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It is never too early to start talking about college football's next season, especially with the preseason FPI Top-10 poll released this Thursday.
There isn't much surprise at the top, as the 2019 CFP National Champion Clemson Tigers hold the preseason's opening No. 1 spot. Three SEC teams follow the Tigers with Alabama, Georgia, and LSU filling out the Top 4.
While you can debate these at the water cooler all summer long, the future odds to win it all in 2020,
Opening #NCAAF Preseason Top-10 Poll by odds to win the 2020 #CFP via @FDSportsbook— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) February 14, 2019
1⃣ Alabama (+200)
2⃣ Clemson (+250)
3⃣ Georgia (+800)
4⃣ Ohio St (+1200)
5⃣ Oklahoma (+1600)
6⃣ Michigan (+2500)
7⃣ Texas (+3400)
8⃣ Florida (+3500)
9⃣ LSU (+5000)
Despite an ACC team winning last season, FanDuel Sportsbook
One surprising team is Ohio State, who isn't even in the Top-10 rankings based on the FPI. However, the oddsmakers are clearly confident in the program's ability to overcome the loss of star QB Dwayne Haskins and long-time head coach Urban Meyer, giving the Buckeyes the fourth-best odds to win it all next season.
Just double checking we’re looking at the same stats:— Ten Dozen (@TenDozen) February 12, 2019
Dwayne Haskins had 50 touchdown passes (FIFTY! That’s 15 more than the previous #B1G record).
Shea Patterson had 22 (a fraction of fifty)
Dwayne Haskins had a 70% pass completion
Shea Patterson had a 64% pass completion https://t.co/rL32CsvJkP
Clemson and Alabama still remain heavy favorites to win the title game, with the Crimson Tide boasting a small edge. But when it comes to college football, one thing is for sure, we should be looking for at least one major surprise team to fall from or sneak into the final Top-10 rankings.
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