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College Football National Championship Odds for 2016

The latest college football championship odds show that UK has a daunting schedule in 2016.

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With the offseason in full swing, the 2016 college football season can't get here soon enough.

In the meantime, Las Vegas Casinos are releasing betting lines for everything related to the 2016 season, including Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook putting out its national title odds. Here's a look at the top contenders:

  • 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

It's interesting to see this year's odds not nearly as SEC-heavy as we've typically been accustomed too. Only one SEC team is within the six best odds to win it all, so maybe this will actually be a 'down' year for the league in terms of having more than one elite title contender.

Of these teams, Kentucky will face three of them, including the national title favorites and defending champion Alabama Crimson Tide. That game also comes in Tuscaloosa, so don't expect that to be a pretty day for the Cats.

The same unfortunately will be true when UK travels to Knoxville to face a Tennessee Volunteers squad getting a lot of hype for next season while returning the core of their past two teams that have whacked the Cats.

As for the Georgia Bulldogs, I'm not quite as high on them in the midst of a rebuilding year with a new head coach, and I won't be surprised to see that be a close game in Commonwealth Stadium.