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My best 2017-18 CFB title value bets

Ed Orgeron's LSU Tigers are only 15-1 to win next year's CFB title. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File

Last year, I had a bit of success identifying value bets for next season's CFB title, tabbing eventual playoff participants Ohio State (10-1) and Washington (40-1) along with Louisville (60-1), which was in the CFP mix in November. So I figured I would take another shot in 2017.

Here are my five best value bets right now for the 2017-18 college football title:

LSU Tigers (15-1)

Talent has never been an issue in Baton Rouge. LSU was a different team under Ed Orgeron, and coupled with new offensive coordinator Matt Canada, this could be the season the LSU offense emerges from the dark ages and becomes a complete team.