Clemson and Ohio State College Football Playoff Odds Tied Atop Race for National Championship Crown

By David Hayes
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While nobody has taken the field since last Saturday, we've seen quite some significant shifts in the latest odds to win the 2020 College Football Playoff over the past few days, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

No. 3 Clemson and No. 2 Ohio State remain tied for the nation's best odds to win it all at +175, but each program improved from sitting at +200 as of Monday night. No. 1 LSU also made a slight step in the right direction, climbing from +500 to +450 in the latest odds.

Perhaps, the most notable improvement comes to us from Alabama, as the seemingly long-shot CFP hopeful Crimson Tide improved their odds to win this year's playoff from +3000 to +2400. While the Tide still need some outside help to punch their ticket to a sixth-straight CFP appearance, two 11-1 Alabama teams have actually gone on to win the national title in this past decade alone.

Oregon, the top-ranked team out of the Pac-12, took a step back from +3000 to +4000 in the odds, while Utah did the exact opposite, improving from +4000 to +3000 at the same time. If each of these two teams win out, they'll meet in the 2019 Pac-12 championship for a potential CFP play-in game.

No. 4 Georgia saw its odds move from +900 to +800 after clinching the SEC East with a win over then-No. 12 Auburn last Saturday. As for the dark horses still chasing longer odds, much of the landscape remained the same. Minnesota, Wisconsin and Penn State all currently share +20000 odds to win the 2020 CFP.

However, one more loss from each of those programs will surely spell the end of their postseason hopes this year.

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