Alabama, Clemson & Ohio State Tied Atop Odds to Win College Football Playoff After CFP Poll Rankings

By David Hayes
College Football Playoff - Head Coaches Press Conference
College Football Playoff - Head Coaches Press Conference / Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee's first Top-25 Rankings of the 2019 season wasn't the only thing that revealed a clear lack of confidence in the now-No. 5 Clemson Tigers on Tuesday night.

For the first time since early June, the defending national champions have lost their claim as the nation's lone betting favorite to win the 2020 CFP Final, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

College Football Playoff Odds

While Clemson fell from +175 to +250 in the odds to win the CFP between Monday (Nov. 4) and Wednesday (Nov. 6), the Tigers are still tied with the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide (+250) and No. 1 Ohio State (+250).

The Tigers have now also paralleled this decline in the odds with a drop from No. 1 in the Preseason AP Top-25 Poll to No. 5 in Tuesday's Week 11 CFP Rankings – all without a loss.

Alabama has bounced between +230 and +300 odds to win it all since the 2019 season began, but Ohio State's odds have steadily increased from +1600 in early September all the way up to +250 in the Buckeyes' latest jump.

Beyond Clemson, No. 9 Oklahoma saw a noticeable plummet in the latest odds as the only other team to drop in light of Tuesday's poll. The Sooners fell from +2000 odds earlier this week to +2500, as they now sit behind No. 6 Georgia (+1800) with the sixth-best odds to win it all.

No. 8 Utah was the biggest winner in the latest odds, as the Utes soared from +15000 to +5000, as of Wednesday afternoon.

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