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The latest odds to win the College Football Playoff are out and, boy, are they interesting.


Aside from the constant favorites toward the top in Alabama and Clemson, there is a pretty intriguing traffic jam on the +2500 line. 

With six big-name, blue-blood college football programs all sitting tight at +2500 heading into Week 3, it's hard to pick out which will gain an edge or plummet after this weekend. Interestingly enough, two of the +2500 teams, Auburn and Notre Dame, have already defeated another two of the +2500 teams in Washington and Michigan, respectively. 


Alabama became even heavier favorites, going from +200 to +136. And the books seemed to think Clemson's two-point escape over with Texas A&M on the road -- thanks to a questionable fumble call late in the fourth quarter -- showed a little more vulnerability, dropping them by 125 to +600 this week.

The biggest losers from Week 2 performances dropped like rocks. After losing a pretty underwhelming game to then-No. 10 Stanford by two touchdowns, USC fell by 25000 to decisive +30000 odds to win the College Football Playoff. Florida (+30000) and Florida State (+30000) each fell from Week 2 grace by more than 23000 as well.

As for the biggest climbers, Mississippi State rose from +11000 to +8000 after a convincing road win over Kansas State, while Miami's 77-0 beatdown over Savannah State earned them a spot back toward the top at +4000.


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