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Odds to Win the 2018-19 College Football National Championship

Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban celebrates winning the College Football National Championship

Alabama answered the “Yeah, but they haven’t been tested yet” critics with a resounding win over the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge last week and followed it up with a shutout this week. Alabama’s odds hold steady entering Week 12 at -265.

There’s plenty of Alabama haters out there who blame Alabama’s schedule and the James Carville SEC bias theory for why Alabama is the top team in the nation. But there’s a simple fact: nobody can touch them on the football field.

Clemson +450

The one team that might be able to put a crimp into a perfect season for the Crimson Tide is Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers. The Tigers are crushing opponents since Trevor Lawrence has taken over full time at QB. Clemson has the No. 5 scoring offense and the No. 2 scoring defense in the FBS and will be a formidable opponent if it can earn a matchup with ’Bama.

Does it Make Sense to Bet On Anyone Else? 

It’s tough. Clemson and Alabama have set themselves apart from the crowd and I think Notre Dame, while a nice story, isn’t nearly at the level of the top two schools. I don’t like the Irish at +650 at all. 

In fact, I prefer Michigan at +650, but to be honest, I wouldn’t bet on either to upend the two front-runners. I’ll give Michigan credit, though. The Wolverines looked really good against Penn State as Trace McSorley was essentially a non-factor in that game. 

Maybe the smartest play, if you want to fade Alabama, is a field bet against them, which can be found at some books. 

Below you can find the full odds table for the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship:

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamCurrent OddsPreseason Odds
Alabama-265+175
Clemson+450+600
Notre Dame+650+4000
Michigan  +650+1600
Georgia+1800+750
Ohio State   +2000+700
Oklahoma+2800+2500
West Virginia+6000+8000
Central Florida+15000+20000
Washington State+15000+60000

Odds as of November 12 at Bovada

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Alabama answered the “Yeah, but they haven’t been tested yet” critics with a resounding win over the LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge on Saturday night. With the win, the Crimson Tide took their odds to win the national championship to a season-low -265. 

There’s plenty of Alabama haters out there who blame Alabama’s schedule and the James Carville SEC bias theory for why Alabama is the top team in the nation. But there’s a simple fact: nobody can touch them on the football field.

Clemson +500

The one team that might be able to put a crimp into a perfect season for the Crimson Tide is Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers. The Tigers are crushing opponents since Trevor Lawrence has taken over full time at QB. Clemson has both the No. 4 scoring offense and the No. 4 scoring defense in the FBS and will be a formidable opponent if it can earn a matchup with ’Bama.

Does it Make Sense to Bet On Anyone Else? 

It’s tough. Clemson and Alabama have set themselves apart from the crowd and I think Notre Dame, while a nice story, isn’t nearly at the level of the top two schools. I don’t like the Irish at +550 at all. 

In fact, I prefer Michigan at +650, but to be honest, I wouldn’t bet on either to upend the two front-runners. I’ll give Michigan credit, though. The Wolverines looked really good against Penn State as Trace McSorley was essentially a non-factor in that game. 

Maybe the smartest play, if you want to fade Alabama, is a field bet against them, which can be found at some books. 

Below you can find the full odds table for the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship:

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamCurrent OddsPreseason Odds
Alabama-265+175
Clemson+500+600
Notre Dame+550+4000
Michigan  +650+1600
Georgia+2000+750
Ohio State   +2000+700
Oklahoma+2200+2500
West Virginia+10000+8000
Central Florida+15000+20000
Washington State+15000+60000
LSU+100000+5000

Odds as of November 6 at Bovada

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Things are settling in as we enter Week 10 of the college football season and await the Top 25 College Football Playoff announcement this week. There was very little movement at the top of the odds table from Week 9 to Week 10 with the top six unchanged except for Clemson moving from +550 to +600 and Georgia going from +1400 to +1600. 

LSU +2500

The LSU Tigers are no doubt a victim of their conference schedule on this board. As the No. 4 team in the FBS, one would think that they’d be closer to the other favorites, but they’re entering Week 10 (when they host Alabama) at +2500 to win the national championship. 

