College Football Championship Odds

This page is your one stop for the latest odds to win the 2017-18 NCAA Football Championship. We start tracking the odds for the next season right after the conclusion of the title game.

We will continue to update the lines throughout the year and provide checkpoints with each update.

The most current odds will be listed under the “Now” column.  You can also compare numbers from different books on our college football odds page. Teams with the best odds are listed at the top.

The implied probability shows the chance each of these teams has to win based on the latest update.

To convert to fractional odds take the numbers below and divide by 100. For example, +500 converts to 5/1.

Updated Betting Odds to Win the 2019-20 College Football Playoffs

TeamCurrent OddsImplied Probability
Alabama+20532.79%
Clemson+24029.41%
Georgia+70012.50%
Ohio State+90010.00%
Oklahoma+14006.67%
Michigan+15006.25%
Texas+20004.76%
Oregon+25003.85%
LSU+26003.70%
Florida+30003.23%
Auburn+45002.17%
Penn State+50001.96%
Notre Dame+50001.96%
Utah+50001.96%
Texas A&M+55001.79%
Washington+60001.64%
Nebraska+70001.41%
Miami+80001.23%
Wisconsin+110000.90%
Mississippi State+130000.76%
Michigan State+150000.66%
Florida State+150000.66%
Stanford+150000.66%
USC+150000.66%
Washington State+175000.57%
UCF+200000.50%
Iowa+200000.50%
NC State+200000.50%
Iowa State+250000.40%
Memphis+250000.40%
TCU+250000.40%
Virginia Tech+250000.40%
Arizona+300000.33%
Arizona State+300000.33%
Baylor+300000.33%
Northwestern+300000.33%
Oklahoma State+300000.33%
Purdue+300000.33%
South Carolina+300000.33%
Syracuse+300000.33%
UCLA+300000.33%
Army+350000.28%
Tennessee+350000.28%
BYU+500000.20%
Boise State+500000.20%
Boston College+500000.20%
California+500000.20%
Houston+500000.20%
Kansas+500000.20%
Kansas State+500000.20%
Louisville+500000.20%
Minnesota+500000.20%
New Mexico+500000.20%
North Texas+500000.20%
Northern Illinois+500000.20%
South Florida+500000.20%
Texas Tech+500000.20%
Tulsa+500000.20%
UAB+500000.20%
Utah State+500000.20%
Virginia+500000.20%
West Virginia+500000.20%
Colorado+750000.13%
Fresno State+750000.13%
Kentucky+750000.13%
New Mexico State+750000.13%
Ohio+750000.13%
Rice+750000.13%
Team8-Jan
Alabama+250
Clemson+175
Georgia+550
Ohio State+1200
Oklahoma+3000
Michigan+1400
Texas+2500
LSU+3000
Florida+4000
Auburn+2500
Penn State+1200
Notre Dame+4000
Texas A&M+4000
Washington+3000
Miami+2500
Wisconsin+2500
Michigan State+3000
Florida State+4000

Here’s an updated look at the odds to win it all for the 2019-20 NCAAF season. When we first checked in on the odds after Clemson’s win over Alabama in the title game back in January, the Tigers were the odds on favorite at +175. Alabama was second at +250 and Georgia was third in line at +550. No other team had odds better than 10 to 1.

While the Top 3 teams remain the same, the odds and order are not. Alabama now has the best odds at +205 with Clemson right on their tails at +240 and Georgia back at +700. Ohio State comes in at +900 with Oklahoma at +1400 and Michigan at +1500.

Only 12 other teams have odds better than 100 to 1. You have Texas at +2000, Oregon at +2500, LSU at +2600, Florida at +3000, Auburn at +4500, Penn State, Notre Dame and Utah all at +5000, Texas A&M at +5500, Washington at +6000, Nebraska at +7000 and finally Miami (FL) at +8000.

There’s a whole bunch of other teams listed, but it just seems like it’s a waist of money to bet anybody other than the top teams, especially the top two of Clemson and Alabama. One of these two teams have won the last 4 championships (Ohio State is the only other team to win in the playoff era).

That’s not to say these odds can’t be useful. It’s a great tool to get an idea of how the oddsmakers rank the teams. By using checkpoints, you can also see which teams the sharps are high on, as well as which teams are falling under the radar.

College Football Playoff Predictions – Pick to Win National Title

As we update the odds over the course of the season (updated weekly when season starts), I’ll give out my favorite wager based on the most recent lines.

Georgia (+700)  – The two obvious choices would be Alabama and Clemson, so I’ll refrain from taking either this early. I personally like the value with Georgia at +700. I think what the Bulldogs have shown the past two seasons in their matchups with Alabama, is that while they might not quite be in the elite class of Alabama/Clemson, they are dangerously close to breaking down the door.

There’s every reason to expect the Bulldogs to be a top tier team in 2019. Georgia is going to lose some guys to the NFL, but the way Kirby Smart is recruiting they just reload. I’m more focused on what they will have coming back. The biggest thing being a talented and experienced quarterback in junior-to-be Jake Fromm. Keep in mind he was one of 11 freshmen or sophomores who started for Georgia this past season.

Preseason Vegas Lines for Past NCAA Football Championship Teams

The table below lists the preseason line on every team that went on to win the title since 2002.  The 2010 Auburn Tigers were the most unlikely champs in recent history.  A $100 bet on Auburn made before the start of the 2010 season would have paid $5,000 at the end of the year.  Compare that to the heavily-favored 2004 USC Trojans.  A $100 preseason bet on them would have paid just $300!

SeasonTeamPreseason
2017Clemson+600
2017Alabama+400
2016Clemson+750
2015Alabama+700
2014Ohio State+4000
2013Florida State+1600
2012Alabama+550
2011Alabama+600
2010Auburn+5000
2009Alabama+1200
2008Florida+600
2007LSU+800
2006Florida+1000
2005Texas+800
2004USC+300
2003LSU+4000
2002Ohio State+1900

FBS Championship Game Betting History: Spread, Total & Results

Next, find the results, spreads, and totals for every championship game since 1998.  This is when NCAA football started having an actual title game.

The biggest upset in the history of these games came in 2002 when Ohio State beat Miami.  The Buckeyes were 12-point underdogs.  They won thanks in large part to a controversial pass interference call in double overtime.

SeasonFavoriteScoreUnderdogScorePoint SpreadOver/UnderATS ResultTotal Result
2018Alabama16Clemson44-5.558UnderdogOver
2017Alabama26Georgia23-3.545UnderdogOver
2016Alabama31Clemson35-6.551UnderdogOver
2015Alabama45Clemson40-753.5UnderdogOver
2014Oregon20Ohio State42-7.574UnderdogUnder
2013Florida State34Auburn31-10.568UnderdogUnder
2012Alabama24Notre Dame14-1040FavoriteOver
2011Alabama21LSU0-2.541.5FavoriteUnder
2010Oregon19Auburn22-173.5UnderdogUnder
2009Alabama37Texas21-444.5FavoriteOver
2008Florida24Oklahoma14-371FavoriteUnder
2007LSU38Ohio State24-451.5FavoriteOver
2006Ohio State14Florida41-747UnderdogOver
2005USC38Texas41-769.5UnderdogOver
2004USC21Oklahoma19-354FavoriteOver
2003Oklahoma14LSU21-647UnderdogUnder
2002Miami24Ohio State31-1248UnderdogOver
2001Miami37Nebraska14-8.554.5FavoriteUnder
2000Florida State2Oklahoma13-11.556.5UnderdogUnder
1999Florida State46Virginia Tech29-649.5FavoriteOver
1998Florida State16Tennessee23-5.541.5UnderdogUnder