College Football Odds: Teams with the best college football playoff odds

In the world of sports betting, sometimes focusing on the average yields extraordinary profits for gamblers. Imagine this!

So with college football around the corner, we wanted to take a look at the top 25 teams with the best odds, while also looking at the average college football national champion odds.

Now, it’s that time of year when everyone’s dropping it like it’s hot — “it” being preseason polls. The The AP just released its Top 25 preseason college rankingsand FOX Sports’ own RJ Young got lead in survey gamespublishing its version last week.

Even if it’s nominal, where a team lands in the preseason AP Top 25 poll affects the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings, which ultimately dictate who plays for the title. The CFP releases its first rankings in October, and how high a team climbs or how far it falls can often be correlated as late as August’s preseason polls.

All’s fair in polls and football, right?

But what is the role of the pre-season coefficients plays into all of this? According to FOX Sports Research, since 2008 the average preseason odds for a future national champion is +1415! That might be surprising, because oftentimes bettors feel confident with teams with odds on the lower side to throw down cash — the Alabamas, Georgias, and Ohioans of the world.

With that in mind, we highlight a few teams that we think might be worth betting on. But first, let’s turn our attention to the top 25 odds for teams to win the College Football Playoff, with all odds via FOX Bet.


Alabama: +185 (bet $10 to win $28.50 total)
Ohio State: +320 (bet $10 to win $42 total)
Georgia: +400 (bet $10 to win $50 total)
Clemson: +1000 (bet $10 to win $110 total)
USC: +2200 (bet $10 to win $230 total)
Texas A&M: +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Oklahoma: +4500 (bet $10 to win $460 total)
Notre Dame: +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
Michigan: +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)
Utah: +5500 (bet $10 to win $560 total)
Texas: +6000 (bet $10 to win $610 total)
Oregon: +7000 (bet $10 to win $710 total)
Miami (FL): +7500 (bet $10 to win $760 total)
Wisconsin: +7500 (bet $10 to win $760 total)
Oklahoma State: +8500 (bet $10 to win $860 total)
Louisiana State: +9000 (bet $10 to win $910 total)
Florida: +9000 (bet $10 to win $910 total)
Tennessee: +10000 (bet $10 to win $1010 total)
Michigan State: +10000 (bet $10 to win $1,010 total)
Baylor: +10000 (bet $10 to win $1,010 total)
Penn State: +10000 (bet $10 to win $1,010 total)
Mississippi: +12500 (bet $10 to win $1260 total)
Kentucky: +12500 (bet $10 to win $1260 total)
Arkansas: +12500 (bet $10 to win $1260 total)
Nebraska: +15000 (bet $10 to win $1510 total)

*coefficients as of 15.08.2022

The odds always tell a story, and the ones above say the next national champion will be a team that has been there and done that recently.

But let’s dive a little deeper into the averages and look at some teams that have odds a little closer to +1415 for luck.

Clemson: +1000 (bet $10 to win $110 total)

The Tigers have the fourth-best odds to be crowned the next college football national champion. And it makes sense. Under coach Dabo Swinney, Clemson has been to the big dance four times and brought home the trophy twice. From developing top talent like Trevor Lawrence to appearing in seven ACC Championship games, Swinney has proven to be a force.

While bettors who have taken Clemson outright (SU) in championship games since Swinney has been at the helm are averaging 2-2, Clemson could bounce back this season and get backers on the winning side of that bet.

USC: +2200 (bet $10 to win $230 total)

The magic number is +1415, right? Well, the Trojans’ odds are a bit longer than the lucky benchmark, but since the bigger numbers help even out the averages, +2200 is worth a look.

The Trojans have a new coach in Lincoln Riley and a new quarterback in Caleb Williams, so those two developments alone make it hard not to like SC’s chances. Riley hopes to bring the Trojan Renaissance to Southern California, and if he succeeds in Year 1, bettors could make a nice little profit.

Michigan: +5000 (bet $10 to win $510 total)

At +700, the Wolverines have the second-best odds to win in the Big 10 behind Ohio State (-227). And FOX Sports Research notes that since 2008, the average preseason conference win odds of eventual Power 5 winners is +702. So UM might be in the perfect spot in that category. When it comes to natty win odds, however, Big Blue is almost a long shot at +5000.

As we said above, it takes bigger numbers to even out the averages, and if coach Jim Harbaugh can take advantage of the momentum of being the reigning Big 10 champions, then Big Blue could be the last team on top come January .

As we know, those odds can change even more as we get closer to the season. But if you’re ready to get in on the action now, head over to FOX Bet to bet on the next college football national champion!

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