Earlier this week, 5Dimes posted college football Conference Championship odds for four of the five major conferences. Although there weren’t any odds posted for the Big 12, oddsmakers posted futures for the ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC. Bettors were given the option of taking the team to win their conference, or the field (i.e. any other team in the conference.
Based on these projections we can project that Clemson, Ohio State, Stanford and Alabama are the favorites to win their conference, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll make the four-team playoff. Alabama (+525) is the early favorite to win the National Championship and is listed at +150 to make the playoffs. However, Stanford is currently +2600 to win the championship — the 13th shortest odds in the country.
We can also assume that based on those championship futures, Oklahoma (+825) and Baylor (+1450) will open as the favorites to win the National Championship.
The tables below display the current odds at 5Dimes and will be updated throughout the off-season.
Big Ten Champion
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