NCAAF: Which team in the Top 25 will win the national title?

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August 6th, 2019

College football's first Top 25 rankings of the season are out, so let's take a look at each of the teams, their corresponding odds to win the national title and what we think of their chances!

1. Clemson +210

Last season's champs and the deserving favorite, the Tigers' schedule almost guarantees them a spot in the College Football Playoff again this year. They also have the best quarterback in the nation, Trevor Lawrence.

2. Alabama +250

The standard-bearer of excellence in college football, the Crimson Tide has extra motivation after its loss to Clemson in the national title game last year.

3. Georgia +950

The Bulldogs have loads of talent and are likely to play Alabama in the SEC Championship.

4. Oklahoma +1800

Not often does a team get to replace its Heisman winner at quarterback (Kyler Murray) with a signal caller who won a national championship with another program (Jalen Hurts).

5. Ohio State +1400

This team has more elite talent than the rest of the conference combined. The value pick from the Top 25.

6. LSU +2500

Boy, did those odds shoot up! That's what happens when you're in Alabama's division.

7. Michigan +1400

The obvious challenger to Ohio State. The Big 10 champ is almost surely guaranteed a spot in the playoff.

8. Florida +3300

There is too much youth on this team to win it all.

9. Notre Dame +3300

The Irish could make a run, and Ian Book is a leader and great college quarterback.

10. Texas +2800

The Longhorns have too many defensive- and offensive-line starters to replace.

11. Texas A&M +6000

The Aggies might be a great team, but are in way too tough of a division to run the table.

12. Washington +4500

The Huskies are my pick to break the Pac-12's drought of playoff appearances. Remember the name Jacob Eason.

13. Oregon +5000

They Ducks would be +4000 if they got Washington at home.

14. Penn State +7000

Not going to happen with quarterback Trace McSorley now in the NFL.

15. Utah +8000

The Utes will be tough, but don't have anywhere near enough talent to win it all.

16. Auburn +4000

The Tigers have talent to make a run, but have the same dilemma as Texas A&M.

17. Wisconsin +8000

Another value pick, if the Badgers win the Big Ten West and upset Ohio State, they have a chance.

18. Central Florida +20000

Might as well make the Knights 500-1.

19. Iowa +15000

The Hawkeyes can't score enough to win a championship.

20. Michigan State +10000

See above.

21. Washington State +10000

It isn't wise to underestimate Mike Leach, but hard to see a national title trophy going to the Palouse.

22. Syracuse +15000

The Orange have a unique and motivating head coach in Dino Babers, but not enough elite talent.

23. Stanford +10000

The Cardinal gets far too conservative coaching to win every game on the schedule, and that's what it would have to do to win a title.

24. Iowa State +6900

Unlikely, sure, but there's a reason these future odds have dipped relative to the Cyclones' neighbors in the standings. Matt Campbell is one of the best young coaches in the sport.

25. Northwestern +15000

Congratulations on being ranked.

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