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-20066.67%
Clemson+75011.76%
Ohio State+75011.76%
Georgia+75011.76%
Notre Dame+9509.52%
Michigan+25003.85%
Washington+30003.23%
Texas+40002.44%
Oklahoma+45002.17%
Penn State+55001.79%
West Virginia+60001.64%
Wisconsin+60001.64%
UCF+80001.23%
NC State+80001.23%
LSU+100000.99%
Miami-FL+100000.99%
Oregon+200000.50%
Florida+200000.50%
Iowa+250000.40%
Auburn+300000.33%
Stanford+500000.20%
Mississippi State+500000.20%
Michigan State+1000000.10%
Kentucky+1000000.10%
Texas Tech+1000000.10%
TCU+1000000.10%
South Florida+1000000.10%
Team3-Oct26-Sep19-Sep12-Sep5-Sep27-Jul7-May9-Jan
Alabama-115-115+140+210+175+180+225+275
Clemson+550+500+375+500+450+550+550+600
Ohio State+550+500+550+800+800+750+750+750
Georgia+750+800+700+800+800+850+800+750
Notre Dame+1200+2000+2000+1400+2000+5000+4000+3300
Michigan+2000+3000+2500+3300+7000+2000+1600+900
Washington+2500+3000+2200+2800+4500+2000+3000+2800
Texas+8000+8000+6000+9000+20000+4000+4000+2000
Oklahoma+2200+2500+1600+1800+2200+2000+2500+1800
Penn State+4500+4000+2600+2800+4000+2500+2000+1100
West Virginia+5000+5000+4500+3300+4000+8500+6000+3300
Wisconsin+5500+5500+2600+1200+1800+2000+2500+2200
UCF+8000+10000+10000+5000+25000+25000+10000+10000
NC State+50000+50000+32500+15000+50000+40000+20000+10000
LSU+4000+4000+3300+4000+5500+6500+3500+2500
Miami-FL+6600+7500+4500+5000+12500+4000+3000+2200
Oregon+20000+50000+7500+7500+7500+10000+10000+5000
Florida+25000+50000+25000+20000+10000+10000+5000+5000
Iowa+30000+30000+12500+20000+30000+40000+20000+15000
Auburn+5500+5000+2200+1400+1600+3000+2500+2000
Stanford+8000+4000+6000+4000+7500+6000+4500+3300
Mississippi State+50000+8500+10000+6000+7500+8500+10000+10000
Michigan State+10000+10000+8000+9000+5000+4500+3000+2500
Kentucky+20000+30000+35000+20000+90000+65000+50000+50000
Texas Tech+100000+75000+90000+20000+90000+75000+50000+50000
TCU+100000+100000+7500+6000+12500+10000+9000+5000
South Florida+100000+100000+75000+50000+90000+50000+50000+50000
Oklahoma State+30000+30000+10000+15000+27500+22500+12500+10000
Virginia Tech+50000+100000+4500+5000+6500+10000+6000+3300
Missouri+75000+10000+35000+30000+45000+30000+10000+10000
California+75000+35000+50000+30000+90000+100000+100000+50000
Duke+75000+30000+50000+20000+90000+90000+50000+50000
Utah+100000+50000+15000+20000+20000+25000+15000+10000
Boise State+100000+75000+12500+12500+30000+30000+20000+10000
Washington State+100000+75000+35000+20000+40000+70000+37500+15000
Boston College+100000+75000+35000+20000+45000+40000+50000+50000
South Carolina+100000+75000+50000+30000+20000+20000+20000+15000
Syracuse+100000+75000+75000+50000+50000+60000+50000+25000
Texas A&M+75000+15000+7500+12500+10000+7500+3300
Minnesota+100000+35000+20000+75000+90000+60000+25000
Arizona State+100000+75000+15000+90000+50000+30000+50000
Iowa State+100000+75000+30000+30000+60000
Virginia+100000+90000+50000+90000+100000+100000+50000
Tennessee+90000+40000+90000+50000+35000+25000
Indiana+90000+50000+90000+100000+100000+50000
FAU+90000+30000+90000+90000+50000+50000
USC+12500+6000+6000+5000+3300
Florida State+20000+20000+5000+3300+3300
Nebraska+20000+20000+17500+10000+15000
Houston+40000+30000+100000+100000+50000
Northwestern+40000+35000+70000+27500+15000
Maryland+50000+50000+50000+50000+50000
Georgia Tech+50000+75000+60000+50000+50000
Vanderbilt+50000+90000+100000+100000+50000
Kansas State+60000+30000+20000+10000
UCLA+90000+30000+15000+7500
Arizona+90000+30000+20000+10000
Wake Forest+90000+50000+25000+10000
Purdue+90000+50000+25000+25000
San Diego State+90000+50000+50000+50000
Arkansas+90000+50000+50000+50000
Pittsburgh+90000+50000+50000+50000
Baylor+90000+50000+50000+50000
North Carolina+90000+55000+50000+50000
Memphis+90000+90000+50000+25000
BYU+90000+100000+100000+50000
Fresno State+90000+100000+100000+50000
Illinois+90000+100000+100000+50000
Kansas+100000+100000+50000
Oregon State+100000+100000+50000
Rutgers+100000+100000+50000

With Week 6 in the books, we are roughly at the halfway point of the the 2018 college football regular-season. Time for an updated look at the odds to win the 2018 National Championship.

Teams are dropping like flies in terms of those who have a legit shot at making the playoffs and winning the title this year. When we first looked at the odds, way back in January, there were 71 teams listed with odds available to bet. After just two weeks that number was down to 54. As we head into Week 7 we are down to 27.

It’s really a lot smaller than that, as the books continue to list teams, even though they are basically out of it. Out of the 27 teams listed, only 16 of them have odds of 100 to 1 or better.

Alabama has been the overwhelming favorite to win it all for quite some time and their price just got a lot steeper. Last week the Crimson Tide were at -115 to win it all. They are now sitting at -200, which means you have to risk $200 to just win $100.

The three biggest challengers haven’t changed. Clemson, Ohio State and Georgia have been right there all season long and it just so happens that all 3 are currently listed at +750. For a while these were the only 4 teams with odds better than 20 to 1, but Notre Dame is now sitting at +950.

The only other teams with odds better than 50 to 1 are Michigan (+2500), Washington (+3000), Texas (+4000) and Oklahoma (+4500). Not to far behind this tier of teams you got Penn State (+5500), West Virginia (+6000), Wisconsin (+6000), UCF (+8000), NC State (+8000), LSU (+10000) and Miami (+100000).

The only other teams with odds better than 1,000 to 1 are Oregon (+20000), Florida (+20000), Iowa (+25000), Auburn (+30000), Stanford (+50000) and Mississippi State (+50000).

You can use these odds to get a good feel for how the oddsmakers rank the teams in their power ratings. Definitely a useful tool for handicapping the Week 7 college football 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.

Clemson (+750)  – The easy pick here would be to just take Alabama, but I’m sticking with Clemson, even after that early scare against Texas A&M and the near upset loss to Syracuse. I still think this team is going to keep getting better and better as the season progresses, especially now that Trevor Lawrence is the starter. More than anything, I like the schedule the rest of the way for the Tigers, as I have a hard time seeing them not finishing up at 12-0. All they need to do is win the ACC Championship Game and they are in the playoffs. This team has the talent to beat all of the elite teams, including the Crimson Tide.

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