight talk, was an early favorite in the game.
New England was the early favorite, but the real answer comes on the field.
Rolling Stone called the song "fantastic - the early favorite for single of the year."
Ma has emerged as an early favorite in the 2008 presidential race.
Harkin was an early favorite in a small field of five candidates.
But I never saw a draw where so many early favorites came out of the second gate.
Hitchcock, 50, was an early favorite for the Rangers' job.
She is now the early favorite in the upcoming presidential election.
Sofia had been regarded as the early favorite, with Anchorage next.
The Colombian team, an early favorite, is on its way home.