No. 4 Ohio State (OSU) and its Heisman Trophy hopeful quarterback Justin Fields have been making some serious noise around early 2020 College Football Playoff (CFP) discussions.
The Buckeyes' 24-point win over Big Ten East rival Michigan State in Week 6 proved just enough of an edge to surpass No. 3 Georgia for the third-best odds to win this year's CFP, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Ohio State improved from +950 to +700 odds to win the 2020 CFP after this past weekend's result, while the Bulldogs remained at +800 odds for the second week in a row.
Georgia has appeared to be nothing less than the real deal so far this, but with the likes of UGA's remaining matchups against No. 7 Florida at home and No. 12 Auburn on the road (likely followed by an SEC Championship bout with either No. 1 Alabama or No. 5 LSU), the Buckeyes might simply have the easier path ahead to a potential CFP berth.
The Buckeyes still have to face No. 8 Wisconsin, No. 10 Penn State and No. 16 Michigan, but Ohio State gets the first two of those matchups at home in Columbus. OSU also hasn't had much trouble handling Wisconsin nor Michigan lately either, going a combined 19-1 in its last 10 matchups against both programs.
Just a little more than one month ago, the Buckeyes were staring at +1600 odds to win it all this season, in a tie with No. 6 Oklahoma for the fifth-best odds to win the CFP. However, five weeks later and Ohio State has doubled its likelihood to take the crown at +800, now trailing only No. 1 Alabama (+250) and No. 2 Clemson (+180).
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