Early Road to the Championship: Betting Analysis for College Football's Top Teams to Watch

Early Road to the Championship: Betting Analysis for College Football’s Top Teams to Watch

When you tune into college football this season, the games are going to look the same as they always have, but the reality is that we are heading into a new era in the sport

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There has been a major shake-up in the conferences, with many teams moving to new spots, but that might well be the least of it. This coming season will see the introduction of a new playoff format, with no less than 12 teams making it into the playoffs this year. This move will give some newfound hope for teams that play in the lesser conferences, as they will now have the chance to win their way in to play alongside the big boys. Whether that will mean postseason upsets remains to be seen, but it may just make things tougher for all involved. With that in mind, let’s look at the current odds to win the National Championship.


Georgia Bulldogs +220

The Bulldogs saw their quest for an unprecedented three-peat come to an end with a loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game last season, but don’t let that lead you to believe that the potential dynasty is over. The Dawgs have another top-rated class of players coming into play this season, as well as a QB who now has a full year of experience as a starter under his belt. Make no mistake about it, this is the team to beat in the SEC and potentially all of college football, as they look to be totally stacked from top to bottom. The new 12-team format may offer a little relief for a Georgia team that has a very tough schedule ahead of them.

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Ohio State Buckeyes +450

In each of the last 3 seasons with coach Ryan Day at the helm, the Buckeyes have posted consecutive 11-2 seasons. It’s a record that many teams would die for but given that Ohio State has missed the playoffs in each of those years, it’s one that fans are not entirely comfortable with. It has been an inability to beat Michigan that has left them out in the cold, but with Jim Harbaugh leaving the Wolverines to go back to the NFL, perhaps the door is open for the Buckeyes to once again gain control in the Big Ten. The new format means they will almost certainly be postseason bound, but can they go all the way.

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Texas Longhorns +800

Say help to one of the newest members of the SEC, with both Texas and Oklahoma joining the conference this season. They will be looking to build on an excellent 2023 season, where they went to the playoffs before losing to Washington in an absolute thriller in the Sugar Bowl. You can certainly argue that getting back to the playoffs is going to be a good deal tougher given that the SEC is much less forgiving than the Big 12. Still, the Longhorns look equipped to handle that move, and they need to be seen as a threat.

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Oregon Ducks +1000

The Ducks are coming off their best season since 2019, closing out with a 12-2 record after crushing Liberty in the Fiesta Bowl. This season, that record would have been enough to get them into the 12-team playoffs, but last year, they came up short of the postseason. While there are some concerns about moving to a new conference, with the Ducks playing in the Big Ten this season, they still look like a team that could make some noise. Realistically, they will be looking to get to the Conference Championship Game in year one, after which they will take it from there. They still feel like a longshot to me.

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2024/25 National Championship Lines for Other Teams

  • Alabama Crimson Tide +1100
  • LSU Tigers +1200
  • Michigan Wolverines +1400
  • Ole Miss Rebels +1400
  • Florida State Seminoles +1800
  • Penn State Nittany Lions +2200
  • Clemson Tigers +2500
  • Notre Dame Fighting Irish +2500
  • USC Trojans +3300
  • Texas A+M Aggies +3300
  • Missouri Tigers +4000
  • Tennessee Volunteers +4000
  • Oklahoma Sooners +4000
  • Washington Huskies +5000
  • Miami Hurricanes +6600
  • Kansas State Wildcats +6600

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2023 College Football National Championship Contenders

The top four odds choices to win this seasons College Football National Championship made it to the College Football Playoff. Georgia, Ohio State, and Michigan all played in the CFP Semifinals. Only Alabama, the second choice on the board, didn’t throw down in last season’s playoff. Which of the contenders offer underlay or overlay odds to lift the trophy?

Check out college football odds for NCAAF championship contenders and analysis that gridiron handicappers must have on their radar so you can plan your bets to win the championship. 

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Contenders offering underlay odds to win the National Championship


Georgia Bulldogs +232

The schedule, like every season, is a cakewalk but UGA must play this season without the leader of their team, Stetson Bennett. Also, although four players along the offensive line have starters experience, the O-line won’t be as dominant, which means the Dawgs must count on their rushing attack, which could pose issues.

Beating Auburn, Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Tennessee will be more difficult than many realize. And even if Georgia makes it to the SEC Championship, Bama or LSU should be waiting for them.  

NCAAF Lines: +550 | Bet Georgia Bulldogs to Win
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Alabama Crimson Tide +580

Alabama doesn’t know who their starting quarterback will be this season. Jalen Milroe has the most starting experience, but Kelvin Sampson has the better pocket presence and can throw a more accurate deep ball.

No matter who starts under center, the Crimson Tide will find it difficult to win the SEC West. Ole Miss will be a decent team. LSU has the chance of being great.

NCAAF Lines: +1000 | Bet Alabama Crimson Tide to Win
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Ohio State Buckeyes +650

Like Bama, the Buckeyes must replace their starting quarterback from last season. Kyle McCord could end up the starter. Is McCord good enough to lead the offense?

It’s a legit question. Also, Paris Johnson Jr. is now in the NFL. So McCord won’t have the same excellent pass protection that C.J. Stroud got.

NCAAF Lines: +1200 | Bet Ohio State Buckeyes to Win
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Clemson Tigers +1750

Clemson will be a good team, but they won’t dominate. Also, the schedule is deep with quality opponents this season, which will make it hard for Clemson to win the ACC.

Duke, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Notre Dame can all beat Clemson. Even if Clemson loses 2-of-6, they will not qualify for the ACC Championship, much less the CFP.   

NCAAF Lines: +2400 | Bet Clemson Tigers to Win
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Teams offering overlay odds to win the National Championship


Michigan Wolverines +1000

Michigan should be second choice to win the National Championship. Running back Blake Corum returns. So does quarterback J.J. McCarthy.

The offensive line has a ton of experience. The defense is loaded at every level, especially at secondary where Will Johnson has all-American potential.

NCAAF Lines: +750 | Bet Michigan Wolverines to Win
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USC Trojans +1475

Lincoln Riley continues to use the transfer portal to rebuild USC’s program. Riley has created a deeper offensive line which will protect Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams.
Riley also transferred Bear Alexander, a defensive lineman who played at Georgia last season, and a lot of other very good defenders. USC is a veteran team with a lot of depth. The Trojans should easily win the Pac-12.

NCAAF Lines: +950 | Bet USC Trojans to Win
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LSU Tigers +1650

So, let’s get this straight. LSU won the SEC West last season, quarterback Jayden Daniels returns, the Tigers’ best defender, Harold Perkins Jr., returns, it’s Brian Kelly’s second season in Baton Rouge, and LSU offers higher odds than Bama to win the title?

It doesn’t make sense, right? If NCAAF Lines on Bama is +1000, NCAAF Lines on LSU is +900.

NCAAF Lines: +900 | Bet LSU Tigers to Win
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Florida State Seminoles +1825

The Seminoles open the season versus LSU. Even if they lose, FSU will remain in the hunt for the National Championship.

The only other difficult game on the schedule has Florida State traveling to Death Valley to take on Clemson on Sep. 23. North Carolina isn’t on the schedule and Florida won’t be great without Anthony Richardson under center.

If FSU beats LSU, they could go undefeated during the regular season.

NCAAF Lines: +1100 | Bet Florida State Seminoles to Win
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NCAA College Football National Championship Contenders

  • Georgia Bulldogs
  • Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Michigan Wolverines
  • USC Trojans
  • LSU Tigers
  • Clemson Tigers
  • Florida State Seminoles


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