Ohio State’s national championship odds received quite the boost this weekend following the news of Justin Fields’ eligibility ruling.
The NCAA ruled in favor of Fields on Friday evening, allowing the former Georgia quarterback to play immediately in 2019, bypassing typical transfer rules that would require him to sit out one season. With that ruling, the Buckeyes’ national title odds saw an improvement.
Before the news, Ohio State was listed with 12/1 odds to win next year’s national championship. Now, the Buckeyes have 8/1 odds, according to Bovada.
– Before Justin Fields’ eligibility decision: 12/1
– Now: 8/1 👀 https://t.co/Nw6mhWOCEa
— John Sabol (@John_Sabol) February 8, 2019
Now that Fields is eligible, Ohio State will likely be the favorite to win its third straight B1G title and contend for a spot in the College Football Playoff. The B1G hasn’t been represented the last two seasons.
Fields will challenge Matthew Baldwin for the starting job with the Buckeyes.