The college football season is inching closer and the oddsmakers at Las Vegas Sportsbooks are getting a clearer idea of where to place the lines for this upcoming football season. The Westgate Superbook updated their odds for who will be the four teams in the College Football Playoff with the Ducks in the top dozen of teams with their best odds to make the final four in December.
In no surprise, Alabama and Clemson are both the heavy favorites to make the College Football Playoff at 1/6 odds and Georgia right behind the pair at even 1/1 odds. Oregon checks in with 8/1 odds to make the College Football Playoff, tied with the Florida Gators as the eleventh highest odds according to the Westgate Superbook. The Ducks have received favorable futures odds all season and look to be the Pac-12 team expected to carry the torch for the conference in 2019.
With 17 returning starters and Heisman hopeful Justin Herbert leading the team, Las Vegas and other college football predictors think highly of the Ducks. The Ducks have received favorable futures odds all season and look to be the Pac-12 team expected to carry the torch for the conference in 2019.
ESPN’s 2019-2020 College Football Playoff predictor has the Ducks with the eighth highest percentage to make the CFP and the highest percentage of any Pac-12 team. According to the playoff predictor, the Ducks have a 14% chance of making the College Football Playoff. Three other Pac-12 teams are listed with a chance as well, Washington (4%), UCLA (1%), and Utah (1%). Auburn has a 7% chance of making the CFP per ESPN.
Last week, ESPN released their Football Power Index and the Ducks sit inside the top 10. The Ducks debut in the 2019 FPI as the No. 10 ranked team in the country, the highest-ranked Pac-12 team in this year’s preseason version of the rankings. The 2019 preseason FPI places Oregon’s projected win-loss total at 9.7 wins and 2.3 losses, with a 2.3% chance of winning all 12 regular-season games and the conference title, and a 35.2% chance of winning the Pac-12 North and winning the Pac-12 championship game.