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Alabama remains the 2016 title favorite with 5-1 odds.

By SI Wire
June 06, 2016

Alabama remains the early favorite to repeat as national champions for the 2016 season based on Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook odds, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

The Crimson Tide hold 5-1 odds despite losing Heisman Trophy winning running back Derrick Henry to the NFL.

Clemson, Michigan and Oklahoma hold 7-1 odds, with Ohio State at 8-1.

Baylor's title odds plunged from 15-1 to 60-1 following the firing of head coach Art Briles in the wake of the program's sexual assault scandal. Briles was fired May 26 after a Pepper Hamilton report outlined the extent of the mishandling of sexual assault allegations that occurred under the coach's watch.

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In addition to being among the title favorites, Clemson has the Heisman favorite in quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has 9-2 odds to take home the award. LSU running back Leonard Fournette and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey are close behind with 5-1 odds.

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