Clemson leads national championship odds released for 2020 college football season

No. 1 LSU beat No. 3 Clemson 42-25 to win the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night. But before quarterback Joe Burrow and his teammates could even finish their victory cigars, odds for the next national championship following the 2020 season were released by Westgate.

And guess what? The new reigning national champions are not favored!

No, it's the Clemson team that just lost to LSU that's the current favorite to be next year's national champion. It makes sense. Clemson has been a College Football Playoff regular, and unlike LSU, it's star quarterback Trevor Lawrence will be back next season.

The full list of odds is below, but as for value, I think Clemson and Ohio State are solid plays, while Alabama looks nice at 6/1 as well. Further down the board, depending on what happens with its quarterback situation and how it replaces Justin Herbert, there's Oregon at 30-1 that looks like an interesting long shot. Another option is an Oklahoma team that is likely to be the favorite in the Big 12 yet again.

The worst value on the board? Well, I'd go with LSU at 8-1. No team has won back-to-back national titles since Alabama did so in 2011-12. It's not easy to do, and it's more difficult when you lose as many key players as this LSU team will.

TeamOdds
Clemson 9/4
Ohio State 3/1
Alabama 6/1
Georgia 8/1
LSU 8/1
Florida 14/1
Oklahoma 30/1
Oregon 30/1
Notre Dame 30/1
Penn State 30/1
Texas A&M 30/1
Auburn 30/1
Texas 40/1
Michigan 40/1
Wisconsin 60/1
Utah 100/1
Minnesota 100/1
Iowa State 100/1
Washington 100/1
USC 100/1
Tennessee 100/1
Oklahoma State 100/1
Arizona State 100/1
Iowa 200/1
Indiana 300/1
Virginia Tech 300/1
Nebraska 300/1
UCF 300/1
TCU 300/1
Miami 300/1
Florida State 300/1
Boise State 500/1
Virginia 500/1
Louisville 500/1
Cincinnati 500/1
Purdue 500/1
North Carolina 500/1
California 500/1
Ole Miss 500/1
Baylor 500/1
Washington State 500/1
Michigan State 500/1
Kansas State 500/1
Missouri 500/1
Kentucky 500/1
UCLA 500/1
Texas Tech 500/1
Stanford 500/1
South Carolina 500/1
Oregon State 500/1
West Virginia 500/1
Wake Forest 500/1
Pittsburgh 500/1
Mississippi State 500/1
Maryland 500/1
Houston 1000/1
Tulane 1000/1
Appalachian State 1000/1
Memphis 1000/1
SMU 1000/1
BYU 1000/1
Syracuse 1000/1
Colorado 1000/1
Arizona 1000/1
Duke 1000/1
Illinois 1000/1
Northwestern 1000/1
NC State 1000/1
Fresno State 1000/1
Kansas 1000/1
Arkansas 1000/1
Boston College 1000/1
Georgia Tech 1000/1
Vanderbilt 1000/1
Rutgers 1000/1
Air Force 2000/1
Navy 2000/1
Louisiana 5000/1
Temple 5000/1
Wyoming 5000/1
San Diego State 5000/1
Florida Atlantic 10000/1
Buffalo 10000/1
Army 10000/1
Ohio 10000/1
Tulsa 10000/1
Louisiana Tech 10000/1
Marshall 10000/1
Western Kentucky 10000/1
Hawaii 10000/1
Arkansas State 10000/1
Georgia Southern 10000/1
UAB 10000/1
South Florida 10000/1
Western Michigan 10000/1
East Carolina 10000/1
Southern Mississippi 10000/1
Miami-Ohio 10000/1
Utah State 10000/1
Central Michigan 10000/1
Colorado State 10000/1
Kent State 10000/1
Toledo 10000/1
Florida International 10000/1
Liberty 10000/1
Charlotte 10000/1
Middle Tennesse State 10000/1
Louisiana-Monroe 10000/1
Georgia State 10000/1
Troy 10000/1
North Texas 10000/1
Eastern Michigan 10000/1
Coastal Carolina 10000/1
UNLV 10000/1
Ball State 10000/1
San Jose State 10000/1
Nevada 10000/1
Northern Illinois 10000/1
Texas State 10000/1
Rice 10000/1
New Mexico 10000/1
South Alabama 10000/1
UConn 10000/1
UTSA 10000/1
New Mexico State 50000/1
Old Dominion 50000/1
UTEP 50000/1
Bowling Green 50000/1
Akron 50000/1
UMass 50000/1
CBS Sports Writer

Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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