Clemson might have been dethroned by LSU on Monday night time, however bookmakers consider Dabo Swinney’s crew can bounce again subsequent season.
The Tigers’ 29-game profitable run got here to an finish in New Orleans, relinquishing the nationwide title after dropping 42-25 to LSU in the College Football Playoff championship sport.
However, Clemson has been put in because the oddsmakers’ favourite to reclaim the title subsequent season.
According to Caesars Sportsbook in Las Vegas, the Tigers are a 2/1 favourite forward of Alabama at 4/1, with newly-crowned champions LSU and Ohio State at 9/2 and seven/1 respectively.
Clemson has each pedigree and expertise on its facet.
Aside from the CFP’s inaugural season in 2014, the Tigers been among the many 4 groups qualifying for the semifinals in every of the final 5 years, profitable two titles in the method.
Next season Swinney will nonetheless have the option to depend on Trevor Lawrence, who suffered the primary lack of his collegiate profession on Monday night time and is about to return to the Death Valley for his junior 12 months.
According to FanDuel, Lawrence is 11/2 to win the Heisman Trophy subsequent season, behind 7/Four favourite Justin Fields, who will return to Ohio State in 2020.
While Lawrence will put on orange and white for one more season, Clemson can be with out its seniors and also will lose 2019 Butkus Award winner Isaiah Simmons, who has declared for the NFL draft.
While Lawrence will mild up school soccer once more subsequent season, LSU and Alabama will each have new quarterbacks, with Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa each heading to skilled soccer in April.
The Crimson Tide will even lose vast receivers Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III, whereas Oklahoma will wave goodbye to star wideout CeeDee Lamb and quarterback Jalen Hurts.
Ohio State, who misplaced 29-23 to Clemson in the CFP semifinal final month, will welcome again quarterback Fields, however star defensive finish Chase Young and cornerback Jeff Okudah are heading to the NFL.
Georgia and Florida are fourth- and fifth-favorite at 10/1 and 15/1 respectively and the Bulldogs will even have a brand new quarterback, after Jake Fromm final week confirmed he’ll enter the draft.
Oklahoma reached the CFP semifinal this season solely to be thrashed 63-28 by LSU, and it is a 22/1 outsider to win the title subsequent season, the identical odds as Auburn.
Notre Dame, Texas, Penn State and Michigan spherical out the highest 10, with the Fighting Irish and the Longhorns each at 25/1, whereas the Nittany Lions and the Wolverines are 30/1 photographs.
As LSU has proven this season, nonetheless, nothing can ever be dominated out in school soccer. The Tigers have been a 50/1 outsider when the season started, whereas Clemson was a 9/5 favourite, barely forward of Alabama at 11/5.