College Football National Championship Odds: Alabama Remains Clear Favorite

The latest college football national championship odds have been released and Nick Saban’s squad continues to lead the way.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are making everyone they play look a high school JV team. In recent years, the Ole Miss Rebels have inexplicably given the Crimson Tide trouble during the regular season. Not this year. The Tide rolled to a 66-3 victory over Ole Miss and further cemented their standing at the top of the heap in the FBS.

Entering Week 6, the Tide hold 6-5 odds of winning the national championship this season. Clemson has looked dominant in their own right, and is a 4-1 favorite to repeat as the champs.

Here are the latest odds, via the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook:

TEAM OPENING ODDS CURRENT ODDS
Alabama 3-1 6-5
Clemson 20-1 4-1
Ohio State 8-1 8-1
Oklahoma 8-1 10-1
Michigan 12-1 15-1
Penn State 25-1 15-1
USC 8-1 15-1
Washington 30-1 15-1
Georgia 30-1 18-1
Wisconsin 40-1 20-1

Surprisingly, the Ohio State Buckeyes are third on the list despite having dropped a game to the Oklahoma Sooners earlier this season. Speaking of the Sooners, they can’t feel too good coming in behind the Buckeyes despite being undefeated.

Perhaps a sign of the shifting power within the conferences, the SEC has only one team in the top 10 in the updated odds. The Big Ten leads the way with four different teams making the cut. Incredibly, the reigning conference champion and the team lead by the Heisman Trophy front-runner isn’t even the likeliest team in its own conference to win the title.

All four teams from last year’s College Football Playoff are on the list again, though Washington is considered an outlier with 15-1 odds to win the title. They met Alabama in the semifinal last year and couldn’t keep it close. If a rematch were to play out, a similar result would be a safe bet.

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