If you’re super confident in the Tigers and think they can upend the Crimson Tide this week, get in on them before the game as their odds would shrink on the heels of a win ... or would they? Even with a loss, Alabama is going to find its way into the playoff and it’s tough to see another team from the SEC West getting the nod. 

Don’t Forget About Clemson

The No. 2-ranked Tigers kind of fell off the radar after the Kelly Bryant/Trevor Lawrence controversy and a narrow win over Texas A&M. However, since Lawrence has taken over the No. 1 role at QB, Clemson is steamrolling the opposition and looking good for an undefeated season. 

The Tigers boast RB Travis Etienne and his 14 rushing TDs in support of Lawrence’s 11 TD passes in his past five outings. If you’re looking for a team that might at least be in the dance with a chance to win it, Clemson at +550 isn’t a terrible bet. 

Here’s the rest of the odds to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship:

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamCurrent OddsPreseason Odds
Alabama-200+175
Clemson+550+600
Notre Dame+650+4000
Ohio State   +1200+700
Michigan  +1200+1600
Georgia+1600+750
Oklahoma+2200+2500
LSU+2500+5000
West Virginia+5000+8000
Central Florida+6600+20000
Texas+10000+4500
Washington State+10000+60000
Kentucky+15000+65000
Mississippi State+20000+7500
Florida+25000+10000
Penn State+25000+2500
Iowa+30000+30000
Virginia+100000+100000
Northwestern+100000+50000

Odds as of October 30 at Bovada

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The field of 130 FBS teams that you could bet on in August has been whittled down to 21 after eight weeks of play in the NCAA. Alabama remains the odds-on favorite to win the College Football Playoff for the third time in the last four years.

We are inching closer to the Crimson Tide’s first true test of the season, in Week 10 at LSU. To this point, their toughest test was a 22-point victory over Texas A&M, a team not even found among the top 21 favorites to win the national championship. 

Notre Dame +650

The Fighting Irish are getting college football fans fired up as they take a 7-0 record into their Week 9 game vs Navy in San Diego. Notre Dame is the No. 3 team in this week’s AP poll and is also at No. 3 on the national championship odds table.

There is a path to an undefeated regular season for the Irish as they’ve picked up wins over ranked Michigan and Stanford, with an important win over Pitt along the way. There are no more ranked teams on their schedule but they do play some teams that could sneak up and bite them. 

Value in Michigan at +1200? 

The Wolverines are certainly a love ’em or hate ’em team, but are they potentially the best-positioned long shot to knock off Alabama in a playoff game? Jim Harbaugh’s charges have the top pass defense in the league and could make life difficult in a potential playoff game vs Tua Tagovailoa. 

Michigan is sixth in the nation at 14.4 points against per game and has beaten ranked teams in back-to-back weeks. A game against Ohio State on November 24 looms large, especially with the Buckeyes dropping a game to Purdue last week.

Here’s the rest of the odds to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship:

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamCurrent OddsPreseason Odds
Alabama-200+175
Clemson+500+600
Notre Dame+650+4000
Ohio State   +1200+700
Michigan  +1200+1600
Georgia+1400+750
LSU+2500+5000
Oklahoma+3000+2500
Texas+5000+4500
Central Florida+6600+20000
Florida+10000+10000
West Virginia+10000+8000
Wisconsin+12500+1800
Iowa+20000+30000
NC State+27500+35000
Mississippi State+27500+7500
Auburn  +27500+2500
Washington+30000+2200
Penn State+50000+2500
Miami (Florida)+50000+2800
Kentucky+50000+65000

Odds as of October 23 at Bovada

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Alabama remains the betting favorite to win the 2019 NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship at -185 entering Week 8. At some books, you can bet the field at +120 vs ’Bama, which is probably the smartest play to bet against the faves. Michigan, which moved to +1200 this week after a dominating performance vs Wisconsin, and Clemson (+650) might provide the best defensive threat vs the Crimson Tide. 

