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How to Bet on the College Football Playoff

By Carlos Chacon

With Championship Week just days away, the widely-celebrated bowl games and the ever-so important College Football Playoff are also on the horizon. As such, now’s a good time to learn more about how exactly the postseason works on the collegiate gridiron and what it means for the top programs in the nation that are also in the running for a conference title as we speak.

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It’s Called the FBS For A Reason

First off, not all college football teams in the United States are in the running for the covered national title. Only the 130 teams from the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) are eligible to compete in the National Championship Game.

Those 130 college football programs are split across 10 conferences across the nation, with the associated press ranking the top 25 teams in the country on a weekly basis throughout the regular-season campaign. At the tail-end of said campaign, 10 conference champions will be crowned, with each school earning a subsequent bowl game, which we’ll get further into.

Bowling for Soup-remacy

After Championship Week, when the conference title games are decided, the focus then shifts towards the six major “bowl games” known as the New Year’s Six. These are games between only the best college football teams throughout the regular season played in various venues across the nation, namely: the Cotton Bowl, the Fiesta Bowl, the Orange Bowl, the Peach Bowl, the Rose Bowl, and the Sugar Bowl.

Results from Championship Week are as crucial as ever, as two of those three New Year’s Six bowl games will feature the top four teams in the country each playing an elimination game to decide who’ll fight it out for the national title in the final game of the season. The No. 1 seed will take on the No. 4 seed, while the No. 2 seed will do battle with the No. 3 seed.

One Team to Rule Them All

Once the dust from the bowl games have settled, the two winning teams from the two marquee bowl games featuring the top four schools in the country will face one another in the College Football National Championship game.

The Alabama Crimson Tide have won five national titles since 2011 under legendary head coach Nick Saban. However, Saban and the No. 3 Tide are currently (+6.5) underdogs in their SEC Conference Championship Game matchup against Kirby Smart and the top-seeded Georgia Bulldogs. Although, it’s worth noting that the Tide have won six consecutive meetings against the Bulldogs.

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