UM still second to Alabama in national title odds

The Detroit News
Taco Charlton is part of a Michigan defensive line that is expected to be among the nation's best.

Michigan’s national championship odds remain second only to defending national champion Alabama.

The Wolverines opened at 15-1 at the Westgate Las Vegas in January, had improved to 7-1 by May and remained there this week.

Only the Crimson Tide at 5-1 have better odds.

Three teams are third at 8-1 – Clemson, Ohio State and Florida State.

Michigan State opened at 20-1 and the Spartans are now 40-1.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS

Alabama, 5-1

Michigan 7-1

Clemson, 8-1

Ohio State, 8-1

Florida State, 8-1

Oklahoma, 10-1

Tennessee, 12-1

LSU, 12-1

Michigan's season will hinge on these players

BIG TEN TEAMS

Michigan, 7-1

Ohio State, 8-1

Michigan State, 40-1

Iowa 60-1

Nebraska, 80-1

Wisconsin, 200-1

Penn State, 300-1

Minnesota 500-1

Northwestern, 500-1

Illinois, 1,000-1

Indiana, 1,000-1

Rutgers, 2,000-1

(No odds listed for Purdue or Maryland.)