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2016 CFB National Championship Odds: Purdue Off the Board

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And you thought the last three years were bad.

Rushing to get some of that betting action.
Rushing to get some of that betting action.
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Hat tip to on twitter for finding this and bring it to my attention today. Phil Steele released his opening odds to win the 2016 College Football National Championship for the coming season and, well, take a look:

Team Open
Alabama 6-1
Oklahoma 7-1
Clemson 7-1
Ohio St 10-1
Baylor 12-1
Notre Dame 15-1
Florida St 15-1
Tennessee 15-1
Lsu 15-1
Michigan 15-1
Michigan St 20-1
Ole Miss 20-1
Stanford 20-1
Ucla 30-1
Georgia 30-1
Auburn 30-1
Tcu 30-1
Oklahoma St 40-1
Oregon 40-1
Washington 40-1
Florida 50-1
Louisville 60-1
Utah 60-1
Usc 60-1
Boise St 100-1
Arizona St 100-1
Arkansas 100-1
Houston 100-1
Iowa 100-1
Miami Fl 100-1
Nebraska 100-1
North Carolina 100-1
Texas 100-1
Texas A&M 100-1
Wisconsin 100-1
Arizona 300-1
Byu 300-1
Cal 300-1
Georgia Tech 300-1
Minnesota 300-1
Mississippi St 300-1
Penn St 300-1
Pitt 300-1
South Carolina 300-1
Virginia Tech 300-1
Washington St 300-1
West Virginia 300-1
Duke 500-1
Nc State 500-1
Virginia 500-1
Cincinnati 1000-1
Colorado 1000-1
Illinois 1000-1
Indiana 1000-1
Kansas St 1000-1
Kentucky 1000-1
Missouri 1000-1
Northwestern 1000-1
San Diego St 1000-1
South Florida 1000-1
Temple 1000-1
Texas Tech 1000-1
Utah St 1000-1
Boston College 1000-1
Wake Forest 1000-1

Yes, Purdue is missing. That means we have worse than a 1000-1 shot of winning the CFB playoff. It is not so much that Purdue is missing entirely, it is who DID get mentioned as having odds:

Wake Forest - They were 3-9 last year and 1-7 in the ACC. They have 10 wins in three seasons.

Boston College - They were 3-9 as well and went 0-8 in the ACC, but they played Notre Dame close? they, along with Oregon State and Kansas, were the only teams winless in Power 5 conference play.

Colorado - The Buffs were 4-9, 1-8 in the Pac-12, and like Purdue have just two conference wins in three years, but hey, 1000-1!

Utah State - A 6-7 team from a non-Power 5 conference has better odds than us.

Indiana - We have lost all right to claim superiority over Indiana even before this.