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National Championship Odds: Oklahoma, Notre Dame Longshots to Win College Football Playoff

Dec 02, 2018 4:38 PM EST
  • The College Football Playoff is set, and Westgate has updated its odds to win this year's title.
  • Alabama (-225) is expectedly the odds-on favorite, followed by Clemson, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame.

We’ve made it, folks. The preseason list of 77 teams with a shot to win this season’s college football national championship is now down to the final four.

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma will compete for the championship trophy starting at the end of the month, and Westgate Superbook has updated its odds following the playoff selection.

  • Alabama: -225
  • Clemson: +300
  • Oklahoma: +1000
  • Notre Dame: +1200

The odds come close to mirroring the final College Football Playoff rankings, minus a swap between Oklahoma and Notre Dame.

Alabama unsurprisingly remains the clear favorite at -225, although that’s a slight drop from last week’s -250 listing. Clemson isn’t too far behind at +300, but the final two teams aren’t being given a 10% implied probability to take the title.

Interestingly, even though the Irish are only 11.5-point underdogs compared to Oklahoma’s +14, the Sooners have a better implied chance to ultimately win the playoff (9.09% to 7.69%).

Below is the complete transformation of each team’s odds throughout the season, updated on a weekly basis.

Table defaults to preseason odds. Click on a date to sort.

Credit:

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley

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