The Alabama Crimson Tide are favored to win the 2018 College Football Playoff title again in 2018. In other news, the sun is expected to rise in the east and set in the west on Tuesday.
Yep, another year of college football means another year where Nick Saban’s crew is heavily favored to win it all. Brett McMurphy shared the latest odds, per Las Vegas SuperBook, which show the Crimson Tide is, by far, seen as the team to beat in 2018.
Michigan, PennSt 12/1
OU, Washington 20/1
Auburn, FSU 25/1
LSU, Texas, Wisconsin 30/1
Miami, USC, Virginia Tech, West Virginia 40/1
Notre Dame, Stanford 50/1
MichSt, Texas A&M 60/1
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) April 9, 2018
There are a couple of legitimate surprises here to note, however. Both Florida State and Texas A&M, coming off disappointing 7-6 seasons, are seen as decent long shots by Vegas. Both programs, of course, are under new leadership, with Jimbo Fisher having taken over at College Station (after leaving FSU) and Willie Taggert having replaced him as the head coach of the Seminoles.
The rest of this list is pretty much standard fare. The usual suspects are in the usual places, though for the sake of fun we hope at least a few surprises will pop up between now and the College Football Playoff.
The one thing nobody should expect, however, is for Alabama to lose its spot atop the college football hierarchy. Saban has this thing on lockdown for the foreseeable future.