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College Football Playoff and SEC Odds for 2015-16

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A look at the most recent odds for this year's CollegeFootball Playoff champion odds, as well as who will win the SEC East and West.

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The 2015 college football season can't come fast enough.

We're now two months way until the first game of the '15 season kicks off. As of now, Ohio State remains the favorite to repeat as College Football Playoff champions with +370 odds. The Buckeyes have been viewed as the favorite for this coming season ever since winning it all in 2015.

That said, here's a look at the teams with the best odds to win the 2016 NCAA National Championship, courtesy of 5Dimes.

Ohio State

+370

Alabama

+850

TCU

+950

Auburn

+1150

Florida State

+1300

USC

+1500

Oregon

+2100

Baylor

+2400

LSU

+2750

Michigan State

+2800

Georgia

+2900

Clemson

+3200

Notre Dame

+3200

UCLA

+3200

Oklahoma

+4000

Mississippi

+4500

Arkansas

+4700

Stanford

+6100

Texas A&M

+6500

Texas

+6700

Tennessee

+6800

Arizona State

+7200

Wisconsin

+7500

Florida

+8000

Mississippi State

+8200

Michigan

+8800

Georgia Tech

+9000

Oklahoma State

+9250

Arizona

+12500

Looking at the top four, Ohio State, Alabama, TCU and Auburn have the best odds to win this year's CFP championship. Florida State barely remains in the top five, and it's a bit surprising to see USC ahead of Oregon.

In terms of value, Arkansas at +4700 may be the best bet. The Hogs return most of their starters from a team that went 7-6, but lost four games by a combined 22 points last year, including a one-point loss to Alabama. UCLA is another sneaky team if they can find a QB.

Now, here's a look at the odds for this year's SEC division winners:

EAST

Georgia

+170

Tennessee

+260

Missouri

+490

Florida

+600

South Carolina

+950

Kentucky

+1700

Vanderbilt

+4000

WEST

Alabama

+245

Auburn

+345

LSU

+455

Arkansas

+500

Mississippi

+545

Texas A&M

+1400

Mississippi State

+1500

Personally, I'd be all over Mississippi State at +1500. After all, they lost just two SEC games last year and return most of their skill players, including Dak Prescott, who has the sixth-best odds to win the Heisman at +1425.

In the East, it's really hard for me to see anyone outside of Georgia, Tennessee or Missouri winning the division. Florida, South Carolina and Kentucky have some nice talent, but not nearly enough depth to win 6+ games in conference play.

Finally, here's a look at the odds to win the SEC outright:

Alabama

+350

Georgia

+500

Auburn

+500

LSU

+600

Arkansas

+750

Mississippi

+850

Tennessee

+1000

Missouri

+1700

Texas A&M

+2100

Mississippi State

+2500

Florida

+2800

South Carolina

+4000

Kentucky

+8500

Vanderbilt

+30000

LSU at +600 is too high for me. They still don't appear to have solved their QB issues in addition to losing a wealth of talent to the NFL draft over the past three years. That's going to catch up to the Tigers as it did last year.

Texas AM with the fifth-lowest odds seems too low. They showed flashes of being a great team last year and now have their QB established while returning 16 starters from a year ago.