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  • Track the College Football Playoff National Championship odds for every contending NCAA football program
  • Alabama opened as a +325 favorite to defend its title
  • 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 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship odds, distilling an average from the futures at major online sports-betting sites.  

National Championship Favorites

2022 CFP National Championship Odds

Team Odds
 Alabama +300
Clemson +388
Ohio State +600
Georgia +775
Oklahoma +788
Iowa State +2500
Texas A&M +3225
Florida +3325
USC +3400
Notre Dame +3575
Texas +3700
LSU +3875
Oregon +4250
UNC +4250
Miami +5250
Penn State +6250
Wisconsin +6500
OK State +6900
Cincinnati +7000
Auburn +7625
Indiana +8750
Michigan +9500
Washington +10000
Iowa +10250
Arizona State +11250
Ole Miss +12500
West Virginia +12500
Kentucky +13750
Tennessee +15000
Tennessee UCLA +15000
Florida State +16250
Northwestern +17500
Pittsburgh +17500
Utah +17500

Odds as of Jan. 25, 2021.

Odds Movement Timeline

  • Jan. 25: Alabama’s odds have already shortened from +325 to +300. Two other top-five teams – Georgia and Oklahoma – saw their odds fade slightly: Georgia dropped from +750 to +775 and Oklahoma from +725 to +788.
  • Jan. 12: The day after Alabama routed Ohio State in the 2021 National Championship Game (52-24), the Tide opened as +325 favorites to repeat.

ACC Teams

With Notre Dame going back to independent status for the 2021-22 season, the ACC is once again Clemson vs the field … with the Tigers heavily favored.

Big 12 Teams

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

Oklahoma has made the playoff four times, but lost in the semifinals each year.

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 twice). 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.

Group of Five Contenders

Notre Dame made the 2019 CFP but was destroyed 30-3 by Clemson in the semifinal. They were also demolished 31-14 in the 2021 semifinals by Alabama.

College Football Playoff Appearances & Records

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

Table updated through 2021 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: 2021, 2020, 2019