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Kentucky’s early CFP National Championship odds

Kentucky is one of 28 teams with early odds to win the 2021 CFP National Championship.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 31 Belk Bowl - Virginia Tech v Kentucky Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The college football season officially concluded last night, which means it’s time to start looking ahead to 2020 and the contenders for the 2021 CFP National Championship.

Of course, the usual suspects have the best odds: the Clemson Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, Ohio State Buckeyes, LSU Tigers, and Georgia Bulldogs.

However, there is one unusual suspect with early odds: the Kentucky Wildcats.

After going 8-5 this past season despite losing their starting quarterback, top six defensive backs, and two of the best players in program history, the Cats will return 18 of 22 starters plus Terry Wilson and Davonte Robinson next season.

Although UK loses its best and most versatile player in Lynn Bowden, it does return more starters than most teams would even dream of. That means Kentucky should be a legitimate threat in 2020.

While most way-too-early preseason polls aren’t taking the Cats too seriously, at least one site is, as Kentucky sits at 100/1 odds to win the 2021 CFP National Championship.

Those odds aren’t great, but just being listed this early shows the way this program has changed since Mark Stoops took over.

Here are the early odds from

  • Clemson +225
  • Alabama +350
  • Ohio State +450
  • LSU +600
  • Georgia +800
  • Florida +1400
  • Auburn +2000
  • Oklahoma +2000
  • Notre Dame +2500
  • Texas +2500
  • Michigan +3300
  • Penn State +3300
  • Texas A&M +4000
  • Florida State +5000
  • Oregon +5000
  • Wisconsin +5000
  • Tennessee +6600
  • Iowa State +10000
  • Kentucky +10000
  • Miami FL +10000
  • Minnesota +10000
  • Nebraska +10000
  • USC +10000
  • Utah +10000
  • Washington +10000
  • Iowa +15000
  • Oklahoma State +15000

As always, gamble responsibly. But at 100/1 odds, I might have to dabble in it a bit myself. As Coach Stoops always says, “Why not?”