Vegas says these five teams are the most likely to make the CFB playoff and they’re real close
during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

The 2016 college football season will soon be underway, which means odds makers in Vegas are calculating data to determine who has the best shot at making the College Football Playoffs. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy shared the first returns of those odds, and to no one’s surprise, Alabama is favored to start the year.

They may be favored to make the playoffs, but the top five teams (Alabama, Michigan, Clemson, Oklahoma and Ohio State) are pretty much dead-even in their chances at a post season bid.

Here is the complete list:

  • Alabama, 6-1
  • Michigan, 7-1
  • Clemson, 8-1
  • Oklahoma, 8-1
  • Ohio State, 8-1
  • Florida State, 12-1
  • Baylor, 15-1
  • LSU, 15-1
  • Notre Dame, 15-1
  • Tennessee, 15-1
  • Auburn, 30-1
  • Georgia, 30-1
  • Michigan State, 30-1
  • Ole Miss, 30-1
  • UCLA, 30-1
  • Stanford, 30-1

In what seems to be an annual tradition, six SEC schools were listed as teams with the best chances at a Playoff spot, though LSU, the SEC school with the second-best chance, is at just 15-1 odds.

[h/t College Spun]

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