Fighting Irish Keep Fighting

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish just keep winning and have improved their odds to +950 from their preseason odds of +4000. Notre Dame is 7-0 and could quite possibly win out and force its way into the playoff. The Irish already have a win over No. 6 Michigan and Notre Dame is a lucrative program for the NCAA. You can’t win if you’re not in, and Notre Dame could very well be in. 

Georgia Tumbles to +1600

Georgia and LSU went in opposite directions on the odds table after the Tigers’ win over the Bulldogs in Week 7. Georgia went from +750 to +1600 while LSU jumped from +10000 to +3000. LSU has a tough schedule ahead in the SEC but looks like a team capable of hanging with Alabama. I wonder, though, even if the Tigers beat Alabama, would they get into the playoff? 

Here’s the rest of the odds to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship:

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamCurrent OddsPreseason Odds
Alabama-185+175
Clemson+650+600
Ohio State   +700+700
Notre Dame+950+4000
Michigan  +1200+1600
Georgia+1600+750
LSU+3000+5000
Texas+3500+4500
Oklahoma+3500+2500
Florida+5000+10000
West Virginia+6000+8000
Central Florida+8000+20000
Washington+9000+2200
NC State+9000+35000
Penn State+10000+2500
Mississippi State+10000+7500
Wisconsin+10000+1800
Miami (Florida)+17500+2800
Oregon+17500+10000
Iowa+17500+30000
Auburn  +27500+2500
Michigan State+100000+3300
Kentucky+100000+65000
Texas Tech+100000+75000
TCU+100000+10000

Odds as of October 16 at Bovada

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Some things stayed very much the same while some things changed significantly on the odds table after Week 6 in the NCAA. A couple of upset wins propelled teams up the board while some schools, like Oklahoma, saw their chances plummet. 

Roll Tide

Firstly, yes, Alabama is still the favorite to win the College Football Playoff National Championship (-200), and, honestly, it’s hard to find an argument to bet on anyone else. The Crimson Tide continue to dominate opponents and likely won’t get any sort of challenge until November 3 at LSU.

Alabama trounced Arkansas by 34 points, although it is interesting to note that the Tide haven’t covered the spread for three consecutive games, potentially bringing them back into a reasonable range this week.

Biggest Movers

Oklahoma fired its defensive coordinator hours after a last-second loss to Texas in the Red River Showdown as its odds to win the national championship moved from +2000 to +4500. With the win, the Longhorns jumped from +8500 to +4000. 

Previously fifth-ranked LSU lost to Florida, sending its odds from +4000 to +10000. Now with two losses and Alabama and Georgia still on the schedule, it doesn’t look very good for the Tigers. 

The Michigan State Spartans dropped the furthest on the odds table, bottoming out at +100000 after sitting at +10000 a week ago. The Spartans lost to Northwestern by 10 on the weekend and line up against No. 8 Penn State this week. 

Here’s the rest of the odds to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship:

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamCurrent OddsPreseason Odds
Alabama-200+175
Clemson+750+600
Ohio State   +750+700
Georgia+750+750
Notre Dame+950+4000
Michigan  +2500+1600
Washington+3000+2200
Texas+4000+4500
Oklahoma+4500+2500
Penn State+5500+2500
West Virginia+6000+8000
Wisconsin+6000+1800
Central Florida+8000+20000
NC State+8000+35000
Miami (Florida)+10000+2800
LSU+10000+5000
Florida+20000+10000
Oregon+20000+10000
Iowa+25000+30000
Auburn  +30000+2500
Stanford+50000+5000
Mississippi State+50000+7500
Michigan State+100000+3300
Kentucky+100000+65000
Texas Tech+100000+75000
TCU+100000+10000
South Florida+100000+50000

Odds as of October 9 at Bovada

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The Alabama Crimson Tide continued their dominance of college football by dispatching the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns 56-14 in Week 5 and their odds to win the national championship moved from -115 to -125 in the process. Alabama doesn’t play a ranked team until LSU on November 3, so expect this trend to continue for the next month. 

