Updated national championship odds are out from BetOnline.AG, and multiple SEC teams are included among the favorites.
Alabama, which won its fifth national title under coach Nick Saban in January, is an early favorite to earn another national championship soon. Georgia and Auburn also have received attention as possible national title contenders. Interestingly, many Big Ten teams are among the top favorites: Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin.
Check out the full list below. The SEC teams are in bold.
Ohio State 7/1
Penn State 18/1
Florida State 28/1
Michigan State 33/1
Notre Dame 33/1
Virginia Tech 50/1
West Virginia 50/1
Texas A&M 66/1
Oklahoma State 100/1
Texas Tech 150/1
Likely, many bettors will continue to be bullish on the chances of Alabama and Clemson to threaten for a national championship. Georgia also should contend after a breakthrough 2017 season under coach Kirby Smart, who led the Bulldogs to an SEC title, a Rose Bowl victory against Oklahoma and an appearance in the National Championship Game against Alabama.
It’s interesting to see LSU receive early action, given how multiple pundits say that Tigers coach Ed Orgeron enters the 2018 season on the SEC’s hottest seat. Florida and Texas A&M appear to be multiple seasons away from contending for a national title as they begin new eras under Dan Mullen and Jimbo Fisher.