With the 2021 college football season drawing to an end, it’s time to take a look at some teams that we think could win the National Championship. It has been a wild and crazy season, and we think there will be even more upsets at the end of the season.
In taking a look at some prospective teams, we’ve picked a favorite, made a smart pick, and picked a team that is a longshot to win it all. Let’s take a look at our picks, and hopefully, we’ve made some good predictions for you to use and bet against the NCAAF National Championship odds.
Updated College Football 2021 Title Odds
Favorite – Georgia Bulldogs -110
At this point in the season, the Georgia Bulldogs are the overwhelming favorite to win the National Championship. The Bulldogs defense could be the best defensive unit in the history of college football. In their nine games, the defense is giving up just over 230 yards per game while only allowing an average of 6.5 points per game.
Giving up less than a touchdown per game is unbelievable, especially when you know that Georgia is playing against some high-powered SEC offenses.
While the Georgia offense isn’t one of the top offenses in the country, Stetson Bennett has been getting better every week, and the offense has increased its scoring.
At this point, it’s hard to believe that anyone will be able to beat Kirby Smart’s squad.
Smart Pick – Oklahoma Sooners +1600
As of now, the Oklahoma Sooners are undefeated. They still have some tough games against Baylor and Oklahoma State remaining, and if they win those, they would then have to win the Big 12 Championship game. Since Caleb Williams took over as the starting quarterback, Lincoln Riley’s high-scoring offense has really taken off.
Over the years, the Oklahoma defense has been the downfall of the Sooners. The Sooners have made a huge commitment to recruiting better defensive players, and it shows. The Oklahoma defense isn’t anywhere near as good as the Georgia Defense, but they have gotten better.
If Oklahoma can win out, they should have a spot in the College Football Playoffs. If they get a good draw and can catch some breaks along the way, they could sneak away with a National Championship.
Longshot – Cincinnati Bearcats +8000
We know that the Bearcats are going to need a lot of things to happen to get into the playoffs. They will need Georgia to beat Alabama in the SEC title game, Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State to lose another game, and the Oregon Ducks to slip up. That’s a lot, but if all of those happen, the Bearcats could get into the playoffs.
After beating Notre Dame, the Bearcats haven’t played well. They’ve won some close games against teams that they probably should’ve beaten easier. They should finish the season undefeated, but the playoff committee will take a lot of their schedule and game deficiencies into account.
Do we think that Cincinnati could beat Georgia? Not really, but there have been a lot of crazy things happening this season, so we can’t rule it out.