It’s safe to say the Boston College Eagles aren’t expected to reign over the NCAA Football land.

Westgate Sportsbook on Monday gave BC 500/1 odds to reach the College Football Playoff this season, according to Gaming Today. BC enters the season hoping to improve on its 2018 campaign, in which it went 7-5. But oddsmakers apparently believe joining the ranks of Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State in the ranks of college football’s elite is a step too far.

BC’s College Football Playoff odds aren’t too surprising, given that the Eagles spent just four weeks in the top-25 poll last season.

Although star running back A.J. Dillon adds to a sense of optimism around Steve Addazio’s program, the Eagles must surpass expectations greatly to navigate their way through the ACC to compete for college football’s ultimate prize.

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