Will the perennially-powerful Clemson Tigers or Alabama Crimson Tide get back on top in the world of college football after having their four-year run on dominance snapped by LSU this past season? Could the Ohio State Buckeyes claim their first title under head coach Ryan Day after winning it all for former head coach Urban Meyer back in 2014? Let’s check the early College Football Championship Odds for your futures betting.
NCAAF Conference Championship Odds Update May 07th 2020
Could the Georgia Bulldogs get back in the national championship mix after coming up just short a year ago or could some other fringe title hopeful like Texas A&M upset the entire apple cart en route to the 2021 national championship? While the 2020 NCAA college football season isn’t scheduled to get underway for a few more months, now is a great time to take a look at the most recent odds to win the 2020-21 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Odds to Win 2020-21 College Football Championship
- Championship Odds: +230
The Tigers are prohibitive favorites heading into 2020 for a reason people. While Clemson lost some impressive talent following last season’s run to the national championship game, they also return a ton of gifted performers, starting with Heisman-hopeful quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne and to a slightly lesser degree, wide receiver Justyn Ross.
Ohio State Buckeyes
- Championship Odds: +350
The Buckeyes reached the CFP semifinals before falling to Clemson, but the Buckeyes should be right back in the title mix despite losing stars like Chase Young and Jeffrey Okudah, among others. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is coming off a season for the ages and if he plays anywhere close to that level again in 2020, Ohio State will definitely contend.
Alabama Crimson Tide
- Championship Odds: +475
The Crimson Tide lose a ton of talent each and every year, but I’m thinking the loss of star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is going to hurt more than any of their losses in recent years. Alabama will almost certainly get back to being the run-first team they had always been until Tua came along, but that might not be good enough with the rest of the SEC clearly catching up to the Tide.
- Championship Odds: +800
Georgia lost starting quarterback Jake Fromm to the NFL draft, but the Bulldogs are loaded with top-notch talent and they’ll have an experienced starter at quarterback with Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman under center. If the Dawgs replace running back D’Andre Swift successfully, their 2020 team could be their most explosive offense yet under head coach Kirby Smart.
- Championship Odds: +1600
Florida has recorded 21 wins and a pair of bowl game victories in two seasons under head coach Dan Mullen. The Gators need to replace four of their top six wide receivers and star cornerback C.J. Henderson, but Florida has recruited well the past two seasons and Mullen is among the nation’s top coaches.
- Championship Odds: +1400
LSU needs to replace starting quarterback Joe Burrow, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, wideout Justin Jefferson and starting linebackers K’Lavon Chaisson and Patrick Queen and safety Grant Delpit among others. LSU’s most significant loss however will be offensive coordinator Joe Brady and that could be too much for the Tigers to overcome one year after winning it all.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Championship Odds: +2500
With star quarterback Ian Book back under center an a defense that limited the opposition to just 18.7 points per game last season, the Irish will look to improve on their 10-2 mark from a year ago.
- Championship Odds: +1800
The Sooners will have their fourth starting quarterback in as many seasons in Spencer rattler, the No. 1 quarterback recruit in 2019. The good news for rattler and the Sooners is that Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray both won Heisman trophies in 2017 and 2018 before Jalen Hurts finished second in the Heisman voting last year.
The Best Of the Rest
- Texas A&M Aggies +3000
- Texas Longhorns +4000
- USC Trojans +6000
- Oregon Ducks +3500
- Auburn Tigers +3500
- Michigan Wolverines +5000
- Oklahoma State Cowboys +5000
- Penn State Nittany Lions +4500
- Wisconsin Badgers +6000
- Miami Hurricanes +6000
- USC +6000
- Iowa Hawkeyes +9000
- Iowa State Cyclones +800