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CFP champion Alabama already 2022 favorite

Field Level Media
12 Jan 2021, 16:40 GMT+10

The celebrations were barely underway Monday night after Alabama's latest national title when the Crimson Tide were installed as one of the favorites to claim the championship again next year.

Clemson, which lost in a national semifinal on Jan. 1, is the co-favorite or second favorite at various sportsbooks.

BetMGM and DraftKings had Alabama at 300 and Clemson at 350. FanDuel listed the Crimson Tide at 350 and the Tigers at 400, with Georgia also at 400. SportsBetting.com tabbed Alabama at 300, Clemson at 400 and Georgia at 500.

Alabama and Clemson topped PointsBet's list at 300, with Ohio State next at 500. The Buckeyes also were the third choice at DraftKings at 400, third at BetMGM at 500 and fourth at FanDuel at 600.

The fourth choice at DraftKings was Oklahoma at 800, with Georgia at 1400. The Sooners were the fourth choice at SportsBetting.com at 600 and the co-fourth choice at FanDuel at 600, along with Ohio State. Georgia and Oklahoma shared fourth for PointsBet at 800.

Top-ranked Alabama (13-0) demolished third-ranked Ohio State 52-24 on Monday at Miami Gardens, Fla., to give coach Nick Saban his record seventh national championship.

The Buckeyes (7-1) couldn't control Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith, the Heisman Trophy winner, who piled up 215 yards and three touchdowns on 12 first-half receptions before exiting with an injury.

--Field Level Media

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