Alabama Football: Crimson Tide Favored To Win 2018 National Championship

Another year, another chance at a title for the Alabama football program.

While all teams start the season undefeated and with a chance at the ultimate glory, it doesn’t appear as if college football will be going away from the “Alabama and everybody else” era, anytime soon.

Because according to the latest odds, the Crimson Tide are once again favored to win the national title.

Other notable teams are being given fairly good odds to best Alabama in the last game of the season, though.

Check out the list, via the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook:

TEAM CURRENT ODDS OPENING ODDS
Alabama 7/2 3/1
USC 7/1 8/1
Oklahoma 8/1 8/1
Florida State 8/1 8/1
Ohio State 8/1 8/1
Michigan 12/1 12/1
LSU 15/1 12/1
Clemson 15/1 20/1
Louisville 15/1 10/1
Texas 20/1 20/1
Penn State 20/1 25/1
Auburn 20/1 25/1

It should come as no surprise that Alabama is once again the favorite to win the National Championship. Nick Saban has built a dynasty in Tuscaloosa that doesn’t appear as if it will struggle to reload talent. After continually finishing at or near the top of recruiting class rankings, Saban has proven to be capable of getting the most out of the most talented kids.

USC is being given surprisingly good odds at 7-to-1. It is possible much of this is due to the effectiveness of quarterback Sam Darnold down the stretch and his memorable performance in the Rose Bowl.

Darnold has also received quite a bit of buzz from scouts at the combine while they watch tape on defenders he faced throughout the year.

Meanwhile, Clemson is given a 15-to-1 chance to repeat as champs, the same odds as Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals. The Texas Longhorns top all other teams in the state, but still stand as considerable underdogs at 20-to-1 odds.

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Michael NapolesCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Michael is originally from Miami, FL and is of Cuban descent. He holds BFA from the University of Florida/New World School of the Arts and is also a stand-up comedian based in New York City. Michael is 5'11", but wears elevators in his shoes to make himself 6 feet tall. Twitter: @MichaelNapoles
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