For the third time in the last five years, Alabama kicks off the season as the consensus favorite to win the national championship in Las Vegas.
The Crimson Tide are 5-2 at the Westgate SuperBook, just ahead of Ohio State at 3-1. USC, at 7-1, and Florida State, at 8-1, round out the top tier of favorites.
Alabama enters the season having been favored in 97 of its past 98 games. The Crimson Tide were 1-point road underdogs against Georgia in October 2015, ending their streak of 72 consecutive games as the favorite. They won that game 38-10.