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-22569.23%
Clemson+29525.32%
Notre Dame+14006.67%
Oklahoma+14006.67%
Team28-Nov21-Nov14-Nov7-Nov31-Oct24-Oct17-Oct10-Oct3-Oct26-Sep19-Sep12-Sep5-Sep27-Jul7-May9-Jan
Alabama-260-250-265-265-200-200-185-200-115-115+140+210+175+180+225+275
Clemson+350+350+450+500+550+500+650+750+550+500+375+500+450+550+550+600
Notre Dame+900+700+700+550+650+650+950+950+1200+2000+2000+1400+2000+5000+4000+3300
Oklahoma+1800+2000+2800+2200+2200+3000+3500+4500+2200+2500+1600+1800+2200+2000+2500+1800
Georgia+1200+1800+1600+2000+1600+1400+1600+750+750+800+700+800+800+850+800+750
Ohio State+1500+4000+2000+2000+1200+1200+700+750+550+500+550+800+800+750+750+750
Michigan+650+650+650+1200+1200+1200+2500+2000+3000+2500+3300+7000+2000+1600+900
Washington State+12500+15000+15000+10000+100000+75000+35000+20000+40000+70000+37500+15000
West Virginia+15000+5000+10000+5000+10000+6000+6000+5000+5000+4500+3300+4000+8500+6000+3300
UCF+15000+15000+15000+6600+6600+8000+8000+8000+10000+10000+5000+25000+25000+10000+10000
LSU+100000+2500+2500+3000+10000+4000+4000+3300+4000+5500+6500+3500+2500
Texas+10000+5000+3500+4000+8000+8000+6000+9000+20000+4000+4000+2000
Kentucky+15000+50000+100000+100000+20000+30000+35000+20000+90000+65000+50000+50000
Mississippi State+20000+27500+10000+50000+50000+8500+10000+6000+7500+8500+10000+10000
Florida+25000+10000+5000+20000+25000+50000+25000+20000+10000+10000+5000+5000
Penn State+25000+50000+10000+5500+4500+4000+2600+2800+4000+2500+2000+1100
Iowa+30000+20000+17500+25000+30000+30000+12500+20000+30000+40000+20000+15000
Virginia+100000+100000+90000+50000+90000+100000+100000+50000
Northwestern+100000+40000+35000+70000+27500+15000
Wisconsin+12500+10000+6000+5500+5500+2600+1200+1800+2000+2500+2200
NC State+27500+9000+8000+50000+50000+32500+15000+50000+40000+20000+10000
Auburn+27500+27500+30000+5500+5000+2200+1400+1600+3000+2500+2000
Washington+30000+9000+3000+2500+3000+2200+2800+4500+2000+3000+2800
Miami-FL+50000+17500+10000+6600+7500+4500+5000+12500+4000+3000+2200
Oregon+17500+20000+20000+50000+7500+7500+7500+10000+10000+5000
Michigan State+100000+100000+10000+10000+8000+9000+5000+4500+3000+2500
TCU+100000+100000+100000+100000+7500+6000+12500+10000+9000+5000
Texas Tech+100000+100000+100000+75000+90000+20000+90000+75000+50000+50000
Stanford+50000+8000+4000+6000+4000+7500+6000+4500+3300
South Florida+100000+100000+100000+75000+50000+90000+50000+50000+50000
Oklahoma State+30000+30000+10000+15000+27500+22500+12500+10000
Virginia Tech+50000+100000+4500+5000+6500+10000+6000+3300
Missouri+75000+10000+35000+30000+45000+30000+10000+10000
California+75000+35000+50000+30000+90000+100000+100000+50000
Duke+75000+30000+50000+20000+90000+90000+50000+50000
Utah+100000+50000+15000+20000+20000+25000+15000+10000
Boise State+100000+75000+12500+12500+30000+30000+20000+10000
Boston College+100000+75000+35000+20000+45000+40000+50000+50000
South Carolina+100000+75000+50000+30000+20000+20000+20000+15000
Syracuse+100000+75000+75000+50000+50000+60000+50000+25000
Texas A&M+75000+15000+7500+12500+10000+7500+3300
Minnesota+100000+35000+20000+75000+90000+60000+25000
Arizona State+100000+75000+15000+90000+50000+30000+50000
Iowa State+100000+75000+30000+30000+60000
Tennessee+90000+40000+90000+50000+35000+25000
Indiana+90000+50000+90000+100000+100000+50000
FAU+90000+30000+90000+90000+50000+50000
USC+12500+6000+6000+5000+3300
Florida State+20000+20000+5000+3300+3300
Nebraska+20000+20000+17500+10000+15000
Houston+40000+30000+100000+100000+50000
Maryland+50000+50000+50000+50000+50000
Georgia Tech+50000+75000+60000+50000+50000
Vanderbilt+50000+90000+100000+100000+50000
Kansas State+60000+30000+20000+10000
UCLA+90000+30000+15000+7500
Arizona+90000+30000+20000+10000
Wake Forest+90000+50000+25000+10000
Purdue+90000+50000+25000+25000
San Diego State+90000+50000+50000+50000
Arkansas+90000+50000+50000+50000
Pittsburgh+90000+50000+50000+50000
Baylor+90000+50000+50000+50000
North Carolina+90000+55000+50000+50000
Memphis+90000+90000+50000+25000
BYU+90000+100000+100000+50000
Fresno State+90000+100000+100000+50000
Illinois+90000+100000+100000+50000
Kansas+100000+100000+50000
Oregon State+100000+100000+50000
Rutgers+100000+100000+50000

There’s no more guessing who will make the playoffs. We know the 4 teams that will compete for the national championship.

No. 1 Alabama is still the overwhelming favorite at -225, but we did see their odds dip from -260 to -225 after they barely got by Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. No. 2 Clemson isn’t too far back, as they come in at +295, while No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Oklahoma are both sitting at +1400.

The semifinals will be played on Saturday, Dec. 29th. Alabama will take on Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl and Clemson will face off with Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl. Oddsmakers aren’t exactly expecting either game to be that competitive. The Crimson Tide are currently a 14-point favorite over the Sooners and the Tigers are a 11-point favorite against the Fighting Irish.

The National Championship Game will be played on Monday, January, 7th. Be sure to check back the following Tuesday, as we will be posting the way to early odds to win it all for 2019.

College Football Playoff Predictions – Pick to Win National Title

As we update the odds over the course of the season (updated weekly when season starts), I’ll give out my favorite wager based on the most recent lines.

Clemson (+295)  – I’ve been on the Tigers since the season started. I just feel like they are the one team that has the talent to beat Alabama and maybe more than anything, they have shown they can hang with the Crimson Tide on this stage. The Tigers are also a team that I feel confident that can move the ball against the Crimson Tide. I also think Oklahoma could score on Alabama, just not nearly enough to compensate for what their defense allows.

I don’t blame ya if you want to lay the juice on Alabama and take your chances with that team not losing, but in terms of value, Clemson is the best bet.

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