2021 College Football Championship and Heisman Odds
On Monday night, Alabama completed its perfect season with a 52-24 blowout win over Ohio State. It was quite a six days for Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith. The previous Tuesday, he became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy since Desmond Howard in 1991.
On Monday, in the National Championship Game, he put a stamp on his crowning as the best player in college football with 12 receptions, 215 yards, and three touchdowns. All in the first half.
Naturally, he was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.
Smith will now turn his eyes to the NFL, and the dream of getting a Super Bowl, as will many of the players from both Alabama and Ohio State.
And the college football world now looks ahead to next season and which team might win the National Championship a year from now.
Updated 2021 National Championship Odds by BetUs
The college football betting reality is that the top programs reload, and only occasionally is a new team allowed to sit at the big table. In the seven seasons of the College Football Playoff, only six teams have ever played for a national championship, and five of them are in the top eight on this list; Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia, and LSU. Only Oregon is absent and just off the list at +5000.
Alabama will lose most of its offensive weapons from this year’s championship team, but online bookmakers are not concerned and have the Tide as the favorite to repeat.
There will be no more Trevor Lawrence in Clemson, but no worries for the Tigers. They are expected to be right there at the end of next season fighting for a championship.
Of the top five teams favored to win next year, only Oklahoma has a settled quarterback situation with sophomore Spencer Rattler.
Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State will all have new quarterbacks, and Georgia will have a quarterback competition on its hands with the signing of super recruit Brock Vandagriff.
The expectation was that JT Daniels would be the starter in 2021. Now it’s not as clear.
2021 Heisman Trophy Odds by BetUs
|Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma||+275|
|Bryce Young, Alabama||+500|
|JT Daniels, Georgia||+675|
|D.J. Uiagalelei, Clemson||+750|
|Sam Howell, North Carolina||+750|
|D’Eriq King, Miami||+1500|
|Kedon Slovis, USC||+1600|
|Deuce Vaughn, Kansas State||+1600|
The aforementioned Rattler impressed enough in his first year with Oklahoma to be the offseason favorite to win next year’s Heisman Trophy. Bryce Young, the new quarterback in Alabama, is right behind him.
D.J. Uiagalelei was the No. 2 overall recruit in the country when he agreed to be Clemson’s next quarterback.
In two seasons at North Carolina, Sam Howell already has 68 touchdown passes.
DeVonta Smith broke the stranglehold that quarterbacks have on the Heisman with his win last week. But everyone on this list is a quarterback or running back, and online sportsbooks agree that another wide receiver win is unlikely.