Alabama Odds to Win National Championship Continue to Gain on Clemson After College Football Week 5
By David Hayes
The nation's No. 1 team in the latest AP Top-25 Poll wasn't the only thing that changed after college football's Week 5 slate.
After the Alabama Crimson Tide replaced the Clemson Tigers as the new top dog in the Week 6 AP Top-25 Poll, Alabama's odds to win the 2020 College Football Playoff, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, have also paralleled that change in the right direction.
Alabama College Football Playoff Odds
For the first time since they opened the 2019 regular season against Duke in Week 1, Alabama's odds to win this year's national championship have improved, climbing from +300 to +250 after Week 5's 59-31 beatdown over Ole Miss.
While the Tide are still playing catchup to defending national champion Clemson and the Tigers' +180 odds, Clemson came a successful 2-point conversion attempt away from suffering its first loss of the season against the unranked, 2-2 North Carolina Tar Heels in Chapel Hill last Saturday. And yes, that's also the same UNC team that lost to an FCS opponent in Appalachian State, 34-31, on the same field the week prior.
Clemson College Football Playoff Odds
Following that Week 5 scare, Clemson also saw its first shift in title odds since the season opener against Georgia Tech, but the Tigers went in the wrong direction, dropping from +175 to +180.
As for the rest of the country's contenders, No. 3 Georgia took a slight step forward, moving from +900 to +800 odds, while No. 6 Oklahoma also improved from +1600 to +1400 odds.
No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 LSU didn't have the same luck, however, as the Tigers' odds to win the national championship dropped from +1100 to +1400 and the Buckeyes' odds went from +900 to +950.
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