College Football Title Odds: Sooners Rise, Buckeyes Fall

College Football Title Odds: Sooners Rise, Buckeyes Fall

Following their impressive 31-16 win at the Horseshoe, Oklahoma saw a significant increase in their odds to win the 2018 National Championship. The Sooners came in to this past weekend’s game at +1800, but reopened a few hours ago at +800 at BetOnline. Ohio State on the other hand, went from +650 (second best) to +1600 (tied for seventh).

SchoolSep 11
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Sep 7
(5Dimes)
Aug 21
(5Dimes)
July 18
(5Dimes)
June 24
(5Dimes)
Jan 9
(Westgate)
Alabama CRIMSON TIDE+200+225+245+265+310+300
USC TROJANS+700+800+775+825+825+800
Oklahoma SOONERS+800+1800+1800+1300+1300+800
Clemson TIGERS+1200+2000+3600+3500+3500+2000
Penn St NITTANY LIONS+1400+2400+2200+1800+2000+2500
Ohio St BUCKEYES+1600+650+800+825+875+800
Michigan WOLVERINES+1200+2000+2700+2500+2500+1200
Oklahoma St COWBOYS+2000+3300+4250+4800+5300+2000
Georgia BULLDOGS+2800+4150+3500+5000+5000+3000
Washington HUSKIES+3300+3700+2350+2800+2800+3000
Florida St SEMINOLES+3300+3500+975+850+850+800
Auburn TIGERS+4000+2800+2000+2300+3200+2500
Oregon DUCKS+5000+8500+11500+12500+12500+6000
Wisconsin BADGERS+3300+4150+4000+4000+5500+4000
LSU TIGERS+1600+2400+2000+2200+2200+1200
Miami FL HURRICANES+5000+6000+8000+8500+8500+3000
Texas A&M AGGIES+5000+17500+22500+20000+20000+10000
Florida GATORS+8000+7000+4500+4500+5000+4000
Louisville CARDINALS+3300+5500+5300+5000+5000+1000
Notre Dame FIGHTING IRISH+8000+5250+8700+8000+8000+6000
TCU HORNED FROGS+5000+8500+11500+11500+11500+6000
South Florida BULLS+10000+25000+12500+30000+50000+30000
Washington St COUGARS+8000+11000+16000+12500+12500+6000
Minnesota GOLDEN GOPHERS+12500+25000+60000+50000+50000+10000
Virginia Tech HOKIES+5000+8000+9000+8500+8500+4000
UCLA BRUINS+6600+8500+10300+12500+12500+6000
Iowa HAWKEYES+10000+30000+40000+30000+30000+20000
Stanford CARDINAL+6600+7500+11000+10000+10000+6000
Tennessee VOLUNTEERS+8000+8500+10300+10000+10000+4000
Michigan St SPARTANS+10000+18500+60000+50000+50000+10000
Texas LONGHORNS+10000+10500+5000+4500+4500+2000
Kansas St WILDCATS+6600+9000+12000+7000+7000+3000
Colorado BUFFALOES+10000+20000+35000+25000+25000+6000
West Virginia MOUNTAINEERS+15000+17500+50000+15000+15000+5000
Utah UTES+15000+27500+35000+30000+30000+10000
Pittsburgh PANTHERS+25000+35000+65000+35000+35000+30000
Nebraska CORNHUSKERS+25000+22500+22500+20000+20000+10000
Boise St BRONCOS+50000+50000+90000+60000+60000+10000
Ole Miss REBELSN/A+12500+999999N/AN/A+8000
Arkansas RAZORBACKSN/A+25000+50000+40000+40000+20000
North Carolina TAR HEELSN/A+30000+65000+50000+50000+10000
South Carolina GAMECOCKSN/A+30000+95000+60000+60000+30000
Northwestern WILDCATSN/A+32500+40000+35000+35000+10000
Mississippi St BULLDOGSN/A+32500+60000+50000+50000+20000
Georgia Tech YELLOW JACKETSN/A+40000+70000+60000+60000+10000
California GOLDEN BEARSN/A+45000+750000+300000+300000+50000
Houston COUGARSN/A+45000+250000+150000+150000+50000
Missouri TIGERSN/A+45000+120000+100000+100000+100000
Arizona WILDCATSN/A+45000+400000+300000+300000+50000
Iowa St CYCLONESN/A+50000+250000+150000+150000+50000
Maryland TERRAPINSN/A+50000+400000+300000+300000+30000
Vanderbilt COMMODORESN/A+50000+150000+150000+150000+50000
BYU COUGARSN/A+50000+22500+20000+35000+30000
Syracuse ORANGEN/A+50000+250000+200000+200000+30000
Arizona St SUN DEVILSN/A+50000+60000+50000+50000+20000
Wake Forest DEMON DEACONSN/A+50000+250000+200000+200000+30000
Texas Tech RED RAIDERSN/A+55000+150000+100000+100000+30000
Duke BLUE DEVILSN/A+60000+150000+75000+75000+50000
Boston College EAGLESN/A+60000+300000+150000+150000+50000
Kentucky WILDCATSN/A+60000+150000+100000+100000+30000
Oregon St BEAVERSN/A+60000+250000+150000+150000+50000
Virginia CAVALIERSN/A+60000+750000+600000+600000+50000
Baylor BEARSN/A+65000+60000+35000+35000+30000
Memphis TIGERSN/A+85000+250000+200000+200000+100000
Cincinnati BEARCATSN/A+100000+999999+750000+750000+100000
Navy MIDSHIPMENN/A+100000+250000+200000+200000+100000
Purdue BOILERMAKERSN/A+100000+800000+600000+600000+100000
Southern Miss GOLDEN EAGLESN/A+120000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Wyoming COWBOYSN/A+125000+999999+999999+999999+100000
Troy TROJANSN/A+125000+999999+999999+999999N/A
UNLV REBELSN/A+125000+999999+999999+999999+100000
Rutgers SCARLET KNIGHTSN/A+125000+999999+999999+999999+100000
UTEP MINERSN/A+150000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Kansas JAYHAWKSN/A+150000+999999+999999+999999+100000
Illinois FIGHTING ILLININ/A+175000+800000+600000+600000+100000
Western Kentucky HILLTOPPERSN/A+175000+500000+300000+300000+100000
Central Florida KNIGHTSN/A+175000+999999+500000+500000+100000
Tulsa GOLDEN HURRICANEN/A+175000+800000+500000+500000+100000
San Jose State SPARTANSN/A+175000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Western Michigan BRONCOSN/A+175000+750000+500000+500000N/A
Ohio BOBCATSN/A+185000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Marshall THUNDERING HERDN/A+200000+999999+750000+750000N/A
Utah State AGGIESN/A+200000+999999+999999+999999+100000
Rice OWLSN/A+200000+999999+999999+999999N/A
TOLEDON/A+200000+800000N/AN/AN/A
SMU MUSTANGSN/A+225000+999999+999999+999999+50000
Army BLACK KNIGHTSN/A+225000+999999+750000+750000+100000
Indiana HOOSIERSN/A+250000+150000+100000+100000+30000
Louisiana Tech BULLDOGSN/A+250000+750000+500000+500000+100000
San Diego St AZTECSN/A+250000+180000+150000+200000+100000
South Alabama JAGUARSN/A+300000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Eastern Michigan EAGLESN/A+300000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Tulane GREEN WAVEN/A+300000+999999+999999+999999+100000
UL Lafayette RAGIN' CAJUNSN/A+335000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Idaho VANDALSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
East Carolina PIRATESN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999+100000
'FIELD'N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000
Air Force FALCONSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999+100000
Appalachian St MOUNTAINEERSN/AN/A+999999+750000+750000N/A
Nevada WOLF PACKN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999+100000
New Mexico LOBOSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999+100000
Texas State BOBCATSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
New Mexico St AGGIESN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Arkansas St RED WOLVESN/AN/A+999999+750000+750000N/A
Middle Tennessee St BLUE RAIDERSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Florida Atlantic OWLSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
UAB BLAZERSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
North Texas MEAN GREENN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Hawaii RAINBOWSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Akron ZIPSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
UL Monroe WARHAWKSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
UMASS MINUTEMENN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Miami Ohio REDHAWKSN/AN/A+999999+750000+750000N/A
Northern Illinois HUSKIESN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Buffalo BULLSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Kent State GOLDEN FLASHESN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Temple OWLSN/AN/A+750000+500000+500000+100000
UTSA ROADRUNNERSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Central Michigan CHIPPEWASN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
NC State WOLFPACKN/AN/A+22500+20000+20000+10000
Florida International GOLDEN PANTHERSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Charlotte 49ERSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Fresno State BULLDOGSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Old Dominion MONARCHSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Bowling Green FALCONSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Georgia Southern EAGLESN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Georgia State PANTHERSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Colorado St RAMSN/AN/A+300000+250000+250000+100000
Ball St CARDINALSN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
UCONN HUSKIESN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A

