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
|Team||Current Odds||Implied Probability|
|San Diego State||+50000||0.20%|
|San Diego State||+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!
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|