The opening weekend in college football is this Saturday. Sure, there are only five games scheduled but a few of these teams have odds to win the championship. With that in mind, here is a look at the favorites heading into the 2017-18 season.

Alabama (+245) is the preseason favorite to win the National Championship. This is the fourth time in the last seven years that Nick Saban’s squad is expected to win it all before kickoff of the first game. Bama has four titles in the last eight years but none when ranked No. 1 to start the season.

Behind Alabama is USC (+775), Ohio State (+800) and Florida State (+975). These are the only other teams with better than 10/1 odds. The Trojans and Buckeyes each have double-digit win totals and all three teams are favorites to win their respective conferences.

Clemson, the defending champions, are +3600. The Tigers will be without star quarterback Deshaun Watson as well as five other players selected in the NFL Draft. This is still a talented team but how quickly can Dabo Swinney develop a new quarterback?

Among other notable teams, Oklahoma (+1800) in first year without Bob Stoops, Washington (+2350) was a playoff participant from last year and Louisville (+5300) returns the reigning Heisman winner Lamar Jackson.

The 2018 College Football Playoff Championship game is on January 8th.


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2017-18 National Championship Odds (5Dimes)

TeamOdds
Alabama+245
USC+775
Ohio State+800
Florida State+975
Oklahoma+1800
LSU+2000
Auburn+2000
Penn State+2200
Washington+2350
Michigan+2700
Georgia+3500
Clemson+3600
Wisconsin+4000
Oklahoma State+4250
Texas+5000
Louisville+5300
Miami+8000
Notre Dame+8700
Virginia Tech+9000
Tennessee+10300
UCLA+10300
Stanford +11000
Oregon+11500
TCU+11500
Kansas State+12000
South Florida+12500
Washington State+16000
BYU+22500
NC State+22500
Texas A&M+22500
Nebraska+22500
Colorado+35000
Utah+35000
Iowa+40000
Northwestern+40000
Arkansas+50000
West Virginia+50000
Arizona State+60000
Baylor+60000
Michigan State+60000
Minnesota+60000
Mississippi State+60000
North Carolina+65000
Pittsburgh+65000
Georgia Tech+70000
Boise State+90000
South Carolina+95000