Clemson Surpasses Alabama for Best Odds to Win 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07:  Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates his teams 44-16 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide with the trophy in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T - Alabama v Clemson | Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

If Clemson's annihilation of Alabama in the 2019 College Football Playoff wasn't enough to convince you the Tigers are the new bully on the college football block, their latest odds to win it all once again next year, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, should.

After handing Nick Saban and Alabama a record-setting 44-16 loss in last year's title bout, Clemson still opened the 2019 offseason with the second-best odds to win next year's CFP at +260 behind Alabama at +160 on Jan. 8.

However, the Tigers have since made a major stride in the latest odds to win next year's CFP, surging to +160 while the Tide have fallen to +250 odds.

The Tigers have also surpassed Alabama in another key department: projected win totals. Clemson recently opened with an 11.5-win projected total, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, sitting 0.5 wins ahead of the Crimson Tide (11 wins) and Georgia Bulldogs (11).

As for other perennial contenders behind the Tigers and Tide, the Georgia Bulldogs and Ohio State Buckeyes are sitting at +850 and +1200 odds, respectively.

Ohio State opened the offseason at +850, but the Buckeyes have since taken a noticeably dive in the odds to win the 2020 CFP. In the wake of losing star talents like quarterback Dwayne Haskins and Nick Bosa to the 2019 NFL Draft.

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