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  • Track the college football championship odds for every contending NCAA football program
  • After Week 4, Georgia is a slight betting favorite over Alabama and Ohio State
  • The graphs below show the movement in the National Championship odds, starting the day after last season’s title game

This page tracks the 2023 college football championship odds, distilling an average from the futures at major online sports-betting sites.

The top-four NCAAF national championship favorites have remained the same since opening: Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, and Clemson.

National Championship Favorites

 

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2023 NCAAF Championship Odds

Team Odds
Georgia +175
Alabama +250
Ohio State +300
USC +1200
Clemson +2000
Michigan +2500
Oklahoma +4000
NC State +5000
Ole Miss +5000
Penn State +5000
Baylor +8000
Minnesota +8000
Oregon +8000
Utah +8000
Arkansas +10000
Kentucky +10000
OK State +10000
Tennessee +10000
Mississippi State +12500
Texas A&M +12500
Cincinnati +15000
Florida +15000
Iowa State +15000
Kansas State +15000
North Carolina +15000
Syracuse +15000
TCU +15000
Washington +15000

Odds as of Sep. 25, 2022, at Barstool Sportsbook

Odds Movement Timeline

  • Sep. 11: After Alabama narrowly escaped Texas (20-19), the Tide saw their odds fade from +178 to +190. Georgia is a close second-favorite at +225 after dominant wins in Weeks 1 and 2.
  • Aug. 10: Just 17 days from Week 0, the Buckeyes (+300) have overtaken Georgia (+388) for second-favorite. Bama remains heavy chalk at +180.
  • 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.

 

CFP Championship Public Betting Splits

NCAAF title splits as of mid-July

2023 National Championship betting splits as of July 20, 2022, as DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

The early public-betting splits for the 2023 College Football Playoff show Alabama and Ohio State getting nearly half the money between them. Alabama is first at 31.6% of the national championship betting handle, while Ohio State is at 17.8%. No other team has gotten more than 7.6% (Texas A&M). Reigning champion Georgia is down at 2.6% of the betting handle at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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
Kirby Smart (Georgia) 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