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Are there four teams worthy this year?

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This year doesn’t seem to be one that jumps out at you for elite teams. There are two or three elite teams, and then a whole lot of very-good-to-good teams. This could be the year the middle class and second tier makes their presence known. The real battle seems to be for 4th place this season. You can foresee, on paper, about half a dozen interchangeable teams there.

Still, the favorites with a bullet to make the playoffs are Alabama, Florida State, and Ohio State. The USC Trojans round out the field, while other squads have an outside shot, like Washington, Penn State, Wisconsin, Auburn, Clemson, Oklahoma.

Here are the odds and money lines for the Vegas contenders. There is some good value here. I particularly like Miami; that team is going to surprise people. A more offensively-inclined Wisconsin Badgers team. Also worth a few bucks are the Oklahoma State Cowboys and possibly the Clemson Tigers.

All lines courtesy of Bovada.

Four-Team Playoff Odds (Alphabetically)

Will Alabama make the 4-team playoff?

Yes -250 (2/5)

No +175 (7/4)

Will Auburn make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +600 (6/1)

No -1200 (1/12)

Will Clemson make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +600 (6/1)

No -1200 (1/12)

Will Florida State make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +140 (7/5)

No -180 (5/9)

Will Florida make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +700 (7/1)

No -1500 (1/15)

Will Georgia make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +700 (7/1)

No -1500 (1/15)

Will Kansas State make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1000 (10/1)

No -2500 (1/25)

Will LSU make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +400 (4/1)

No -700 (1/7)

Will Louisville make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1000 (10/1)

No -2500 (1/25)

Will Miami Florida make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1000 (10/1)

No -2500 (1/25)

Will Michigan make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +500 (5/1)

No -1000 (1/10)

Will Notre Dame make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1200 (12/1)

No -3000 (1/30)

Will Ohio State make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +150 (3/2)

No -200 (1/2)

Will Oklahoma make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +250 (5/2)

No -400 (1/4)

Will Oklahoma State make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +700 (7/1)

No -1500 (1/15)

Will Penn State make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +400 (4/1)

No -700 (1/7)

Will TCU make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1200 (12/1)

No -3000 (1/30)

Will Tennessee make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1200 (12/1)

No -3000 (1/30)

Will Texas make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +900 (9/1)

No -1800 (1/18)

Will USC make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +140 (7/5)

No -180 (5/9)

Will Washington U make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +400 (4/1)

No -700 (1/7)

Will Wisconsin make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +700 (7/1)

No -1500 (1/15)

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Four-Team Playoff Odds (From Most Likely to Least Likely)

Will Alabama make the 4-team playoff?

Yes -250 (2/5)

No +175 (7/4)

Will Florida State make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +140 (7/5)

No -180 (5/9)

Will USC make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +140 (7/5)

No -180 (5/9)

Will Ohio State make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +150 (3/2)

No -200 (1/2)

Will Oklahoma make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +250 (5/2)

No -400 (1/4)

Will LSU make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +400 (4/1)

No -700 (1/7)

Will Penn State make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +400 (4/1)

No -700 (1/7)

Will Washington U make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +400 (4/1)

No -700 (1/7)

Will Michigan make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +500 (5/1)

No -1000 (1/10)

Will Auburn make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +600 (6/1)

No -1200 (1/12)

Will Clemson make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +600 (6/1)

No -1200 (1/12)

Will Florida make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +700 (7/1)

No -1500 (1/15)

Will Georgia make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +700 (7/1)

No -1500 (1/15)

Will Oklahoma State make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +700 (7/1)

No -1500 (1/15)

Will Wisconsin make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +700 (7/1)

No -1500 (1/15)

Will Texas make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +900 (9/1)

No -1800 (1/18)

Will Kansas State make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1000 (10/1)

No -2500 (1/25)

Will Louisville make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1000 (10/1)

No -2500 (1/25)

Will Miami Florida make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1000 (10/1)

No -2500 (1/25)

Will Notre Dame make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1200 (12/1)

No -3000 (1/30)

Will TCU make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1200 (12/1)

No -3000 (1/30)

Will Tennessee make the 4-team playoff?

Yes +1200 (12/1)

No -3000 (1/30)

Who jumps out at you?