College Football Playoff Odds Make Clemson Slight Favorite Over Ohio State and LSU Ahead of Rivalry Week Games

By David Hayes
Clemson v North Carolina State
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With just one more Saturday left in the 2019 college football regular season, it's no surprise to see each of the three remaining unbeatens leading the pack in the latest odds to win the 2020 College Football Playoff, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

However, the oddsmakers and CFP Selection Committee don't quite see eye-to-eye when it comes ranking the top-3 teams in the nation and their respective odds to win it all this year.

No. 3 Clemson (+150) leads the pack of undefeated teams with the best CFP odds in the country, with No. 1 Ohio State close behind at +175 odds. Meanwhile, No. 2 LSU has the third-best odds to win the 2020 CFP, at +450, heading into its Week 14 contest with Texas A&M.

Georgia comes in at No. 4 in both the CFP rankings and the odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, at +1000. Beyond those top four are the Alabama Crimson Tide (+1800), the Utah Utes (+3000) and the Oklahoma Sooners (+4000).

Alabama Odds to Make College Football Playoff

Despite suffering some setbacks, including being eliminated from SEC West contention after a home loss to LSU in Week 11 and a season-ending hip injury for star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama has crept back into the national title conversation in the latest CFP odds.

The Crimson Tide were as far down as +3000 to win the 2020 CFP less than 10 days ago, but those odds have improved steadily since then. Now at +1800, Alabama sits noticeably ahead of both Utah (+3000) and Oklahoma (+4000), who both have a chance to finish the season as one-loss Power 5 conference champions, if they can win out.

The Tide will likely still need a lot of help from other programs to make the final cut, with a number of things having to fall their way between now and the final CFP selection on Dec. 8. That starts with a rivalry week matchup against No. 15 Auburn in this Saturday's Iron Bowl.

The results of this weekend's games will surely have a big effect on the odds to win the CFP as the playoff picture becomes more clear with each passing week.

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