We’re two months away from the start of the 2019-2020 college football season. The Clemson Tigers are the reigning champions and are the current favorites to repeat heading into the upcoming season. Alabama is not far behind. Even if those two perform to expectations and get into the College Football Playoff once again, that still leaves two more teams with a chance to win the title. This seasons National Championship Game takes place on January 13th, 2020 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. From favorites too longshots, who provides the best value, and who should you avoid?
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2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Odds
The top five teams in terms of odds are the Clemson Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, Ohio State Buckeyes, and the Oklahoma Sooners. While everyone will be high on the Tigers and Tide, don’t sleep on the rest of these top contenders. Georgia has the number one overall recruiting class this year according to Rivals.com. Oklahoma is tied for the most incoming five-star recruits with four (LSU is the other). Add in the fact that Jalen Hurts is now a Sooner. This gives them one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Oklahoma is a legit contender this season.
Oklahoma is also returning 1,000-yard runner Kennedy Brooks and 1,100-yard receiver CeeDee Lamb. The Sooners offense is going to be one of the best in the country this season and their defense is returning 10 starters. The defense wasn’t what it has been in the past last season. With new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, I like the Sooner defense to improve greatly this season.
Anyone can blindly go with Clemson or Alabama again this season. However, I have my eyes on Oklahoma this upcoming season and like them as one of the top teams not named Clemson or Alabama to win this title this college football season. At 16-1 odds, the payout will be great.
Picks to Avoid
While more than 100 teams could fit the “picks to avoid” category, there are two particular teams at the top of the odds list that I don’t see making it into the CFP this season.
The Ohio State Buckeyes lost some big offensive components from last season. Quarterback Dwayne Haskins is now in the NFL and they lost two of their best playmakers at wide receiver in Parris Campbell and Terry McLaurin. They also lost three offensive linemen and perhaps the best defensive player from last season in Nick Bosa. The Ohio State recruiting class was weak this season compared to previous years (21st). If not for the addition of Justin Fields to replace Haskins, the Ohio State Buckeyes would be in for a rough year by their standards. However, in a tough Big Ten Conference, I think Ohio State has too many big holes to fill this season. They should still have a solid season, but not good enough to make it to the CFP.
Another team that could be in for a rough season by their standards is LSU. The Tigers have lost a lot of key defenders and their offense last season was bad, to say the least. They do have a nice recruiting class coming in, with the #1 guard and #1 running back, but that may not be enough. LSU’s offensive line last season was a big concern and the SEC is always one of the best, if not the best, conference in football. It will be a highly competitive conference once again, and there are only so many wins to go around. Playing in the SEC West with Alabama is as tough a test as any in college football. LSU just isn’t at the same level Alabama is at this time and may even be behind Texas A&M.
Ohio State +200 and LSU +180
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