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
|Team||Current Odds||Implied Probability|
|San Diego State||+15000|
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!
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.
|Season||Favorite||Score||Underdog||Score||Point Spread||Over/Under||ATS Result||Total Result|
|1999||Florida State||46||Virginia Tech||29||-6||49.5||Favorite||Over|