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2018 College Football Playoff Odds Include West Virginia

2017 is over, so let’s talk about 2018

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 08 CFP National Championship Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

As the confetti flies following the SEC National Title Game, we can now turn our attention to the next season when we allow college football to tug and pull at our heart strings. The 2018 odds are out and what do you know, your West Virginia Mountaineers are included in the first odds of the 2018 season.

Alabama once again leads the national odds, because you just don’t bet against Nick Saban. Dabo Sweeney’s Clemson Tigers are next and after winning a title in 2016 and making the playoffs in 2017, you would expect the Tigers to be a favorite. The Georgia Bulldogs, with freshman quarterback Nick Fromm figure to challenge Saban for SEC supremacy.

As for the Mountaineers, with sensational junior quarterback Will Grier choosing to return for his senior year and touchdown machine David Sills following suit, a Big 12 title and spot in the playoffs is what fans are setting their sights on. Head coach Dana Holgorsen will finally return a majority of talent on both sides of the ball and does so as Heisman trophy winner Baker Mayfield graduates Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph and TCU Horned Frogs senior Kenny Hill also graduate, leaving Grier as the most accomplished quarterback in the Big 12.

2017 may be done but we can’t wait for 2018.