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Ohio State rises in national championship odds, Justin Fields dips in Heisman race

And who might crash the Heisman party?

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Though the Ohio State Buckeyes are on their first of two bye weeks this season, coming off of their 34-10 win over then-No. 25 Michigan State, Ryan Day’s squad is seeing its national perception increase rapidly.

The Buckeyes have risen all the way to No. 3 in the AP Poll and No. 4 in the Coaches Poll, while they are within 0.1 points of taking over the top spot in the SP+ rankings from Alabama. In the SB Nation FanPulse survey, college football aficienados from around the country have the Buckeyes in third, but the always insightful LGHL readers have OSU as the top team in the country, naturally.

Following Saturday’s games, BetOnline improved the Buckeyes odds to win the national title from 13/2 to 11/2. Both Clemson and Alabama saw their odds fall from 5/2 to 11/4, despite the fact that they were idle. With their win over Sparty, Ohio State moves out of its tie with Georgia to claim the third best odds on the board.

Check out the full National Championship odds:

National Championship Odds | Oct. 7

Team 9/30/19 Odds 10/7/19 Odds
Team 9/30/19 Odds 10/7/19 Odds
Alabama 5/2 11/4
Clemson 5/2 11/4
Ohio State 13/2 11/2
Georgia 13/2 7/1
LSU 8/1 7/1
Oklahoma 10/1 9/1
Florida 50/1 20/1
Wisconsin 33/1 25/1
Penn State 40/1 33/1
Michigan 0/1 40/1
Utah 50/1 40/1
Auburn 25/1 50/1
Notre Dame 66/1 50/1
Oregon 66/1 50/1
Texas 50/1 50/1
Baylor 250/1 100/1
Boise State 250/1 100/1
SMU 250/1 100/1
Texas A&M 100/1 100/1
Arizona State 250/1 150/1
Iowa 66/1 150/1
Minnesota 250/1 150/1
Memphis 250/1 250/1
Wake Forest 250/1 250/1
Washington 66/1 250/1
Cincinnati Off the Board 500/1
Michigan State 100/1 500/1
Oklahoma State 125/1 500/1
Appalachian State 500/1 500/1
Virginia 500/1 500/1
California 500/1 Off the Board
UCF 250/1 Off the Board
Kansas State 500/1 Off the Board

In addition to the title odds, BetOnline also updated their lines for the Heisman Trophy. Despite his team’s dominant win, OSU quarterback Justin Fields fell from 5/1 to 12/1. He remains in fourth behind Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, LSU’s Joe Burrow, and Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts.

One of the reasons that I think it will be difficult for Fields to get to New York for the Heisman ceremony is that J.K. Dobbins — who is currently not on the board — is turning himself into a contender for the most coveted trophy in college sports. At 137.67 yards per game, the Buckeye running back is third nationally, despite the fact that he has played preicous few snaps in fourth quarters, something that will likely change in the second half of the season. Don’t be surprised if the junior back steals a spot in he finals come December.

Heisman Trophy Odds | Oct. 9

Player 9/30/19 Odds 10/8/19 Odds
Player 9/30/19 Odds 10/8/19 Odds
Tua Tagovailoa 7/4 2/3
Joe Burrow 4/1 3/1
Jalen Hurts 9/5 7/2
Justin Fields 5/1 12/1
Jake Fromm 20/1 20/1
Jonathan Taylor 10/1 20/1
Trevor Lawrence 22/1 33/1
Sam Ehlinger 33/1 40/1