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The oddsmakers over at OddsShark have released their predictions for win totals—as well as over/under odds—for the top teams in college football, Alabama and Ohio State, come out on top with 10.5 wins.
In second place comes a tie between Oklahoma, USC, FSU, Wisconsin, Washington, and Penn State—Vegas predicts they’ll finish the regular season at 9.5 wins.
By this metric, these eight teams have a pretty good chance of making the playoff just based off of wins.
This is in line with what others have been predicting, but there’s a pretty notable absence with these odds.
Notably missing from the list is Clemson, who’s at nine wins on the season. After their championship year, the Tiger can’t be pleased.
On the surface, a championship team should play well the next year, but there are too many holes in the Clemson roster to give someone much hope that they can do it all again.
The Seminoles are projected to replace the Tigers as the kings of the ACC, highlighting Deshaun Watson’s absence and the hype surrounding quarterback Deondre Francois coming into next season.
Check out the full odds at OddsShark for over/under predictions, but here’s a list of the top five teams’ full odds:
Alabama: 10.5 wins | Over -260 / Under +200
Ohio State: 10.5 wins | Over -205 / Under +165
Oklahoma: 9.5 wins | Over -155 / Under +125
USC: 9.5 wins | Over -150 / Under +120
Florida State: 9.5 wins | Over -140 / Under +110
Bama is projected to take their place back on the top of the college football world, but Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes are not far behind.
Once again people think that the Tide will take the top of the SEC, even in the face of a strong LSU, Florida, and UGA opposition.
USC is placed in fourth place, which makes sense considering their relatively weak schedule.
Nicholai Babis is a sophomore International Studies major at Vassar College. He specializes in College Football. He is a lifelong Seminoles fan, as well as a Rays fan and a Tampa Bay Bucs fan. He grew up in Tampa, Florida. He is a co-owner of the JR report and works for Athletics at Vassar College. He is the college football contributor at the JR Report. Follow Nicholai on twitter @nibabis . Hit him up if you want to discuss CFB, NFL, golf, tennis, and more.