Let’s get it out of the way.
Alabama, Ohio State, FSU and Oklahoma aregonna be good.
They are going to be favorites to win basicallyevery season until something ridiculous happens.
So, let’s dig deep and find the best valueon the national championship futures board for YOU.
First, we got the Oregon Ducks at +7500.
Yeah, Oregon kind of sucked last season but the talent is there.
New defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt will be shifting back to a 3-4, which the roster was always better suited for.
Apparently Brady Hoke didn’t get that memo.
Plus, the offense played well last season despite starting red shirt freshman all over the offensive line and at quarterback.
The schedule starts pretty easy, so Oregonhas time to make mistakes and fix them early on.
Plus, having Royce Freeman doesn’t hurt.
Second, we have the West Virginia Mountaineerscoming in at +10000.
WVU is entering 2017 off a fantastic season but have holes to fill all over the roster.
The key will be Will Grier.
The Florida-transfer gives the offense a quarterbackwith elite level potential.
And Grier has the luxury of working with quarter back whisperer Jake Spavital.
The defensive secondary will be completelydifferent from 2016, but it’s a situation Dana Holgorsen has found himself in before.
The Big 12 still runs through the state ofOklahoma, but regular season victories over the Sooners and Cowboys would make the Mountaineerstitle contenders.
Of course, there are plenty of teams thatcan be hoisting the trophy in Atlanta, so feel free to let us know how you are backing.
And as always, here’s hoping you beat that bookie.