BetOnline released look-ahead lines for potential College Football Playoff matchups.The College Football Playoff committee slotted Alabama at No. 1 in its initial rankings . Alabama also is the consensus No. 1 in the AP Top 25. IT is no surprise that Oddsmakers like the chances for the Tide.
Alabama -4 vs. Ohio State
Alabama -6.5 vs. Clemson
Alabama -10.5 vs. Notre Dame
They also put out the following spreads for other potential CFP matchups.
Ohio State -1.5 vs. Clemson
Ohio State -6 vs. Notre Dame
Clemson -5 vs. Notre Dame
According to the BetOnline oddsmakers, Ohio State is the second-best team in college football, 1.5 points better than Clemson.
Will the Buckeyes even make the playoffs? According to Big Ten rules, a team must play at least six games in order to qualify for the conference title game.
There are loopholes that involve a number of canceled games by other teams in the conference. But Ohio State may need to play Michigan State and Michigan in the next two weeks in order to have a chance at a conference championship win.