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Vegas: J.K. Dobbins on the Heisman odds board, Ohio State football title odds slip again

Two electrifying performances this season has Dobbins on the Heisman odds board.

Army v Ohio State Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

With Week 3 of college football in the books, the sportsbooks have issued new odds going into the fourth week of the season. Bovada, one of the more popular online sportsbook, released their updated odds—and, again, the Ohio State Buckeyes lost ground.

Entering the Army West Point contest, Urban Meyer’s squad carried odds that hovered around 8/1. Even though the Buckeyes defeated the Black Knights convincingly, 38-7, the oddsmaker pushed OSU back slightly to 17/2 odds of winning the title.

Good news, though, for the Scarlet and Gray: freshman running back J.K. Dobbins has now shown up on the Heisman odds list for the first time this season. Dobbins has the 12th best odds right now, sitting as a 40/1 longshot.

While Dobbins continues to shine, the Buckeyes have some ground to make up against other college football powers. Leading the national championship odds table are the defending runner-ups, the Alabama Crimson Tide. Nick Saban’s crew holds 2/1 odds to win it all. Right behind the Tide is the team that defeated them in last season’s College Football Playoff National Championship, the Clemson Tigers.

After a blowout win against Louisville on the road, the Tigers saw one of the bigger leaps in the odds this week. Dabo Swinney’s program had 14/1 odds before playing the Cardinals; now, those odds are at 11/2.

Below is a table of the top 10 teams with the best odds. (Remember: odds are fluid, meaning, they can fluctuate at any given time. These odds were gathered at 2:50 p.m. ET on Sept. 18).

Odds to win the 2018 CFP National Championship (9/18/17)

Team Last Weeks Odds (9/11/17) Current Odds (9/18/17)
Team Last Weeks Odds (9/11/17) Current Odds (9/18/17)
Alabama 7/4 2/1
Clemson 14/1 11/2
USC 6/1 7/1
Oklahoma 8/1 8/1
Ohio State 8/1 17/2
Oklahoma State 18/1 9/1
Penn State 14/1 12/1
Michigan 14/1 20/1
Wisconsin 22/1 22/1
Georgia 25/1 22/1

On the Heisman odds, Louisville’s quarterback Lamar Jackson no longer holds the top spot. That belongs to the Oklahoma Sooners’ QB Baker Mayfield. Mayfield currently holds 7/4 odds of taking home the Heisman Trophy.

J.T. Barrett, who began the season with odds around 10/1, now has slid all the way to 33/1. Before playing Army, Barrett had Heisman odds at 25/1. After running for a touchdown and throwing for two more against the Black Knights, the three-time OSU captain passed Drew Brees’ on the Big Ten conference list for most TDs responsible for.