PennStatePhotosKen Thomson who works for and has the CFB Rankings put out by Las Vegas as opposed to the ones put out by the CFB Committee

Vegas Rankings

(Top 10 CFB teams according to Vegas)

1) Alabama
2) Ohio St
3) Clemson
4) Oklahoma
5) Oklahoma St
6) Notre Dame
7) Baylor
8) Florida
9) Stanford
10) North Carolina

Vegas Rankings voted on by handicapper Bruce Marshall (Gold Sheet senior editor), professional bettor David Malinsky, and Las Vegas sportsbook CG Technology.


Committee Rankings


1) Clemson

2) Alabama

3) Ohio St

4) Notre Dame

5) Iowa

6) Oklahoma St

7) Oklahoma

8) Florida

9) Michigan St

10) Baylor


If Playoffs Started Now (Vegas spread projections)


#1 Clemson favored by 3.5 points over #4 Notre Dame


#2 Alabama favored by 1.5 points over #3 Ohio State


Best Snub


Vegas says #7 Oklahoma best team left out:
Oklahoma favored by 3 points over #4 Notre Dame

Oklahoma favored by 6 points over #5 Iowa
Oklahoma favored by 2.5 points over #6 Oklahoma St


Biggest Disagreement


Overrated: Iowa (Committee says #5; Vegas says only #11)


Underrated: North Carolina (Committee says only #17; Vegas says #10)


Multiple professional bettors rate #17 North Carolina as small favorites over #5 Iowa!


Championship Odds:

Alabama 5/2
Ohio St 3/1
Clemson 4/1
Notre Dame 8/1
Oklahoma 10/1
Oklahoma St 20/1
Iowa 31/1
Florida 33/1
TCU 50/1
Michigan St 64/1
Baylor 75/1
North Carolina 90/1
Michigan 100/1 is the exclusive odds provider for the Associated Press.

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