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  • Sportsbooks have posted odds on the best teams in the NCAA earning a spot in the four-team playoff
  • Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State all opened at shorter than even money
  • Clemson and Alabama have the strongest track record in the six-year history of the CFP

Editor’s note (Aug. 18): with the uncertainty surrounding the entire 2020-21 season, most sportsbooks have removed  their college football futures. This tracker will not be updated until the start date and length of the season are finalized.  

The 2020-21 college football season will (hopefully) kickoff on August 29th, when Notre Dame and Navy clash. From there, it’s a mere 3.5 months until the four-team College Football Playoff field is finalized.

The graphs below set out the average odds for the main CFP hopefuls heading into and during the 2020-21 season.

Average 2021 College Football Playoff Odds

  • May 12: The 4-team playoff odds have been open for over six weeks and not a single team has seen its odds change.
  • Mar. 25: the opening odds favor Clemson (-200), Ohio State (-150), Alabama (-125), and Oklahoma (+125).

Odds to Make 2020 College Football Playoff

2021 CFP Contenders Yes No
Clemson -200 OFF
Baylor Ohio State -150 OFF
Alabama -125 OFF
Oklahoma +125 OFF
Georgia +150 OFF
LSU +200 OFF
Notre Dame +275 OFF
Florida +350 OFF
Texas +400 OFF
Texas A&M +400 OFF
Auburn +500 OFF
Oregon +500 OFF
Penn State +600 OFF
Michigan +650 OFF
Washington +1000 OFF
Wisconsin +1000 OFF
Florida St +1400 OFF
Oklahoma St +1400 OFF
Tennessee +1400 OFF
Utah +1400 OFF
Miami +1600 OFF
Minnesota +1600 OFF
Iowa State +2000 OFF
Nebraska +2000 OFF

Odds as of Mar. 25. NB: the year of the title game is used to denote that season’s four-team CFP, even though the semifinals are often played prior to New Year’s Day. Hence, the next playoff will be the “2021 CFP.

As the season progresses, expect to see more teams pop up in the odds-list. The table above will be updated accordingly when they do.

If you don’t see a team you want to bet on in the table above, try the 2020 NCAAF Win Totals tracker, which features a more expansive list of betting options.

Archived CFP Odds: 2020