Notre Dame and Central Florida See Odds Improve

Two teams that fans love to love were the biggest climbers on the oddsboard after Week 5. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are now the sixth-ranked team in the nation and their odds to win the national championship moved to +1500 with a three-touchdown win over the Stanford Cardinal (more on them in a moment).

The UCF Knights just continued doing their thing in Week 5 with a 45-14 victory over visiting Pitt to run their record to 4-0 and first place in the AAC West. In the process, their odds to win the national championship jumped from +10000 to +8000.

The Oregon Ducks rebounded from a home loss to Stanford with a double-digit win over Cal and their odds rebounded from +50000 to +20000, although they could be right back to +50000 or worse if they lose to 10th-ranked Washington on Saturday.

Week 5 Spelled Disaster For Some

Stanford suffered its first loss of the season in Week 5 but in the eyes of the oddsmakers it was enough to send the Cardinal’s odds to win the national championship from +4000 to +10000. This loss was more a reflection of the Fighting Irish than the Cardinal, but Bryce Love hasn’t been the dominant difference maker that David Shaw was counting on coming into the season.

Mississippi State tumbled all the way from +8500 to +50000 with its second consecutive loss to a Top 25 team and scoring a combined 13 points in the process. After losing 28-7 to Kentucky in Week 4, the Bulldogs lost 13-6 to the Florida Gators on Saturday. They’ve since been dismissed by oddsmakers.

Here’s the rest of the odds to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship:

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamOdds
Alabama-125
Clemson+550
Ohio State   +550
Georgia+750
Notre Dame+1500
Oklahoma+2000
Washington+2500
Michigan  +2500
LSU+4000
Penn State+5000
Auburn  +5000
West Virginia+5000
Wisconsin+5500
Central Florida+8000
Texas+8500
Stanford+10000
Miami (Florida)+10000
Michigan State+10000
Kentucky+20000
Oregon+20000
Florida+20000
Oklahoma State+30000
Iowa+30000
Mississippi State+50000
NC State+50000
Texas Tech+75000
Duke+90000
California+90000
Utah+100000
Washington State+100000
Missouri+100000
Boston College+100000
Syracuse+100000
South Carolina+100000
Boise State+100000
TCU+100000
Virginia Tech+100000
South Florida+100000

Odds as of October 2 at Bovada

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The Alabama Crimson Tide are minus-money to win the national championship just four weeks into the 2018 campaign. It’s hard to argue with the oddsmakers here as ’Bama has steamrolled every team that’s had the misfortune of lining up across the field from them. It’s reminiscent of Saturday morning wrestling in the ’80s and ’90s when the stars would have a match against “enhancement talent” and crush them in a minute. Alabama has turned multimillion-dollar NCAA football teams into a bunch of jobbers. 

 

Very Few Teams Saw Their Odds Increase This Week

Most programs saw their odds get longer from Week 4 to Week 5, but there are a couple of notable teams that have seen their chances actually increase. Ohio State quietly moved into a tie with Clemson at +500 from +650 while Missouri jumped from +30000 to +10000 after dropping a 43-29 decision at home to No. 2 Georgia. 

Some Odds Fell Off a Cliff

While few actually saw their odds increase, a number of schools fell way out of the conversation after Week 4. The biggest drop was Virginia Tech from +5000 to +100000 on the heels of a 14-point loss to Old Dominion. Other notables plummeting down the oddsboard include Wisconsin (+2800 to +5500), Oregon (+7000 to +50000) and Oklahoma State (+10000 to +30000).

