Odds to Win College Football Playoff Shift After Week 11 Losses for Alabama and Penn State
In what was a massive Week 11 for the College Football Playoff, losses by No. 4 Alabama and No. 9 Penn State have shaken up the odds to win it all, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The most notable difference is that Alabama has dropped to fifth in the odds to win the College Football Playoff. Now at +2000, the Crimson Tide sit at their longest odds of the season after falling to No. 1 LSU, 46-41, for their first loss of the year.
Another notable loser from this past Saturday is Penn State. After losing to No. 7 Minnesota, 31-26, the Nittany Lions (+25000) now have the 12th-best odds to win the CFP.
No. 2 Ohio State is arguably the biggest winner of the week, however, as the Buckeyes are now the lone favorites (+175) to win it all. Ohio State defeated Maryland, 73-14, and it looks like the Buckeyes have the inside track for a CFP berth.
Rounding out the top four are No. 3 Clemson (+250), LSU (+450) and No. 5 Georgia (+1400).
At this point in the season, wins and losses are going to swing the odds in big ways. Coming off Week 11, it seems like losses have moved Alabama and Penn State to the outside looking in. We'll see if that's still the case after Week 12.
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