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Updated 2017 NCAA Football National Championship Odds

2017 CFB Playoff Futures BettingThe college football season starts on Friday, as California takes on Hawaii in Australia, but we’re still a week away until most teams start playing, so now is the perfect time to update the futures markets.

Four teams are priced under 10/1 odds to win the NCAA National Championship – those include Alabama (6/1), Clemson (8/1), Ohio State (9/1) and LSU (9/1).

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Top contenders to win the National Championship

Nick Saban and Alabama are coming off another National Championship and are ranked #1 in the AP Top 25 and Coaches preseason polls. Fans have high expectations again and the pressure is on Saban, as Alabama only returns six starters on offense and five starters on defense this season.

Derrick Henry is gone and the Crimson Tide will also be transitioning to a new QB (Cooper Bateman). The defense is expected to thrive again and has several senior leaders. Bama is a top contender, but it could be a tough season with road games against LSU, Tennessee and Ole Miss.

Can Clemson shake off last season’s loss to Bama in the National Championship? The Tigers return eight on offense, including Heisman candidate Deshaun Watson. The Tigers will have the best offense in the nation and undefeated regular season will basically be expected by Clemson fans.

The defense only returns four starters, but they’ll have all season to transition new starters into their roles before the CFB playoffs. Clemson may be able to ride the offense during the regular season, but once the playoffs start, Clemson will need to hold their own on defense to win a National Championship.

Urban Meyer is firmly in the spotlight at OSU and he’ll have a lot of work to do. The Buckeyes only return three starters on offense and defense. Most of last year’s skill players on offense are in the NFL, including Ezekiel Elliot (RB), Jalin Marshall (WR) and Michael Thomas (WR).

A Sepetember match-up on the road against Oklahoma will tell us a lot about whether or not the Buckeyes will contend for the National Championship. OSU also ends the season with a road game against MSU and a home game against Michigan. This will likely be a rebuilding year and OSU will miss the playoffs.

This is the best chance for the Tigers to win a National Championship. Alabama and Ohio State have a lot of starters gone, but the Tigers bring back nine starters on offense and ten on defense. Leonard Fournette is a Heisman candidate and Brandon Harris is back at QB to help lead the offense.

There’s no denying LSU is stacked this season. Talent wise, they can compete with everyone and LSU has an experience edge against other top contenders. Les Miles needs to produce and the only serious threat to an undefeated regular season is a home game against Alabama in November.

My first futures pick is on LSU to win the National Championship (9/1) at the Bovada Sportsbook.

Longshot pick to win the 2017 NCAAF National Championship

Stanford could definitely sneak into the CFB playoffs if one of the top contenders falter, but it won’t be an easy task. The Cardinals have tough games against USC, UCLA, Notre Dame and Oregon. The team will return five starters on offense and six starters on defense. However, QB Kevin Hogan has graduated.

Keller Chryst is the QB this season and the Cardinals need consistent play from him or else teams will be able to completely sell out on stopping Christian McCaffrey and the run game. The defense is largely intact, but the several starters that need to be replaced were big contributors last season.

With one of the best offensive lines and the best playmaker in college football, Stanford could surprise a lot of football fans this season. The Cardinals won’t dominate top tier competition, as they play a grinding style and the pass game is expected to be a weak point, but with some luck, they could go undefeated.

Bet on the Stanford Cardinals (30/1 @ Bovada) to win the title.

Complete odds to win the 2017 CFB National Championship

Alabama +600
Clemson +800
Ohio State +900
LSU +900
Michigan +1100
Oklahoma +1100
Florida State +1200
Tennessee +1500
Notre Dame +2500
Stanford +3000
Oregon +5000
TCU +5000
Florida +5500
Georgia +6600
Mississippi +6600
UCLA +6600
USC +6600
Washington +6600
Michigan State +7800
Baylor +8000
Houston +8000
Louisville +8000
Auburn +8500
Iowa +8500
Oklahoma State +10000
Texas A&M +10000
Texas +11500
Arkansas +13000
Miami Florida +15000
Wisconsin +15000
Nebraska +16000
Utah +16500
Boise State +20000
North Carolina +20000
Washington State +30000
West Virginia +30000
Penn State +37000
Virginia Tech +42500
Arizona +50000
Arizona State +50000
BYU +50000
Mississippi State +50000
Texas Tech +62500
Georgia Tech +65000
Pittsburgh +65000
South Carolina +75000
South Florida +85000
California +100000
Kentucky +100000
Missouri +100000
NC State +100000
Northwestern +125000
San Diego State +150000
Boston College +200000
Kansas State +200000
Minnesota U +200000
Syracuse +200000
Wake Forest +200000
Vanderbilt +250000
Virginia +250000
Cincinnati +300000
Colorado +300000
Maryland +300000
Temple +300000
Air Force +400000
Duke +400000
Illinois +400000
Indiana +400000
Iowa State +400000
Appalachian State +500000
New Mexico +500000
Oregon State +500000
Tulsa +500000
Rutgers +525000
Connecticut +600000
Kansas +600000
Northern Illinois +600000
Purdue +600000
San Jose State +600000
Western Kentucky +600000
Western Michigan +600000
Utah State +625000
Southern Mississippi +725000
Marshall +750000
Navy +750000
Memphis +800000
Akron +999999
Arkansas State +999999
Army +999999
Ball State +999999
Bowling Green +999999
Buffalo +999999
Central Florida +999999
Central Michigan +999999
Charlotte +999999
Colorado State +999999
East Carolina +999999
Eastern Michigan +999999
Florida Atlantic +999999
Florida International +999999
Fresno State +999999
Georgia Southern +999999
Georgia State +999999
Hawaii +999999
Idaho +999999
Kent State +999999
Louisiana Tech +999999
Massachusetts +999999
Miami Ohio +999999
Middle Tennessee +999999
Nevada +999999
New Mexico State +999999
North Texas +999999
Ohio +999999
Old Dominion +999999
Rice +999999
SMU +999999
South Alabama +999999
UTEP +999999
Texas State +999999
Toledo +999999
Troy +999999
Tulane +999999
UL Lafayette +999999
UL Monroe +999999
UNLV +999999
UTSA +999999
Wyoming +999999

ScottThis article was written by Scott

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