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+22530.77%
Clemson+55015.38%
Ohio State+75011.76%
Georgia+80011.11%
Michigan+16005.88%
Penn State+20004.76%
Oklahoma+25003.85%
Auburn+25003.85%
Wisconsin+25003.85%
Miami-FL+30003.23%
Michigan State+30003.23%
Washington+30003.23%
Florida State+33002.94%
LSU+35002.78%
Texas+40002.44%
Notre Dame+40002.44%
Stanford+45002.17%
USC+50001.96%
Florida+50001.96%
Virginia Tech+60001.64%
West Virginia+60001.64%
Texas A&M+75001.32%
TCU+90001.10%
Oregon+100000.99%
UCF+100000.99%
Mississippi State+100000.99%
Missouri+100000.99%
Nebraska+100000.99%
Oklahoma State+125000.79%
UCLA+150000.66%
Utah+150000.66%
NC State+200000.50%
Kansas State+200000.50%
Boise State+200000.50%
Arizona+200000.50%
Iowa+200000.50%
South Carolina+200000.50%
Wake Forest+250000.40%
Purdue+250000.40%
Northwestern+275000.36%
Arizona State+300000.33%
Ole Miss+300000.33%
Tennessee+350000.28%
Washington State+375000.27%
Memphis+500000.20%
Syracuse+500000.20%
San Diego State+500000.20%
Maryland+500000.20%
Arkansas+500000.20%
Pittsburgh+500000.20%
Duke+500000.20%
North Carolina+500000.20%
Kentucky+500000.20%
Baylor+500000.20%
Boston College+500000.20%
FAU+500000.20%
Georgia Tech+500000.20%
Texas Tech+500000.20%
South Florida+500000.20%
Minnesota+600000.17%
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%
Team9-Jan
Alabama+275
Clemson+600
Ohio State+750
Georgia+750
Michigan+900
Penn State+1100
Oklahoma+1800
Auburn+2000
Wisconsin+2200
Miami-FL+2200
Michigan State+2500
Washington+2800
Florida State+3300
LSU+2500
Texas+2000
Notre Dame+3300
Stanford+3300
USC+3300
Florida+5000
Virginia Tech+3300
West Virginia+3300
Texas A&M+3300
TCU+5000
Oregon+5000
UCF+10000
Mississippi State+10000
Missouri+10000
Nebraska+15000
Oklahoma State+10000
UCLA+7500
Utah+10000
NC State+10000
Kansas State+10000
Boise State+10000
Arizona+10000
Iowa+15000
South Carolina+15000
Wake Forest+10000
Purdue+25000
Northwestern+15000
Arizona State+50000
Ole Miss+50000
Tennessee+25000
Washington State+15000
Memphis+25000
Syracuse+25000
San Diego State+50000
Maryland+50000
Arkansas+50000
Pittsburgh+50000
Duke+50000
North Carolina+50000
Kentucky+50000
Baylor+50000
Boston College+50000
FAU+50000
Georgia Tech+50000
Texas Tech+50000
South Florida+50000
Minnesota+25000
BYU+50000
California+50000
Houston+50000
Fresno State+50000
Illinois+50000
Indiana+50000
Kansas+50000
Oregon State+50000
Rutgers+50000
Vanderbilt+50000
Virginia+50000

With spring practices in the books we take our second look at the 2018-19 college football National Championship odds. Note that we first looked at the odds right after Alabama’s win over Georgia. To view those odds, just click on the archive tab above the current odds.

Not a ton has changed from when we first checked-in,  but it’s worth a look now that we have a little better idea of what the contenders will look like after spring ball. No surprise, that Alabama is listed as the favorite. As long as Nick Saban is with the Crimson Tide, you can expect them to be at or near the top of this list every year. Alabama is currently listed at +225, which is slightly better than the +275 they opened up at in early January.

Next up is Clemson at +550, followed closely by Ohio State at +750 and Georgia at +800. It’s pretty safe to say that these are who the oddsmakers think are the four best teams going into the 2018 campaign.

That’s evident by the fact that Michigan is next up all the way back at +1600. You have another Big Ten team in Penn State at +2000, before you find Oklahoma, Auburn, and Wisconsin at +2500. Followed closely by Miami, Michigan State and Washington at +3000. You can also throw FSU (+3300), LSU (+3500), Texas (+4000), Notre Dame (+4000), Stanford (+4500), USC (+5000) and Florida (+5000) in this mix of teams who have what feels like a legit shot at making the playoffs if things go their way.

Chances are there won’t be a team listed with odds worse than 50 to 1 that makes the playoffs, but it’s not out of the question. As you can see, oddsmakers will go ahead and list just about every Power 5 team and even some small conference teams that are suppose to be loaded this year. I like to use this extensive list early to get an early gauge on what teams might be flying under the radar and what teams are likely to be overvalued.

Typically you will see teams that had a poor record with a lot of talent coming back with odds a little higher than you might expect. Others like UCF, who had a breakout season, but lost their head coach, are likely too high on the list.

I’ve already started researching teams for the upcoming season and it won’t be long before I start providing my early predictions on both the individual performances of teams and how entire conferences will play out. I’ll also continue to update these odds throughout the offseason.

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