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Ohio State’s national championship odds improve following Nebraska win

Justin Fields’ Heisman odds improve dramatically as well.

Ohio State v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

Following the all-out obliteration of the Nebraska Cornhuskers last Saturday, the Ohio State Buckeyes moved up in the AP Poll to No. 4. While those rankings don’t technically mean anything in regards to the College Football Playoffs, it is evidence that the Buckeyes’ early season dominance is being recognized by those around the country.

Another place that is noticing how good OSU has looked this season is Las Vegas and those undisclosed island nations that can legally accept wagers from off-shore bettors. According to BetOnline, the Buckeyes’ odds to win the national championship improved from 9/1 on Sept. 23 to 13/2 on Sept. 30. That adjustment also moved them up to the fourth best line in the country, passing LSU — who was idle last week.

Alabama has the best odds to win it all at 5/2 along with Clemson, whose number actually fell from 9/4 the previous week, following their narrow escape of the North Carolina Tar Heels. Georgia, who currently sits in third at 13/2, also fell from the previous week when they were 11/2.

Other Big Ten teams on the board include Wisconsin at 33/1, Penn State at 40/1, Michigan at 50/1, Iowa at 66/1, this week’s Buckeye opponent Michigan State at 100/1, and Minnesota at 250/1. Maryland and Nebraska had come in at fairly sizable long shots before last week, but fell off of the board following their loses on Saturday.

Check out the full national championship odds:

National Championship Odds | Sept. 30

Team 9/23/19 Odds 9/30/19 Odds
Team 9/23/19 Odds 9/30/19 Odds
Alabama 5/2 5/2
Clemson 9/4 5/2
Georgia 112 13/2
OHIO STATE 9/1 13/2
LSU 8/1 8/1
Oklahoma 14/1 10/1
auburn 25/1 25/1
Wisconsin 25/1 33/1
Penn State 50/1 40/1
florida 33/1 50/1
Michigan 100/1 50/1
Texas 25/1 50/1
Utah 50/1 50/1
Iowa 80/1 66/1
Notre Dame 80/1 66/1
Oregon 33/1 66/1
Washington 40/1 66/1
Michigan State 125/1 100/1
Texas A&M 66/1 1001
Oklahoma State 250/1 125/1
Arizona State Off the Board 250/1
Baylor 250/1 250/1
Boise State 80/14 250/1
Central Florida Off the Board 250/1
Memphis 250/1 250/1
Minnesota 250/1 250/1
SMU 100/1 250/1
Wake Forest 250/1 250/1
Appalachian State 500/1 500/1
California 250/1 500/1
Kansas State 500/1 500/1
California 250/1 500/1
Kansas State 300/1 500/1
Virginia 40/1 500/1
Iowa State 500/1 Off the Board
Maryland 250/1 Off the Board
Mississippi State 150/1 Off the Board
Nebraska 50/1 Off the Board
UAB 250/1 Off the Board
USC 100/1 Off the Board
Washington State 250/1 Off the Board

In addition to the title odds, BetOnline also has new numbers for the Heisman Trophy, and Ohio State’s Justin Fields is one of just three players who saw his number increase over the previous week. The sophomore signal caller saw his odds go from 9/1 last week to 5/1 this week, putting him in fourth behind Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama’s Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts, and former Buckeye backup Joe Burrow, now of the LSU Tigers

Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez had come in at 66/1 last week, but after his disastrous performance against the Buckeyes, he fell off of the board completely.

Check out the full Heisman Trophy odds:

Heisman Trophy Odds | Sept. 30

Player 9/23/19 Odds 9/30/19 Odds
Player 9/23/19 Odds 9/30/19 Odds
Tua Tagovailoa 7/4 7/4
Jalen Hurts 7/2 9/5
Joe Burrow 3/1 4/1
Jonathan Taylor 16/1 10/1
Jake Fromm 14/1 20/1
Trevor Lawrence 12/1 22/1
Sam Ehlinger 33/1 33/1
Adrian Martinez 66/1 Off the Board
D'Andre Swift 33/1 Off the Board
Ian book 66/1 Off the Board
Jerry Jeudy 33/1 Off the Board
Justin Herbert 33/1 Off the Board
Travis Etienne 50/1 Off the Board