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  • Track the College Football Playoff National Championship odds for every contending NCAA football program
  • Alabama opened as favorites, followed by defending-champion Georgia
  • The graphs below show the movement in the National Championship odds, starting the day after last year’s title game

The college football season may be short-lived, but betting on the next National Championship is open nearly all year.

This page tracks the 2023 College Football Playoff National Championship odds, distilling an average from the futures at major online sports-betting sites.  

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2023 CFP National Championship Odds

Team Odds
Alabama +213
Georgia +313
Ohio State +550
Clemson +1100
Texas A&M +2750
USC +3250
Michigan +3500
Oklahoma +3500
Oregon +5000
Notre Dame +5750
Wisconsin +5750
Florida +6000
Utah +6000
Miami +7000
OK State +7000
Ole Miss +7000
Penn State +7000
Tennessee +9000
Kentucky +10000
LSU +10500
Michigan State +10500
Texas +11500
Arkansas +12500
Auburn +12500
Baylor +12500
UNC +12500
SouthCarolina +12500

Odds as of Feb. 1, 2022.

Odds Movement Timeline

  • Feb. 1: USC landed top QB transfer Caleb Williams from Oklahoma and saw its title odds improve from +5000 to +4000.
  • Jan. 10: Alabama opened as +250 favorites to win the 2022-23 CFP title. Defending-champion Georgia is second a +450. Ohio State (+700) is the only other team in triple digits.

ACC Teams

Clemson and Florida State remain the only ACC teams ever to reach the four-team playoff.

Big 12 Teams

The Big 12 is the only Power 5 conference to have never sent a team to the CFP National Championship.

Big Ten Teams

Ohio State won the very first edition of the CFP back in 2015.

The Buckeyes lost in the semifinals in both 2017 and 2020, and the title game in 2021. Michigan State made an appearance in the CFP in 2016, but were hammered 38-0 in the semifinal by Alabama.

Pac-12 Teams

Oregon is responsible for the PAC-12’s only CFP National Championship appearance. The Ducks lost 42-20 in the very first edition.

Washington is the only team from the conference to make it back to the playoff since then.

SEC Teams

The SEC is the only conference to ever send two teams to the same playoff (which it’s done three times). Both Alabama and Georgia were a part of the 2018 CFP, and actually met in the National Championship, as well. In 2021, Alabama and Florida both qualified. In 2022, Georgia and Bama met in the title game again.

Group of Five Contenders

Cincinnati became the first G5 team to qualify for the four-team playoff in 2021-22, losing to Alabama 27-6 in the Cotton Bowl.

College Football Playoff Appearances & Records

Team # of Appearances CFP Record # of Titles
Alabama 7 8-3 3
Clemson 6 6-4 2
Oklahoma 4 0-4 0
Ohio State 4 3-3 1
Georgia 2 3-1 1
Notre Dame 2 0-2 0
Oregon 1 1-1 0
Florida 1 0-1 0
Florida State 1 0-1 0
LSU 1 2-0 1
Cincinnati 1 0-1 0
Michigan 1 0-1 0
Michigan State 1 0-1 0
Washington 1 0-1 0

Table updated through 2022 CFP.

There are only six teams who have won a game in the College Football Playoffs, and both Alabama and Clemson have more CFP wins than the others combined. These two schools have simply dominated the CFP era.

No Independent or team from a Group 5 Conference has ever won a national championship in this time.

National Championships by Coach

Coach (Current Team) Number of National Titles
Nick Saban (Alabama) 7
Urban Meyer (Retired) 3
Dabo Swinney (Clemson) 2
Jimbo Fisher (Texas A&M) 1
Les Miles (Kansas) 1
Mack Brown (North Carolina) 1
Ed Orgeron (LSU) 1

There are only seven “active” coaches with national championship rings locked away (if we count recently retired Urban Meyer). Alabama head coach Nick Saban has twice as many as any other active coach.

Archived NCAAF CFP National Championship Odds: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019