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 2017-18 College Football Playoffs

TeamCurrent OddsImplied Probability
Alabama-11052.38%
Ohio State+50016.67%
Clemson+90010.00%
Penn State+10009.09%
Georgia+10009.09%
Wisconsin+20004.76%
Oklahoma+25003.85%
Oklahoma State+25003.85%
USC+28003.45%
Miami-FL+28003.45%
TCU+28003.45%
Notre Dame+33002.94%
Michigan+33002.94%
Washington+40002.44%
Auburn+75001.32%
South Florida+100000.99%
NC State+100000.99%
Michigan State+100000.99%
UCF+100000.99%
Virginia Tech+200000.50%
LSU+200000.50%
Washington State+300000.33%
Stanford+300000.33%
Texas+1000000.10%
Team9-Oct2-Oct25-Sep18-Sep12-Sep5-Sep17-Aug11-Jul5-May12-Jan
Alabama+120+140+175+200+175+260+240+275+300+400
Ohio State+750+900+600+850+900+575+650+600+550+750
Clemson+375+375+500+550+1400+2000+2800+2800+2200+1600
Penn State+1000+1200+1200+1200+1400+1400+1600+1400+1200+2000
Georgia+1800+1600+1500+2200+2500+2500+2500+2500+2000+3300
Wisconsin+2000+2500+2000+2200+2200+2500+3300+4000+5000+5000
Oklahoma+2500+1200+700+800+700+1400+1600+1400+1200+900
Oklahoma State+2500+2500+2500+900+1800+1800+4000+5000+5000+3300
USC+1600+1400+700+700+600+700+600+700+700+900
Miami-FL+3300+4000+4000+5000+4000+5000+6600+6600+6600+3300
TCU+4000+4000+3000+7500+7500+7500+10000+10000+7500+7500
Notre Dame+5000+6600+6000+7500+6600+5000+6600+5000+4000+4000
Michigan+3300+1400+1200+2000+1400+1400+1500+1600+1200+900
Washington+1800+1800+1500+2800+2800+3300+2000+2800+3300+4000
Auburn+3300+5000+6000+7500+7500+1800+2000+2000+2200+3300
South Florida+15000+20000+20000+12500+10000+30000+50000+30000
NC State+15000+30000+50000+20000+50000+30000+10000+10000
Michigan State+15000+50000+50000+15000+60000+50000+10000+7500
UCF+15000
Virginia Tech+20000+20000+3000+4000+3300+6600+7500+6600+5000+3300
LSU+20000+30000+5000+5000+2000+2500+2500+2200+2000+1200
Washington State+5000+6600+10000+7500+10000+10000+7500+6000
Stanford+30000+30000+30000+30000+7500+11000+11000+10000+10000+6000
Texas+20000+20000+30000+30000+10000+10000+4000+3300+2800+2800
San Diego State+15000
Florida State+10000+6000+2800+2800+2500+750+700+750+700
Louisville+10000+10000+10000+2500+5000+3300+2200+2200+1800
Utah+10000+25000+30000+30000+15000+15000
Florida+20000+20000+6600+7500+6600+3300+3300+4000+5000
Kansas State+30000+30000+30000+5000+7500+10000+7500+6600+5000
Texas A&M+30000+30000+30000+30000+7500+15000+15000+10000+6600
West Virginia+30000+30000+30000+30000+30000+30000+10000+6600+5000
Oregon+10000+4000+4000+7500+10000+7500+7500+6600
Mississippi State+10000+4000+50000+50000+30000+25000
Tennessee+50000+30000+7500+6600+7500+7500+6600+5000
Minnesota+50000+50000+30000+50000+50000+30000+25000
Iowa+30000+10000+15000+30000+30000+25000+15000
UCLA+7500+7500+10000+7500+6600+5000
Maryland+15000+10000+100000+50000+50000+50000
South Carolina+20000+50000+50000+50000+30000+25000
Colorado+30000+10000+30000+30000+10000+10000
Nebraska+10000+20000+15000+10000+15000
BYU+20000+20000+30000+30000+25000
Arkansas+20000+50000+30000+25000+25000
Northwestern+25000+30000+30000+30000+25000
Pittsburgh+30000+50000+30000+30000+25000
Missouri+30000+50000+50000+50000+50000
Boise State+30000+100000+50000+15000+7500
Duke+30000+100000+50000+30000+50000
North Carolina+50000+50000+50000+25000+25000
Kentucky+50000+50000+50000+50000+50000
California+50000+100000+50000+50000+25000
Baylor+100000+50000+30000+30000+25000
Arizona+100000+100000+50000+50000+25000
Boston College+100000+100000+50000+50000+50000
Arizona State+50000+30000+25000+25000
Houston+20000+20000+20000+10000+30000+100000+30000+30000+25000
Cincinnati+100000+50000+50000+50000

Week 7 of the 2017 college football regular season is in the books. I always find it interesting to see how a team’s odds to win it all are affected by their performance on a week-to-week basis.

Betting Favorite: Alabama (-110)

If the last two weeks have taught us anything, it’s that we should expect a lot more upsets over the final 7 weeks of the regular season. Six teams ranked inside the Top 10 have lost to an unranked opponent the past two weeks. The only team that looks like a sure-thing is Alabama, but they still have two big games against LSU and Auburn to play out of the SEC West and a likely showdown with what appears to be a very good Georgia team in the SEC Championship Game.

Oddsmakers aren’t to concerned with the Crimson Tide holding serve and getting back to the playoffs, as Alabama is the overwhelming favorite to win it all at -110. The lowest they have been since we started tracking the lines after last year’s title game.

The team with the next best odds is Ohio State at +500. The Buckeyes have odds better than 4 other Power 5 programs without a loss, including No. 2 Penn State, who they will play next week. After Ohio State it’s Clemson at +900. While the Tigers lost a game they shouldn’t have, the defending champs will get an invite back to the playoffs if they can win out. Lucky for them they are on a bye this week, as starting QB Kelly Bryant likely wouldn’t have been able to play.

Right behind Clemson is both Penn State and Georgia at +1000. After that, there’s a big drop off to Wisconsin at +2000. Then we got Oklahoma State at +2500, USC, Miami and TCU at +2800. Next up is Notre Dame and Michigan at +3300, followed closely by Washington at +4000. The only other team with odds better than 100 to 1 is Auburn all the way back at +7500.

Be sure to check out our Heisman odds page to see which players are favored to be in contention for the award in 2017.

Best Value Play : Notre Dame (+3300)

The Fighting Irish are flying under the radar right now, but won’t be for long if they continue to play as well as they have to start the season. Notre Dame has a loss, but it’s by just 1-point to Georgia, which looks better and better with each Bulldog victory. A home win over USC this week would definitely boost that resume, plus they still have games at Miami and Stanford, as well as a home game against NC State. If Notre Dame wins out, I have a hard time seeing them not getting an invite. The biggest concern would be if Georgia runs the table and their lone loss is to Alabama in the SEC title game. Would be hard for the committee to give the nod to the Irish over the Bulldogs. Either way it’s not out of the question the SEC gets two, the Big 10 gets one and the Pac-12 and Big 12 get left out.

 

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
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
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