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Bovada: Ohio State has third best odds at winning national title

On the Heisman odds list: Barrett holds 33-to-1 odds, Dobbins back on board with 50-to-1 odds.

CFP National Championship Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

After a Week 5 shut out win on the road against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the Ohio State Buckeyes go into homecoming weekend with 9-to-1 odds at winning the national championship, according to Bovada.

Those odds are the third best in college football, as the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers lead the way heading into Week 6. Nick Saban’s Tide have 7-to-5 odds; the reigning national champions hold 15-to-4 odds at repeating.

The big wins from ‘Bama and Clemson in Week 5 moved their odds up a tad bit. However, for the rest of the teams with the 11 best odds, their odds dipped. Even in victory, the likes of Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Georgia saw their odds get longer.

USC, who lost to the Washington State Cougars on Friday night, had one of the bigger drop of odds, going from 15-to-2 last week, to 14-to-1 this week.

From Monday afternoon to Tuesday evening, there wasn’t much fluidity amongst the teams with the 11 best odds.

Below are the odds for those teams heading into Week 6.

National Championship Odds (10/3)

Team Current Odds (10/3) Last Week's Odds (9/25)
Team Current Odds (10/3) Last Week's Odds (9/25)
Alabama 7/5 19/10
Clemson 15/4 9/2
Ohio State 9/1 7/1
Oklahoma 12/1 8/1
Penn State 12/1 10/1
Michigan 14/1 12/1
USC 14/1 15/2
Georgia 16/1 14/1
Washington 18/1 16/1
Oklahoma State 25/1 20/1
Wisconsin 25/1 22/1

On the Heisman circuit, Saquon Barkley put together another dazzling performance on Saturday afternoon. He returned a kickoff for a touchdown, and helped Penn State throttle the Indiana Hoosiers, 45-14.

Barkley is the leader in the Heisman race, with odds currently sitting at 5-to-4. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is right behind him with 9-to-4 odds.

For the second straight week, Buckeye QB J.T. Barrett is holding at 33-to-1 odds at bringing home the Heisman. Running back J.K. Dobbins is back on the board this week, with odds at 50-to-1.