At the beginning of the college football futures board are some familiar teams that are there every season. Is it any real surprise that the Clemson Tigers, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Alabama Crimson Tide are chalk? Meanwhile, the Georgia Bulldogs are also in the top tier level. Next level teams feature the Florida Gators, Oklahoma Sooners, Auburn Tigers, and LSU Tigers. Also, in that College Football betting class are the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Oregon Ducks and Texas A&M Aggies. Let’s look at the board!
2020 College Football National Championship Futures
|2020 College Football National Championship Odds:||Clemson Tigers 5/2, Ohio State Buckeyes 3/1, Alabama Crimson Tide 9/2, Georgia Bulldogs 7/1, Florida Gators 16/1, Oklahoma Sooners 20/1, Auburn Tigers 30/1, LSU Tigers 30/1, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 30/1, Oregon Ducks 30/1, Texas A&M Aggies 30/1, Penn State Nittany Lions 40/1, Texas Longhorns 40/1, Michigan Wolverines 40/1, Wisconsin Badgers 80/1, All Other Teams 100/1 or Higher|
TIgers have made the College Football Playoff for five consecutive seasons and has played in four of the last five national championship games. Consider that Dabo Swinney’s program has had the top-rated recruiting classes the past several years. And that the Tigers play in the weak Atlantic Coast Conference. It all adds up to an almost certain sixth consecutive playoff berth.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Although the Buckeyes play in the much tougher Big Ten Conference, they are the class of the league. First-year head coach Ryan Day was a smashing success in 2019 getting OSU into the College Football Playoff. Additionally, Day has maintained the recruiting standards set by the previous coach Urban Meyer. As the online betting chalk to win the Big Ten, OSU is in a great position to make it back to the CFP.
Alabama Crimson Tide
As the old adage goes “it’s not about the X’s and O’s but the Jimmies and the Joes.” Recruiting is what Bama uses to overcome high coaching staff turnover and early player departures to the NFL. Namely, Tua Tagovailoa is the latest Crimson Tide star to depart for the NFL Draft. Of course, that makes quarterback the top story to watch in Tuscaloosa this year.
Specifically, coach Kirby Smart got a great education while serving as Alabama defensive coordinator on running a power program. Fashion the fantastic recruiting classes that the Bulldogs continue to haul in. Smart’s latest coup was stealing Alabama’s strength and conditioning coach from his old mentor Nick Saban. The relationship between Smart and Saban is basically deteriorated down to raw hate.
It’s important to mention the defending national champions, as a repeat is not likely. LSU lost Heisman Trophy quarterback Joe Burrow and a host of key players from last year. And whiz-kid offensive coordinator Joe Brady has also departed for the NFL. While recruiting remains strong the Tigers will likely need a year to return to College Football Betting Championship level.
In three years, head coach Lincoln Riley has put all three of his quarterbacks on the final platform for the Heisman Trophy with two of them winning. Jalen Hurts has now departed and the question as to who the fourth starting quarterback will be in the Riley era dominates. Of great concern is the fact that Riley is yet to field anything close to a defense that can hang against the nation’s best.