The 2016 College Football AP Poll was released on Sunday morning at 10 am ET and to no surprise, Alabama, Clemson, and Oklahoma are the top 3 schools. The table below shows the preseason AP Poll compared to each team’s NCAA Title odds and playoff odds via 5Dimes:
|AP Poll Rank||Team||Title Odds
|Odds to Make Playoff
At first glance, Michigan State appears to be highly overrated by the AP Poll, as they sit at 80:1 to win the title by oddsmakers and are 12:1 just to make the playoffs. I took their Season Win Total Under 8.5 a couple months ago and am surprised to see them ranked so high this year.
A team that appears to be underrated by the AP Poll is Oregon, as they have better title odds at #24 than any other school ranked #15-25.
Another interesting team to watch for is Washington. They have decent title and playoff odds, and they’re receiving a good portion of money at William Hill to win the Pac-12. Personally I like UCLA from the Pac-12, but that conference appears to be open with the likes of Stanford, USC, Washington, Utah, UCLA, and Oregon all in contention.
How have preseason #1 teams finished lately? To put it simply, they’re not a good bet:
— Bet Labs Sports (@Bet_Labs) August 22, 2016
At 5Dimes, there’s been sharp money on Clemson to make the playoffs. At CRIS, there’s also been sharp money on Clemson to win the NCAA title, along with FSU, Alabama, LSU, and Ohio State. At William Hill, FSU and LSU are receiving the most money wagered to win their conference.