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The college football season may be short-lived, but betting on the next National Championship is open nearly all year. Here we’ve tracked the 2019 national championship odds from multiple sources and generated an average.

Top Contenders for 2019 CFP National Championship


Odds as of 12/3/2018

Team BetOnline Odds
Alabama -220
Clemson +310
Oklahoma +1000
Notre Dame +1400

Associated Press Top 10 & Average Odds

AP Poll Rank Team SBD’s Average Odds
1 Alabama -230
2 Clemson +290
3 Notre Dame +1400
4 Oklahoma +1300
5 Ohio State +1900
6 Georgia +1500
7 UCF +50000
8 Michigan +860
9 Washington N/A
10 Florida N/A

AP Poll Progression

College Football Playoff Appearances

Team Number of Appearances Number of Titles
Alabama 4 2
Clemson 3 1
Ohio State 2 1
Oklahoma 2 0
Georgia 1 0
Oregon 1 0
Florida State 1 0
Michigan State 1 0
Washington 1 0

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Big 12 Conference

Big Ten Conference

National Championships by Coach

There are only four active coaches with national championship rings locked away. Alabama head coach Nick Saban has more than the other three combined.

Coach Number of National Titles
Nick Saban 6
Urban Meyer 3
Jimbo Fisher 1
Dabo Swinney 1

PAC-12 Conference

Southeastern Conference (SEC)

National Championships by Conference since 1998

Here’s how many national titles each conference has won since the start of the BCS era.

Conference Number of National Titles Since 1998
SEC 11*
ACC 4
PAC-12 2*
Big 12 2
Big Ten 2

*Never forget the 2003 split national title between LSU and USC

G5 Conferences/Independents

College Football Playoff Winners, by Blue Chip Ratio

Blue Chip Ratio is a pretty simple stat devised by Bud Elliott, measuring what fraction of a team’s recruits are four and five-star recruits. His contention is that only teams with a Blue Chip Ratio exceeding 50% are capable of winning the College Football Playoff, and so far he hasn’t been proven wrong.

Year Winner Blue Chip Ratio
2018 Alabama 80%
2017 Clemson 52%
2016 Alabama 77%
2015 Ohio State 68%

These thirteen teams meet the 50% mark in 2018: Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State, LSU, Georgia, USC, Michigan, Auburn, Clemson, Texas, Oklahoma, Penn State, and Notre Dame.