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 2018-19 College Football Playoffs

TeamCurrent OddsImplied Probability
Alabama+18035.71%
Clemson+55015.38%
Ohio State+75011.76%
Georgia+85010.53%
Michigan+20004.76%
Oklahoma+20004.76%
Wisconsin+20004.76%
Washington+20004.76%
Penn State+25003.85%
Auburn+30003.23%
Miami-FL+40002.44%
Texas+40002.44%
Michigan State+45002.17%
Florida State+50001.96%
Notre Dame+50001.96%
Stanford+60001.64%
USC+60001.64%
LSU+65001.52%
West Virginia+85001.16%
Mississippi State+85001.16%
Florida+100000.99%
Virginia Tech+100000.99%
Texas A&M+100000.99%
TCU+100000.99%
Oregon+100000.99%
Nebraska+175000.57%
South Carolina+200000.50%
Oklahoma State+225000.44%
UCF+250000.40%
Utah+250000.40%
Missouri+300000.33%
UCLA+300000.33%
Kansas State+300000.33%
Boise State+300000.33%
Arizona+300000.33%
NC State+400000.25%
Iowa+400000.25%
Boston College+400000.25%
Wake Forest+500000.20%
Purdue+500000.20%
Arizona State+500000.20%
Tennessee+500000.20%
San Diego State+500000.20%
Maryland+500000.20%
Arkansas+500000.20%
Pittsburgh+500000.20%
Baylor+500000.20%
South Florida+500000.20%
Ole Miss+550000.18%
North Carolina+550000.18%
Syracuse+600000.17%
Georgia Tech+600000.17%
Iowa State+600000.17%
Kentucky+650000.15%
Northwestern+700000.14%
Washington State+700000.14%
Texas Tech+750000.13%
Memphis+900000.11%
Duke+900000.11%
FAU+900000.11%
Minnesota+900000.11%
BYU+1000000.10%
California+1000000.10%
Houston+1000000.10%
Fresno State+1000000.10%
Illinois+1000000.10%
Indiana+1000000.10%
Kansas+1000000.10%
Oregon State+1000000.10%
Rutgers+1000000.10%
Vanderbilt+1000000.10%
Virginia+1000000.10%
Team7-May9-Jan
Alabama+225+275
Clemson+550+600
Ohio State+750+750
Georgia+800+750
Michigan+1600+900
Oklahoma+2500+1800
Wisconsin+2500+2200
Washington+3000+2800
Penn State+2000+1100
Auburn+2500+2000
Miami-FL+3000+2200
Texas+4000+2000
Michigan State+3000+2500
Florida State+3300+3300
Notre Dame+4000+3300
Stanford+4500+3300
USC+5000+3300
LSU+3500+2500
West Virginia+6000+3300
Mississippi State+10000+10000
Florida+5000+5000
Virginia Tech+6000+3300
Texas A&M+7500+3300
TCU+9000+5000
Oregon+10000+5000
Nebraska+10000+15000
South Carolina+20000+15000
Oklahoma State+12500+10000
UCF+10000+10000
Utah+15000+10000
Missouri+10000+10000
UCLA+15000+7500
Kansas State+20000+10000
Boise State+20000+10000
Arizona+20000+10000
NC State+20000+10000
Iowa+20000+15000
Boston College+50000+50000
Wake Forest+25000+10000
Purdue+25000+25000
Arizona State+30000+50000
Tennessee+35000+25000
San Diego State+50000+50000
Maryland+50000+50000
Arkansas+50000+50000
Pittsburgh+50000+50000
Baylor+50000+50000
South Florida+50000+50000
Ole Miss+30000+50000
North Carolina+50000+50000
Syracuse+50000+25000
Georgia Tech+50000+50000
Iowa State
Kentucky+50000+50000
Northwestern+27500+15000
Washington State+37500+15000
Texas Tech+50000+50000
Memphis+50000+25000
Duke+50000+50000
FAU+50000+50000
Minnesota+60000+25000
BYU+100000+50000
California+100000+50000
Houston+100000+50000
Fresno State+100000+50000
Illinois+100000+50000
Indiana+100000+50000
Kansas+100000+50000
Oregon State+100000+50000
Rutgers+100000+50000
Vanderbilt+100000+50000
Virginia+100000+50000

We are inching closer and closer to the start of another college football season, as we are now less than one month away from teams taking the field. I thought now would be a good time to look at the most recent odds to win the 2018 National Championship.

Our previous checkpoint was back in early May. At that time Alabama was listed as the overwhelming favorite at +225. Clemson was next up at +550, with Ohio State at +750 and Georgia at +800. There was quite a gap after the top four until we hit Michigan at +1600.

The Crimson Tide are still the favorites, though their odds have slightly improved, as they are now at +180. Clemson and Ohio State have stayed put, while Georgia’s odds have dropped slightly to +850.

Michigan is still next in line, though they are now way back at +2000, which is tied with Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Washington for the fifth best odds to win it all. Penn State is next up at +2500. No other team has odds at 25 to 1 or better.

The next tier of teams includes Auburn (+3000), Miami (+4000), Texas (+4000), Michigan State (+4500), Florida State (+5000), Notre Dame (+5000), Stanford (+6000), USC (+6000) and LSU (+6500).

You then have West Virginia and Mississippi State at +8500, followed by Florida, Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, TCU, and Oregon at +10000.

There are several more teams listed. Just about every “Power 5” program has odds available to wager on, as well as some of the top “Group of 5” teams.

If you are going to wager on these odds, I highly recommend sticking to a team that at least has odds of 100 to 1 or better. As tempting as it is to take one of the major long shots, especially if it’s your favorite team, there’s little chance one of these teams makes the playoffs, let alone wins the title.

With that said, there’s some knowledge to be gained by looking at all the odds. This list is essentially shows how Vegas would rank the teams if they had to release their power rankings. Definitely a useful tool when trying to handicap the Week 1 odds.

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.

Michigan (+2000) – The easy pick here would be to take Alabama. While I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if the Crimson Tide repeated as national champs, I don’t think there’s enough value with Alabama to even waste your time.

My favorite team to win it all going into the season is Michigan. The Wolverines haven’t quite lived up the lofty expectations in the first three years under head coach Jim Harbaugh. Michigan has struggled in the big games and keeps coming up just short in the loaded Big Ten East.

I believe the biggest reason the Wolverines haven’t taken that next step is they have had to try to make due with some average talent at quarterback. That’s no longer the case. Michigan landed Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson and I think he’s going to take this team to the next level. Especially when you factor in they have 16 other starters coming back. There’s a ton of NFL talent on what might just be the best defense in the country. If Patterson can get the offense going, this team is going to be tough to beat.

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
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
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