Top early 2017 college football national title bets

Can Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers win another title this season? Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Alabama Crimson Tide (5-2 odds) have the best odds to win next year's College Football Playoff, but the betting field is wide-open.

Below are eight value picks that have favorable odds to win the 2017 title, all of which have odds worse than 10-1.

Odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of July 17.

Penn State Nittany Lions (20-1)

No one expected Penn State to win the Big Ten title last season, but the Nittany Lions certainly looked more confident after their upset over Ohio State.