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+27526.67%
Clemson+60014.29%
Georgia+75011.76%
Ohio State+75011.76%
Michigan+90010.00%
Penn State+11008.33%
Oklahoma+18005.26%
Auburn+20004.76%
Texas+20004.76%
Wisconsin+22004.35%
Miami-FL+22004.35%
Michigan State+25003.85%
LSU+25003.85%
Washington+28003.45%
USC+33002.94%
Notre Dame+33002.94%
Stanford+33002.94%
Virginia Tech+33002.94%
Florida State+33002.94%
Texas A&M+33002.94%
West Virginia+33002.94%
TCU+50001.96%
Florida+50001.96%
Oregon+50001.96%
UCLA+75001.32%
UCF+100000.99%
Oklahoma State+100000.99%
NC State+100000.99%
Utah+100000.99%
Kansas State+100000.99%
Mississippi State+100000.99%
Missouri+100000.99%
Boise State+100000.99%
Arizona+100000.99%
Wake Forest+100000.99%
Washington State+150000.66%
Iowa+150000.66%
South Carolina+150000.66%
Nebraska+150000.66%
Northwestern+150000.66%
Tennessee+250000.40%
Minnesota+250000.40%
Memphis+250000.40%
Purdue+250000.40%
Syracuse+250000.40%
South Florida+500000.20%
San Diego State+500000.20%
Maryland+500000.20%
BYU+500000.20%
Arkansas+500000.20%
Pittsburgh+500000.20%
Duke+500000.20%
North Carolina+500000.20%
Kentucky+500000.20%
California+500000.20%
Baylor+500000.20%
Boston College+500000.20%
Arizona State+500000.20%
Houston+500000.20%
FAU+500000.20%
Fresno State+500000.20%
Georgia Tech+500000.20%
Illinois+500000.20%
Indiana+500000.20%
Kansas+500000.20%
Nevada+500000.20%
Ole Miss+500000.20%
Oregon State+500000.20%
Rutgers+500000.20%
Texas Tech+500000.20%
UNLV+500000.20%
Utah State+500000.20%
Vanderbilt+500000.20%
Virginia+500000.20%
Team5-Dec28-Nov21-Nov14-Nov7-Nov31-Oct23-Oct16-Oct9-Oct2-Oct25-Sep18-Sep12-Sep5-Sep17-Aug11-Jul5-May12-Jan
Alabama+190+425+120+100-140-140-120-110+120+140+175+200+175+260+240+275+300+400
Clemson+250+425+500+800+700+1100+1000+900+375+375+500+550+1400+2000+2800+2800+2200+1600
Oklahoma+333+400+500+400+1400+2800+2500+2500+2500+1200+700+800+700+1400+1600+1400+1200+900
Georgia+333+700+1000+1200+400+1100+1000+1000+1800+1600+1500+2200+2500+2500+2500+2500+2000+3300
Auburn+425+800+900+4000+7500+7500+7500+3300+5000+6000+7500+7500+1800+2000+2000+2200+3300
Ohio State+700+1200+1800+7500+300+500+500+750+900+600+850+900+575+650+600+550+750
Wisconsin+900+1200+1200+1600+2800+2200+2000+2000+2500+2000+2200+2200+2500+3300+4000+5000+5000
Miami-FL+1600+800+900+1600+2800+2500+2800+3300+4000+4000+5000+4000+5000+6600+6600+6600+3300
USC+10000+10000+6600+20000+2800+1600+1400+700+700+600+700+600+700+700+900
TCU+10000+10000+12500+4000+10000+2500+2800+4000+4000+3000+7500+7500+7500+10000+10000+7500+7500
UCF+20000+50000+50000+10000+10000+15000+10000+15000
Notre Dame+15000+30000+700+1100+1800+3300+5000+6600+6000+7500+6600+5000+6600+5000+4000+4000
Michigan+10000+10000+20000+10000+3300+3300+1400+1200+2000+1400+1400+1500+1600+1200+900
Washington+15000+2500+2800+4000+4000+1800+1800+1500+2800+2800+3300+2000+2800+3300+4000
Oklahoma State+20000+10000+2800+2500+2500+2500+2500+2500+900+1800+1800+4000+5000+5000+3300
Penn State+30000+10000+2000+700+1000+1000+1200+1200+1200+1400+1400+1600+1400+1200+2000
Michigan State+10000+20000+10000+15000+50000+50000+15000+60000+50000+10000+7500
Stanford+10000+30000+30000+30000+30000+30000+30000+7500+11000+11000+10000+10000+6000
Virginia Tech+30000+20000+20000+20000+20000+3000+4000+3300+6600+7500+6600+5000+3300
LSU+30000+30000+20000+20000+30000+5000+5000+2000+2500+2500+2200+2000+1200
South Florida+10000+10000+15000+20000+20000+12500+10000+30000+50000+30000
NC State+10000+10000+15000+30000+50000+20000+50000+30000+10000+10000
Washington State+30000+30000+5000+6600+10000+7500+10000+10000+7500+6000
Texas+100000+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

Just like that the 2017-18 college football season is in the books. Say what you want about the playoff system, the last three championship games have been about as good as you could ask for. The most recent being a 26-23 overtime thriller, where Alabama defeated Georgia in an all-SEC title matchup. That’s now 5 titles for the Crimson Tide in the last 9 years.

We waste no time looking ahead to the odds to to win it all for the 2018-19 campaign. No surprise, Alabama is the overwhelming favorite to win it all again next year at +275. For those wondering, last year Alabama opened at +400. If the Tide are able to defend their championship, it would be the biggest preseason favorite to win it all since USC in 2003, where the Trojans opened at +300.

The team with the next best odds to win the title in 2018 is Clemson at +600, followed closely by Georgia and Ohio State at +750, Michigan at +900 and Penn State at +1100.

While you can’t argue Alabama being the favorite, you need to understand that these way too early odds are based a lot more on what a team just accomplished, as well as a school’s pedigree. There’s going to be certain teams who have great odds to win it all at this point in the season every year.

Another thing to keep in mind is the books like to list a boat load of teams, several of which have little to no chance of playing for a title. For example, there’s at least 10 teams who aren’t in a Power-5 conference listed with odds to bet. Unless the playoffs expand to 8 or more teams, I just don’t see a non-power 5 team making the 4-team playoff.

There’s also several Power 5 teams who are listed who have no business even having odds on the board. For example, Kansas, who just finished 1-11 and hasn’t won more than 3 games in a single season since 2009 can be bet at +50000.

I’ll continue to update the odds throughout the offseason (usually after spring practice and a couple months before the season starts) to allow you to see how the books adjust to the early action.

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