Clemson Fans Will Love Their Odds to Make College Football Playoff in 2021
When you think about the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference, it's hard not to associate it with the Clemson Tigers. After all, the Tigers have been dominating the ACC for years, having been named conference champions in each of the past six seasons.
With the school's ability to attract and develop future NFL stars, it's unsurprising to see them heavily favored to make the college football playoff each year.
FanDuel Sportsbook is heavily favoring the Tigers to qualify for the college football playoff in 2021 at -650 odds. Considering how those odds imply that Clemson is essentially a lock for the postseason tournament, Tigers fans should be thrilled.
Clemson Tigers Playoff Odds
The Tigers are coming off of a 2020 NCAA football season that saw them go 10-2, finishing their season with a 49-28 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl. Nevertheless, Clemson was still ranked as the No. 3 team by the Associated Press when all was said and done.
Clemson lost five key players to the 2021 NFL Draft, including starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence and No. 1 running back Travis Etienne. Sophomore QB DJ Uiagalelei will take over for Lawrence under center. The second-year gunslinger looked solid in nine appearances last year, completing 66.7% (78-for-117) of his passes for 914 yards and 5 touchdowns without throwing an interception. He also had 4 rushing touchdowns, which goes to show that he can contribute in multiple ways.
The Tigers will also get a boost offensively with the return of wideout Justyn Ross. The third-year pass-catcher missed the entire 2020 season after undergoing surgery to treat a spinal issue that some thought may have ended his football career. However, he's back and was just named Preseason All-America earlier this week. If he can look like the player that put up 1,865 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns in his first two collegiate campaigns, expect Ross to be a major part of Clemson's offense.
The Tigers currently have +400 odds to win the national championship, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Those odds rank second-best in college football, trailing only the Alabama Crimson Tide (+250).
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