Clemson, Lawrence favorites for next season
If there’s any consolation for Clemson after Monday night’s loss to LSU, it’s that it could very well be back in the national championship next season.
Westgate Sportsbook released its odds for next season — and Clemson is at the top. The Tigers are given 9/4 odds to take their second national title in three years, and third since the 2016 season.
The Tigers are the favorite, followed by
Ohio State (3-1), Alabama (6-1), Georgia (8-1) and LSU (8-1).
Reasons for continued success for Dabo Swinney’s program starts with the return of quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Lawrence boasts a career record of 25-1. He’s the early Heisman Trophy favorite, according to sportsbetting.ag, ahead of Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Southern Cal quarterback Kedon Slovis and Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard.
Lawrence threw for 3,665 yards, 36 TDs and eight interceptions this season as a sophomore.
“We’re going to be fine,” Lawrence said Monday. “We’ll be back.”
Final poll: LSU finished No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the third time in school history, with Clemson No. 2 and Ohio State No. 3.
LSU (15-0) received all 62 first-place votes.
The Tigers also won AP titles in 2007 and 1958.