Odds to Win 2021 College Football National Championship Heavily Favor Clemson & Ohio State Ahead of Field

By David Hayes
Trevor Lawrence attempts a pass in the 2019 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl CFP game against Ohio State.
Trevor Lawrence attempts a pass in the 2019 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl CFP game against Ohio State. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

We're still hours away from crowning the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship winner between the No. 1 LSU Tigers and No. 3 Clemson Tigers, but FanDuel Sportsbook already has its sights set on next year's title team.

LSU takes on Clemson as a 5-point favorite in the 2020 CFP National Championship game at 8 p.m. EST in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, but Monday night's underdog has the bragging rights when it comes to next year's odds to win it all.

CFP National Championship Odds 2021

Clemson might be a +170 underdog to get the better of LSU and win the 2020 CFP title Monday night, but Clemson is already the betting favorite to win the 2021 CFP National Championship with +200 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Ohio State, who returning junior quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Clemson eliminated from this year's Playstation Fiesta Bowl CFP semifinal in thrilling fashion to get to the title game, boasts the second-best odds to win the 2021 CFP next season at +350. The Buckeyes are losing a host of talent to the 2020 NFL Draft, stars like Chase Young, Jeff Okudah and J.K. Dobbins, but return a star QB of their own in Justin Fields.

CFP Odds 2021

With the fifth-best odds to win it all next season, LSU is no dark horse at +1400, but the Tigers are noticeably behind the Alabama Crimson Tide (+700) and Georgia Bulldogs (+700), who are tied for the third-best odds.

Beyond the Tigers, Notre Dame (+2000) weighs in with the sixth-best odds, while Texas (+2500) and USC (+2500) – two teams that fell short of their expectations this season – are tied for the seventh-best odds to win next year's CFP.

As for some of next year's dark horses, Florida, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Wisconsin are locked into a four-way tie at +3000 odds, with Iowa, Michigan and Penn State in a three-team Big Ten heat at +5000 odds behind them.

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