Here’s the rest of the odds to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship:

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamOdds
Alabama-115
Clemson+500
Ohio State   +500
Georgia+800
Notre Dame+2000
Oklahoma+2500
Washington+3000
Michigan  +3000
LSU+4000
Penn State+4000
Stanford+4000
Auburn  +5000
West Virginia+5000
Wisconsin+5500
Miami (Florida)+7500
Texas+8000
Mississippi State+8500
Michigan State+10000
Missouri+10000
Oklahoma State+10000
Central Florida+10000
Kentucky+30000
Iowa+30000
Duke+30000
NC State+50000
Oregon+50000
Florida+50000
Utah+50000
Texas A&M+75000
Texas Tech+75000
Washington State+75000
Boston College+75000
Syracuse+75000
South Carolina+75000
Arizona State+100000
TCU+100000
Minnesota+100000
Virginia Tech+100000
Iowa State+100000
California+35000
South Florida+100000
Virginia+100000

Odds as of September 25 at Bovada

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Let’s get serious for a second here. Is anybody going to come close to knocking off the Alabama Crimson Tide this season? Three weeks into the season and the story is not “if” but “by how many” are they going to win. With a dual threat of Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts on offense and a defense that’s allowed 9.33 points per game, it’s their championship to lose at this point. +185 is likely as good as you’re going to get the Crimson Tide, so lock your bets in now. 

Clemson Still Second On the Odds Table

The Tigers lost their No. 2 ranking to Georgia in Week 4, but they’re still second on the odds table at +500 to win the national championship. Clemson barely escaped with a win at College Station in Week 2 but rebounded with a statement win against Georgia Southern. Playing a weaker conference and actually getting into the College Football Playoff to have a chance to win mitigates the near loss to Texas A&M.

Badgers Drop Way Back & Other Misadventures

A loss to BYU in Week 3 has caused Wisconsin’s odds to plummet coming into Week 4. The Badgers were at +1200 going into that game and are +2800 coming out of it. 

File this one under “tough to explain” but the Central Florida Knights saw their odds go from +5000 to +10000 after their game vs NC State was postponed. NC State also moved back from +15000 to +17500.

The Arizona State Sun Devils’ odds and ranking came back to earth after dropping a Week 3 game to San Diego State. A quick one-week trip to the AP Top 25 ended swiftly with the loss, as did their (minuscule) spot in the conversation to win the national championship, from +15000 to +37500.

Here’s the rest of the odds to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship:

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamOdds
Alabama+185
Clemson+500
Ohio State   +650
Georgia+750
Notre Dame+1600
Oklahoma+1800
Washington+2200
Auburn  +2500
Michigan  +2500
LSU+2500
Penn State+2800
Wisconsin+2800
Stanford+4000
Virginia Tech+5000
Miami (Florida)+5000
West Virginia+5000
Texas+5000
Mississippi State+7000
Oregon+7000
Michigan State+7500
TCU+10000
Central Florida+10000
Texas A&M+10000
Oklahoma State+10000
USC+12500
Arizona+12500
NC State+17500
Florida+20000
Minnesota+20000
Kentucky+20000
Texas Tech+20000
Duke+20000
Washington State+20000
Boston College+20000
Syracuse+20000
Iowa+20000
South Carolina+30000
Missouri+30000
Arizona State+37500
Utah+37500
Iowa State+37500
Houston+40000
Tennessee+40000
California+50000
South Florida+50000
Indiana+50000
Virginia+50000

Odds as of September 18 at Bovada

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The Alabama Crimson Tide remain the favorite to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship as they open Week 3 at +210 to repeat as the nation’s top football squad. The top four teams all remain relatively the same with Clemson at +500 and Ohio State and Georgia both at +800, but there has been some movement on the oddsboard in both directions after two weeks of play.

Notre Dame Moves Into Contention

The Fighting Irish were at +4000 odds to win the national championship entering Week 2 and have rocketed up to join some of the big boys at +1400. Despite QB Brandon Wimbush throwing just one TD pass to four interceptions in the first two weeks, a Week 1 win over Michigan followed up by a win vs Ball State has the independent school sitting at 2-0 as the Irish welcome Vanderbilt this weekend. 

A win over Vanderbilt would set them up nicely at 3-0 before heading to Wake Forest in Week 4, with eyes on being 4-0 when Stanford comes to town at the end of the month. The defense has come up big when it has mattered for Notre Dame, led by junior safety Jalen Elliott, who already has two interceptions and 12 tackles on the young season. 