As you can see, Penn State and Michigan also benefited from Oklahoma’s road victory. Neither team played in a particularly meaningful game on Saturday, but given that we’ve never seen two teams from the same conference in the College Football Playoff, the Buckeyes’ loss had a big impact on the rest of the Big Ten.

Other notable changes include Clemson, who went from +2000 to +1200 after beating Auburn 14-6 at home, as well as Louisville, who improved from +5500 to +3300 following a victory at UNC. Both teams’ chances also greatly improved following Florida State’s loss of QB Deondre Francois in Week 1, opening the door in the ACC. They’ll be meeting this Saturday in Louisville, with the Tigers currently listed as -3 to -3.5 favorites.

Looking for value? I’d argue that if ever there was a week to take Ohio State, this would probably be the one. Given the strength of Big Ten East this year, I don’t think they’d have gotten away with missing the Big Ten Championship Game (as they did last year), even if they did beat Oklahoma this past weekend. The loss didn’t hurt their Big Ten hopes, as they’re still 1-0 in conference, and will get Penn State at home this year. If they can take the Big Ten Championship, which I believe they’d have to do anyway, we could see them in the Playoff for the second consecutive year, and from there, who knows.

What do you think? Does Ohio State still have a chance? Or do any other teams stand out heading into Week 3? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section or reach out to on Twitter @SportsInsights.

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