The 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship is schedule for January 7, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. ET at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. And the oddsmakers published their opening odds to win next year’s championship and the latest update from the Las Vegas SuperBook have Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide as the overwhelming favorite to repeat. Odds to Win 2019 College Football Playoff (March 26).
There has been discussion this college football offseason for traditional football powers Notre Dame and Alabama to rekindle their rivalry. The two schools tangled last in the 2012 BCS Championship. The game wasn’t much of a contest unless you were a Tide fan and backer. Alabama defeated Notre Dame 42-14 in Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. Eddie Lacy and C.J. Mosely were the offensive and defensive MVP’s, respectively.
Referencing the matchup as a rivalry to “rekindle” is a stretch. The two schools haven’t put each other on their regular season schedules since the 1987 season. A tilt that the Irish won 37-6 in South Bend.
And while the current discussion to schedule each other is just that, talk, if it does in fact transpire it would likely be in the distant future.
“I’ll say that we are exploring some home-and-homes,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne told the local newspaper. It is noteworthy that he didn’t confirm or name Notre Dame or any other schools as possible opponents.
The truth is that Notre Dame and Alabama have only met seven times in total over the two school football history. The Irish hold a 5-2 all-time series record against Alabama. And three of those seven games, including the BCS championship game in 2012, were bowl games.
We are still five months from the beginning of the 2018-19 college football season. But it is never too early to glance at which school the Las Vegas money is on for the upcoming campaign.
WestGate‘s latest updates on Odds to Win the 2019 College Football Championship:
Odds to Win 2019 College Football Playoff (March 26)