Underdog Darlings

The Boston College Eagles and Arizona State Sun Devils were the biggest movers of the week. The Eagles jumped from +50000 to +20000 after dispatching their second straight opponent. Another team with Wake Forest on the schedule, BC will be led by impressive running back AJ Dillon into Winston-Salem this weekend looking to improve to 3-0.

Herm Edwards has the Sun Devils rolling. Edwards’ star power and extensive pro football experience has helped the Sun Devils to a 2-0 start and a spot in the AP Top 25 for the first time this season. ASU jumped from +50000 odds to +15000. The Sun Devils’ home victory toppled Michigan State 10 spots to No. 25 in the rankings and sent the Spartans’ odds spiraling as well, from +3500 to +9000.

Here’s a look at the odds to win the College Football Playoff National Championship entering Week 3:

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamOdds
Alabama+210
Clemson+500
Ohio State   +800
Georgia+800
Wisconsin+1200
Auburn+1400
Notre Dame+1400
Oklahoma+1800
Washington  +2800
Penn State+2800
Michigan  +3300
LSU+4000
Stanford+4000
Central Florida+5000
Virginia Tech+5000
Miami (Florida)+5000
TCU+6000
Mississippi State+6000
West Virginia+6600
Oregon+7500
Texas A&M+7500
Texas+9000
Michigan State+9000
Florida State+10000
Boise State+12500
USC+12500
Arizona+12500
Oklahoma State+15000
Arizona State+15000
NC State+15000
Florida+20000
Utah+20000
Minnesota+20000
Kentucky+20000
Nebraska+20000
Texas Tech+20000
Duke+20000
Washington State+20000
Boston College+20000
Iowa+20000
South Carolina+30000
Illinois+30000
California+30000
Missouri+30000
Iowa State+30000
Houston+40000
Tennessee+40000
Northwestern+40000
Syracuse+50000
Georgia Tech+50000
Maryland+50000
South Florida+50000
Indiana+50000
Vanderbilt+50000
Virginia+50000
Mississippi+55000

Odds as of September 11 at Bovada

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Alabama remains the favorite to win the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship with the Clemson Tigers in second place on the odds table. 

Alabama is still the +225 fave to win the title game as of September 4, with Clemson (+600), Ohio State (+700), Georgia (+750), Michigan (+1000), Penn State (+1200), Wisconsin (+1600), Auburn (+2200), Oklahoma (+2200), LSU (+2500), and Miami (Florida) (+2500) rounding out the top 10.

Any Reasonable Long Shots Out There? 

Last year’s darlings from Central Florida sit at +8000 after Week 1, up from +25000 last week. Who doesn’t love an underdog? The Knights are playing with a chip on their shoulder and will be looking for some more respect this season. 

Some other schools that make the argument for a punt are TCU (+6600), UCLA (+6600), and Herm Edwards' Arizona State Sun Devils (+50000)

For more college football information, head over to our NCAAF page.

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamOdds
Alabama+225
Clemson+600
Ohio State   +700
Georgia+750
Michigan  +1000
Penn State+1200
Wisconsin+1600
Auburn+2200
Oklahoma+2200
Miami (Florida)+2500
LSU+2500
Texas+2500
Washington  +2800
Florida State+3300
Michigan State+3500
Texas A&M+4000
Virginia Tech+4000
West Virginia+4000
Notre Dame+4000
USC+4000
Stanford+4000
UCLA+6600
Florida+6600
Oregon+6600
TCU+6600
Central Florida+8000
Mississippi State+8000
Wake Forest+10000
Utah+10000
Oklahoma State+10000
Kansas State+10000
Boise State+10000
Missouri+12500
Arizona+12500
NC State+12500
Washington State+20000
Iowa+20000
South Carolina+20000
Houston+20000
Nebraska+20000
Tennessee+20000
Northwestern+25000
Purdue+25000
Memphis+25000
Minnesota+30000
Syracuse+30000
Illinois+30000
Kansas+30000
Oregon State+30000
Iowa State+30000
Baylor+50000
Georgia Tech+50000
North Carolina+50000
Boston College+50000
Maryland+50000
Pittsburgh+50000
San Diego State+50000
South Florida+50000
Arizona State+50000
Arkansas+50000
Kentucky+50000
Texas Tech+50000
Duke+50000
Florida Atlantic+50000
Indiana+50000
Vanderbilt+50000
Virginia+50000
BYU+50000
California+50000
Fresno State+50000
Mississippi+55000
Rutgers+100000

