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Florida State has a good chance of repeating as champions in 2015. Reuters

In January, Florida State defeated Auburn for their first national championship in 14 years. As spring practice begins, oddsmakers don’t think the Seminoles will have to wait nearly as long to win another title.

Bovadla.lv lists Florida State as the favorite to win the 2015 National Championship Game at 4/1 odds. The team will bring back many of their top stars, including Jameis Winston. The Heisman Trophy winner should be even better next year, as a sophomore.

Alabama was ranked No.1 for almost the entire regular season, until losing their last two games. Despite a weak finish, the Crimson Tide are expected to be one of the best teams in college football, once again. At 6/1, their odds are only second to the Seminoles.

In addition to playing well in 2013, Florida State and Alabama enter the upcoming season with two of the best recruiting classes in the NCAA. Scout.com ranks the Crimson Tide with the No.1 class, having acquired seven five-star prospects. The Seminoles have the third-best class, according to Scout.com.

With the SEC’s streak of seven consecutive national champions coming to an end, the conference isn’t expected to be as dominant in 2014-2015. Of the 12 teams listed with the best chance of winning the title next season, only three (Alabama, LSU, Auburn) are from the SEC. The Pac-12 leads the way with four teams in the top 12.

Georgia had a disappointing 2013 season, going 8-5, instead of competing for a title, like many thought they would. The upcoming year is expected to be better for the Bulldogs. At 28/1, they have the best odds of any team that finished the season outside of the top 25.

Below are the complete betting odds for the 50 teams considered to have the best chance of winning the 2015 college football national championship.

Florida State 4/1

Alabama 6/1

Oregon 13/2

Ohio State 9/1

Oklahoma 12/1

LSU 16/1

UCLA 18/1

Auburn 20/1

Michigan State 20/1

Baylor 25/1

Stanford 25/1

USC 25/1

Georgia 28/1

Ole Miss 33/1

Wisconsin 33/1

Arizona State 40/1

Michigan 40/1

Notre Dame 40/1

South Carolina 40/1

Texas 40/1

Clemson 50/1

Florida 50/1

Kansas State 50/1

Missouri 50/1

Oklahoma State 50/1

Texas A&M 50/1

Iowa 75/1

Miami 75/1

Tennessee 75/1

Washington 75/1

Nebraska 75/1

Arizona 100/1

Arkansas 100/1


Mississippi State 100/1

North Carolina 100/1

Oregon State 100/1

Virginia Tech 100/1

West Virginia 100/1

Cincinnati 150/1

Louisville 150/1

Pittsburgh 200/1

TCU 200/1

UCF 200/1

Boise State 250/1

Georgia Tech 250/1

Boston College 500/1

California 500/1

Rutgers 500/1

South Florida 500/1