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TCU given best CFP playoff chances of any Texas school

TCU and coach Gary Patterson have been given the best odds of any college football team from Texas to make this year’s College Football Playoff four-team playoff field.
TCU and coach Gary Patterson have been given the best odds of any college football team from Texas to make this year’s College Football Playoff four-team playoff field. TNS

TCU emerged as the most likely team from Texas to make the College Football Playoff this season based on odds released Friday by Bovada Sports Book. The Horned Frogs were given 17-2 odds to make thee playoff field by the oddsmaker on its website, the only school from the Lone Star State to received individual odds.

The site listed odds for the 21 schools most likely to earn CFP berths and three were from the Big 12. TCU, which placed 16th among the 21 schools considered the most likely playoff candidates, was joined by Oklahoma (7-4), which received the second-best odds nationally. Oklahoma State (7-1) checked in at No. 12.

Alabama, the defending national champion, topped the list with 3-2 odds. Oklahoma was second. Rounding out the top five were Michigan (9-5), Clemson (2-1) and Ohio State (2-1).

In regard to the likelihood of each Power 5 conference producing this season’s national champion, the odds fell this way: SEC (2-1), ACC (7-2), Big Ten (4-1), Big 12 (5-1) and Pac-12 (7-1).

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