Odds as of September 4 at BetWay

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Alabama football is no stranger to being favored to win the College Football Playoff National Championship, and oddsmakers are united in predicting the Crimson Tide to once again emerge triumphant on college football’s biggest stage in 2018-19.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are the +175 favorites to go all the way in 2018-19.

At Bovada, Alabama was listed as the undisputed +175 faves to win the title game as of June 15, with Clemson (+600), Ohio State (+700), Georgia (+750), Michigan (+1600), Wisconsin (+1600), Washington (+2200), Oklahoma (+2500), Penn State (+2500) and Auburn (+2500) rounding out the top 10.

There have been plenty of odds moves since the book released its updated championship odds after Alabama edged Georgia 26-23 in overtime in the 2017-18 College Football Playoff National Championship. Since then, ’Bama has moved from +275 to +175, while Ohio State (+750 to +700) and Wisconsin (+2200 to +1800) have also seen their odds improve. Plenty of squads have seen their chances worsen, however, as Michigan (+900 to +1600), Penn State (+1100 to +2500), Oklahoma (+1800 to +2500), Auburn (+2000 to +2500), Texas (+2000 to +4500) and Miami (FL) (+2200 to +2800) tumbled down the oddsboard.

Saban’s recruiting dominance paves the way for more ’Bama domination

Since the NCAA switched to its current playoff format in 2014, Alabama has made it to the final on three occasions, winning twice in that span. Master recruiter Nick Saban once again showcased his prowess in luring talented players to Tuscaloosa, as Saban has 13 of the ESPN top 300 players in the nation committed to play for this team in 2018-19. Since 2008, 48.3 percent of five-star recruits who played for Alabama have been drafted in the first round of the NFL draft. It’s easy to see why the Tide continue to be a top choice for young players looking to impress NFL scouts.

Much like college basketball, there’s plenty of parity in college football, so don’t be surprised if a team that’s relatively low on the list makes a run for the College Football Playoff. Here’s a look at Bovada’s full odds for the 2018-19 NCAAF campaign. Which school do you think is offering the most value?

For more college football information, head over to our NCAAF page.

2018-19 College Football Champion Odds
TeamOdds
Alabama+175
Clemson+600
Ohio State+700
Georgia+750
Michigan+1600
Wisconsin+1800
Washington+2200
Oklahoma+2500
Penn State+2500
Auburn+2500
Miami (Florida)+2800
Michigan State+3300
Notre Dame+4000
Florida State+4500
Texas+4500
LSU+5000
Stanford+5000
USC+5500
Mississippi State+7500
West Virginia+8000
Texas A&M+8000
Florida+10000
Virginia Tech+10000
TCU+10000
Oregon+10000
Nebraska+10000
South Carolina+17500
Central Florida+20000
Missouri+20000
Oklahoma State+20000
Utah+20000
UCLA+20000
Arizona+25000
Boise State+30000
Kansas State+30000
Iowa+30000
NC State+35000
Tennessee+35000
Purdue+40000
Wake Forest+40000
Arizona State+40000
Northwestern+50000
Arkansas+50000
Baylor+50000
Boston College+50000
Maryland+50000
Pittsburgh+50000
San Diego State+50000
South Florida+50000
Mississippi+55000
North Carolina+55000
Washington State+60000
Duke+60000
Florida Atlantic+60000
Georgia Tech+60000
Syracuse+60000
Memphis+60000
Minnesota+60000
Kentucky+65000
Texas Tech+75000
Houston+100000
Indiana+100000
Vanderbilt+100000
Virginia+100000
BYU+100000
California+100000
Fresno State+100000
Illinois+100000
Kansas+100000
Oregon State+100000
Rutgers+100000

Odds as of June 15 at Bovada

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