The 2015 season just ended, but you can already bet on who will win next year's National Championship, which will be played 360 days from now. And in no surprise, this year's champion and runner-up are the two favorites to win the title again next year, according to Bovada.
Alabama is a 7/1 favorite, with the most talented roster in the country, while Clemson has 15/2 odds, with star quarterback Deshaun Watson and many other star players returning next year. They're also No. 1 and No. 2, though in opposite order, in SB Nation's way-too-early 2016 top 10.
Behind this year's title participants are Baylor and two Big Ten rivals. Ohio State loses nine underclassmen and more talented seniors to the NFL Draft, but the Buckeyes still have a lot of talent. Michigan will give the Buckeyes a fight in the Big Ten East, returning most of its offensive players, and the stars in its defensive backfield. Baylor will have star quarterback Jarrett Stidham [and actual starter Seth Russell] back, with a proven offense.
LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Stanford come in just behind that group at 14/1 odds.
|Ohio State||12/1||Oklahoma State||50/1|
|Ole Miss||22/1||Virginia Tech||75/1|
|Michigan State||33/1||Georgia Tech||100/1|