Ready To Start Betting On College Football?
Shopping for 2017 NCAAF National Championship Futures? The second edition of the College Football Playoff rankings came out this week, and there’s getting to be a sense that the top four teams as they appear now could be the four that make up the playoff come Dec. 31.
2017 CFB National Championship Futures Review
With that said, college football teams just aren’t built to show up week in and week out, so there figures to be a lot of shuffling in the coming weeks that will determine who those final four are, and bettors with the foresight to evaluate the remaining schedule and get behind teams that may not be in now, but will finish inside the top four after championship weekend, will turn the biggest profit.
Here’s a look at the top eight teams in the hunt to claim a national title following the 2016 season.
Alabama is the clear favorite at this point, holding down the No. 1 position in the CFP rankings. They host Mississippi State as 30-point favorites this weekend, and are an Auburn loss away from the SEC Championship.
Ohio State +500
At this point, Ohio State’s just waiting for Michigan to come to Columbus so it can try to rectify itself. As 29-point favorites at Maryland, the Buckeyes are just tuning up for that date with the Wolverines.
Similar to Ohio State, Michigan needs that signature win to really solidify its spot near the top of the rankings, and that opportunity will come when they make the trip to Columbus. A date with Iowa this weekend is just a tune-up.
For a 9-0 team in the thick of the Playoff hunt, Clemson’s been awfully quiet. There have been times when the Tigers have looked a little flat, but there’s a lot of talent on this squad, which no other program will want to have to face off with in an elimination game.
Washington feels like a bit of an outsider despite occupying the No. 4 spot in the rankings, and by extension, a spot in the College Football Playoff if the season ended today. Chris Petersen’s done a tremendous job of making this program relevant again.
Louisville’s flirted with a second loss on multiple occasions, but Lamar Jackson’s going to make the Cardinals one of the teams at the top of the pile of the one-loss squads. Louisville gets a date with Wake Forest this weekend as 35-point favorites.
Assuming Auburn can beat Georgia, they’ll get the first crack at Alabama in a game that would likely vault the Tigers into the top-4 if they can win it. They will be 10.5-point favorites for the contest, and need to keep thoughts of the upcoming Iron Bowl out of their heads.
The Badgers have two losses this season by a combined 14 points, and they came against two of the top-5 teams in the country.
If a lot of the top teams stumble, the Badgers could back their way into the Playoff – though that would require an awful lot of help for a team that’s far from controlling its own destiny. For all its struggles, the Badgers could very well be on the path to the Rose Bowl.
Here’s a look at the remaining odds for the most title-relevant teams in the country.
- Alabama +100
- Ohio State +500
- Michigan +550
- Clemson +650
- Washington +850
- Louisville +1600
- Auburn +1800
- Wisconsin +2500
- Oklahoma +4500
- Oklahoma State +8500
- West Virginia +8500
- Colorado +10000
- Florida +10000
- Virginia Tech +12500
- Washington State +12500
- North Carolina +20000
- Penn State +25000
- Texas A&M +25000
- Utah +30000
- Nebraska +50000
- Western Michigan +100000
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