Two Big Ten teams continue to have some of the best odds to win this year’s College Football Playoff.
Ohio State maintained its odds at 4-1, behind only Alabama at 3-1, according to Bovada. The Buckeyes had the same odds a week ago and had a bye this past week. Ohio State is currently ranked No. 2 in the AP and Coaches Poll.
But Michigan isn’t too far back. The Wolverines beat Penn State 49-10 on Saturday and saw their odds go from 10-1 to 9-1 to rank fifth.
But two other Big Ten teams have drastic differences this week. Wisconsin went on the road and routed Michigan State 30-6 to go from 66-1 to 40-1, and Nebraska, which beat Northwestern 24-13 on the road, is now 50-1 after previously being 75-1. It’ll be interesting to see how those odds change next week, especially with the Badgers traveling to Michigan on Saturday.
Two weeks ago, Nebraska was 150-1. But consecutive wins against Oregon and Northwestern have changed matters. The polls have noticed as well, as the Huskers went from unranked all the way up to No. 15 in both polls.
On the Heisman front, Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is still a huge favorite. He was at 1-2 and is now even a bigger favorite at 2-5. Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett (now 7-1) and Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers (unchanged at 16-1) are the leading Big Ten candidates.
Here are the latest Bovada odds: