No. 1 Alabama, pursuing its fifth national title in eight years, would be favored by more than a touchdown over all seven potential teams it could face in the 2016 College Football Playoff, according to major sportsbooks.
The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas makes 12-0 Alabama an 8-point favorite over Ohio State, -10 vs. Michigan, -12 vs. Clemson, -14 vs. Washington, -18 vs. Wisconsin, -18.5 vs. Colorado and -19 vs. Penn State, per oddsmaker Aaron Kessler.
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook is similarly bullish on Alabama, making the Tide 8.5-point favorites over the Buckeyes and 11.5-point favorites over Clemson, per SportsInsights.
BookMaker.eu also released spreads for Alabama's seven potential foes to our pals over at SportsLine. Here are the lines with comments from BookMaker odds consultant Scott Cooley.
Ohio State +7.5: "You can't discount an Urban Meyer gameplan for any big game, but we'd open higher than a touchdown to see where the action takes it."
Clemson +8: "Would be a great rematch, and out of this entire group, I think the Tigers are best equipped to upset Alabama."
Washington +13: "Chris Peterson is a great coach schematically, but the gap in talent level he has compared to Nick Saban is vast."
Michigan +8: "This would be a heck of a defensive game, just not sure the Wolverines have the offense to be competitive."
Wisconsin +10.5: "I think the sharps might like the Badgers with a double-digit spread. They've liked them all year."
Penn State +17: "Penn State would likely be exposed as a smoke-and-mirror squad if it went toe-to-toe with the Tide."
Colorado +20: "Definitely deserving to be biggest dog of the group, and I highly doubt we'd get much Colorado money from the public."
Alabama is a 24-point favorite in Saturday's 2016 SEC Championship Game against Florida. Final CFP Rankings and playoff pairings will be announced at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday.