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Bovada’s 2016 title odds shifted dramatically after National Signing Day
ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 28: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after rushing for a fourth quarter touchdown against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The odds for a national champion this far out are always going to be shifting, as our perceptions of teams will change a lot between now and the start of the season.

However, apparently some fans saw enough at National Signing Day to bet the house on a couple of teams, as the College Football Playoff champion odds shifted dramaticaly at the Bovada sports book after Wednesday. Here is what they looked like before National Signing Day:

Alabama: 7/1
Clemson: 15/2
Baylor: 12/1
Michigan: 12/1
Ohio State: 12/1
LSU: 14/1
Notre Dame: 14/1
Oklahoma: 14/1
Stanford: 14/1
Florida State: 16/1

And here is what they looked like after National Signing Day:

Ohio State: 6/1
Alabama: 7/1
Michigan: 15/2
Clemson: 15/2
Oklahoma: 14/1
Tennessee: 14/1
LSU: 14/1
Baylor: 16/1
Stanford: 16/1
Notre Dame: 16/1

That may all just be a coincidence, but it looks like bets heavily favored Michigan and Ohio State after National Signing Day. That makes some sense, as both schools pulled in great recruiting classes, with Michigan even landing the No. 1 overall recruit in Rashan Gary.

Of course, the flaw here is that Alabama and Clemson also pulled in great recruiting classes, with some recruiting services rating Alabama as the top class in the nation.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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