Ohio State remains heavily favored to repeat

The Ohio State Buckeyes are set to begin their national championship defense on Monday, Sept. 7 against the Virginia Tech Hokies in Blacksburg. ESPN’s College GameDay will be on the scene for the big matchup that starts off Urban Meyer’s latest run as Buckeyes head coach and it is the first step in what is expected to be a reap title run.

The fine folks at Bovada.lv have released their first set of national championship odds for the upcoming college football season and Ohio State is once again heavily favored to hoist the College Football Playoff trophy.

Alabama and TCU are next in line.

The two remaining teams that made last year’s playoff — the Oregon Ducks and Florida State Seminoles — come in with 22-to-1 and 25-to-1 odds, respectively.

The full list from Bovada can be seen below.

Ohio State 11/4
Alabama 7/1
TCU 7/1
Auburn 9/1
USC 16/1
Baylor 20/1
Michigan State 20/1
Notre Dame 20/1
Clemson 22/1
Oregon 22/1
Florida State 25/1
Georgia 28/1
LSU 28/1
Oklahoma 28/1
Stanford 33/1
UCLA 40/1
Arkansas 50/1
Michigan 50/1
Mississippi 50/1
Tennessee 50/1
Texas A&M 50/1
Georgia Tech 75/1
Arizona State 100/1
Florida 100/1
Kansas State 100/1
Mississippi State 100/1
Nebraska 100/1
Oklahoma State 100/1
Penn State 100/1
Texas 100/1
Virginia Tech 100/1
Wisconsin 100/1
Arizona 150/1
Boise State 150/1
Louisville 150/1
Miami 150/1
Missouri 150/1
South Carolina 150/1
BYU 250/1
Utah 250/1
North Carolina 300/1
West Virginia 300/1
Boston College 500/1
California 500/1
UCF 500/1
Cincinnati 500/1
Duke 500/1
Iowa 500/1
Marshall 500/1
Maryland 500/1
Minnesota 500/1
Northwestern 500/1
Oregon State 500/1
Pittsburgh 500/1
Rutgers 500/1
South Florida 500/1
Texas Tech 500/1
Washington 500/1

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