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Less than 24 hours after we saw Clemson rout Alabama 44-16 to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, we've already got the opening odds on each team to win the 2020 CFP title game.
Shockingly, the defending CFP champion Tigers are not favored to win it all again next season, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. In fact, the opponent this young Tigers team just embarrassed last night, Alabama, has taken the crown for best odds to win it all next year.
The Crimson Tide are sole favorites at +160 and noticeably ahead of Clemson and the Tigers' +260 odds. Georgia (+800) and Ohio State (+850) headline the tier-two teams trailing Bama and Clemson atop the rest of the pack.
Following these four, there's a significant jump to the next-best odds. Michigan and Oklahoma both share a +2000 line, with Florida and Texas behind them at +3500 odds. We also have a seven-way tie at +5000 odds to win it all among LSU, Miami, Oregon, Penn State, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Notre Dame.
Just a few #NCAAF teams with better opening odds to win the 2020 #CollegeFootballPlayoff than Texas A&M (+16000) via @FDSportsbook:— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) January 8, 2019
Oklahoma State (+10000)
The Fighting Irish have a surprising draw, considering Notre Dame opened as the No. 5 team in the nation in ESPN's first Way-Too-Early Top-25 Poll. Auburn, Michigan State, Stanford and Washington are next on the list, sharing a four-way tie for +6500 odds.
Ironically enough, Alabama's +160 opening odds to win it all next season are strikingly similar to Clemson's underdog moneyline odds just to win last night's single game against the Tide.
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