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  1. #1 Alabama Favored To Repeat As National Champions 
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    Las Vegas expects Crimson Tide to defend CFP title
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    Alabama won its fifth national championship in the past nine seasons Monday night, and it rolls into the offseason as the favorite in Las Vegas to win next season's title too.

    The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook on Monday installed the Crimson Tide as the 2018 favorite at 3-1. Georgia is next at 9-2, followed by Clemson at 6-1 and Ohio State at 8-1. No other team has odds in single digits.

    Michigan opened at 10-1, followed by Penn State at 12-1.

    Alabama rallied back in the second half, behind freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, to beat Georgia 26-23 in overtime in Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T.

    Ed Salmons, a veteran Las Vegas oddsmaker who oversees football odds for the Westgate, said he made Alabama the favorite based on the consistent betting support the Crimson Tide attracts.

    Alabama will have a decision to make at quarterback in the offseason, though. Jalen Hurts, who has started the past two seasons for the Crimson Tide, struggled against Georgia in the title game and was replaced in the second half by Tagovailoa. A touted freshman, Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard pass to DeVonta Smith for the winning touchdown in overtime.

    Texas, Wisconsin, Auburn and Miami all are 25-1 to win next season's national championship. Oklahoma, which will be replacing Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield, is listed at 30-1, along with Washington, LSU and Michigan State.

    UCLA, under new coach Chip Kelly, opened at 100-1. Nebraska, with new coach Scott Frost, is 200-1.

    Coach Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic are 500-1.

    Odds To Win 2019 National Championship At Westgate SuperBook
    Alabama Crimson Tide 3-1
    Georgia Bulldogs 9-2
    Clemson Tigers 6-1
    Ohio State Buckeyes 8-1
    Michigan Wolverines 10-1
    Penn State Nittany Lions 12-1
    Texas Longhorns 25-1
    Miami Hurricanes 25-1
    Wisconsin Badgers 25-1
    Auburn Tigers 25-1
    Oklahoma Sooners 30-1
    LSU Tigers 30-1
    Washington Huskies 30-1
    Michigan State Spartans 30-1
    Next year's championship game will be held Jan. 7, 2019, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
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    UCF should repeat
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    Quote Originally Posted by pathologist View Post
    UCF should repeat
    Hell of a post Path..........wish our gang had thought of it.

    +1 sir.
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