Clemson Football: Updated CFB Playoff odds have Tigers as heavy favorite

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The 2020 Clemson football team is favored to make the CFB Playoff

The Clemson football team enters the 2020 season as one of the clear-cut favorites to compete for yet another National Championship.

The Tigers have won two of the last four National Championships and have made five-straight CFB Playoff appearances.

Because of how Dabo Swinney has built this Clemson football program, the Tigers have become a perennial contender and one of the favorites for analysts to predict year-after-year. This season is no different.

Fox College Football released its playoff odds for the upcoming season and had the Tigers as the No. 1 most likely team to make be back in the CFB Playoff.

  • Clemson -550
  • Ohio State -225
  • Alabama -188
  • Oklahoma +125
  • Georgia +175
  • Florida +290
  • LSU +400
  • Texas +450
  • Oregon +450
  • Notre Dame +450

Nothing’s standing in the way another CFB Playoff appearance for Clemson football

When looking at these odds, it’s easy to see why the Tigers are No. 1.

Clemson returns the top backfield duo in the nation with Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne, and the Tigers have plenty of talent and depth to field one of the nation’s most explosive offenses and dominant defenses.

Clemson is going to be favored by double-digits in every single game it plays this regular season, which doesn’t hurt either.

When looking at the rest of the teams around the nation, Ohio State and Alabama are also expected to make the playoff according to the list with Oklahoma and a slew of SEC teams vying for that final spot.

In addition, Texas, Notre Dame and Oregon are listed with +450 odds to make the playoff.

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It’s pretty easy to agree with the list, at least in this respect: Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama are the absolute favorites. After those three, you can make an argument for several other teams across the nation- including the potential for a second SEC team (like Florida, Georgia or LSU) or a second Big Ten team (Penn State).