We've finally crossed the double-digit-week threshold in the 2018 college football season, and Week 10's "Statement Saturday" certainly lived up to its name when it comes to the College Football Playoff odds heading into Week 11.
While Alabama, Michigan and Notre Dame all improved from their Week 10 odds to win it all, other contenders like Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma saw significant drops, regardless of their respective wins in Week 10.
#NCAAF Week 11 Odds to Win the 2018-19 College Football Playoff via @FDSportsbook— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) November 5, 2018
Notre Dame +1400
Ohio St. +2000
West Virginia +8000
Washington State +16000
It's no surprise No. 1 Alabama saw improved odds to win the national title after a decisive 29-0 road victory over then-No. 3 LSU in Baton Rouge. Las Vegas and many other sports bettors doubted the Crimson Tide covering their insane 14.5-point spread heading into Saturday night, but Alabama made quite a statement after walking out of Death Valley with a margin of victory exactly twice that of what Vegas expected.
No. 2 Clemson neither improved nor fell, despite an impressive 77-16 beatdown over Louisville at home. No. 7 West Virginia is also lurking toward the bottom as one of the few teams that saw improvements after a last-minute touchdown pass and two-point conversation edged the Texas Longhorns in Austin this weekend.
Georgia saw arguably the most shocking shift in the odds after the Bulldogs fell by 400 points from the Bulldogs' Week 10 odds. Even though Georgia went on the road and hung 31 points on Kentucky's defense for a 31-17 finish, the Bulldogs still came out with a +2000 shot to win the College Football Playoff.
But after both Alabama and Georgia clinched spots in the SEC Championship, the Bulldogs will have their shot at all-but-automatic bid into the CFP if they can beat the Tide. So if Georgia wins out in Week 11 and Week 12, that 20-to-1 line essentially comes down to if you trust the Bulldogs enough to beat Bama and then run the CFP.
Despite extending its winning streak to 21 straight games (spanning three seasons now), poor UCF fell in the odds for the second consecutive week and into a +16000 tie with Washington State.
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