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Here's Who Nick Saban Thinks Should Be Favored To Win It All (It's Not Alabama)

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Alabama is the favorite to win it all this season, according to nearly every sportsbook out there. 

Nick Saban disagrees with the oddsmakers. 

Who does the five-time national champion head coach think should be favored to win the national championship? 

The team his program defeated in last season's College Football Playoff title game: Clemson. 

"How can they not pick Clemson?" Saban said during his appearance at ESPN today. "Deshaun Watson is most dominant player in college football since Cam Newton."

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This is just Saban trying to lessen the expectations for his team, but Clemson's path to the national championship game is clearer than Alabama's. The Crimson Tide are probably a more-talented team, but their quarterback situation is unclear and the schedule is pretty brutal. The Tigers, meanwhile, have a Heisman Trophy contender behind center and a more manageable schedule. 

Who are you betting on to win it all this year?