The 2020 college football national championship may have just concluded with LSU winning Monday night’s huge title tilt against the formerly reigning national champion Clemson Tigers, but thanks to the release of the odds to win next season’s 2021 national championship, you could already make a potentially winning wager – or three – on a handful of next year’s CFP title hopefuls.
Thanks to this fun-filled, look at the odds to win the 2021 National Championship next season, you’re going to have a great chance to boost the annual college football betting bankroll, long before the new season ever begins. Now, let’s get started.
Early 2021 National Champions Odds – January 14th Edition
Odds to Win the 2021 CFP National Championship
- Clemson +200
- Ohio State +350
- Alabama +700
- Georgia +750
- LSU +1400
- Notre Dame +2000
- Florida +2500
- Texas +2500
- USC +2500
- Oklahoma +3000
- Texas A&M +3000
- Wisconsin +3000
- Iowa +5000
- Michigan +5000
- Penn State +5000
- Auburn +6000
- Nebraska +6000
- Oklahoma State +6000
As you can see, despite their title game loss to LSU on Monday night, perennially-powerful Clemson and superstar quarterback Trevor Lawrence are back as the prohibitive favorite to win it all next season. However, the Tigers will have their share of question marks, though they won’t have a lack of talent to address those question marks.
While the gifted Lawrence will be back under center for what will almost assuredly be his final season, the Tigers could potentially lose star running back Travis Etienne and leading receiver Tee Higgins. Do-it-all linebacker Isaiah Simmons will almost assuredly be leaving to become a high draft pick and a trio of starting defensive backs could all leave as well in junior A.J. Terrell and seniors K’Von Wallace and Tanner Muse.
Still, the Tigers have another class of elite high school recruits coming in and they have another relatively soft schedule that features just two games against non-conference opponents that look slightly challenging as they head to Notre Dame on Nov. 7 and host South Carolina on Nov. 28.
Ohio State loses superstar defensive lineman Chase Young and several other key performers like Jeffrey Okudah, Jordan Fuller and Damon Arnette and the Buckeyes could potentially see star running back J.K. Dobbins leave as well. Still, with gifted quarterback Justin Fields under center and the nation’s top recruiting class on the way, Ohio State looks like a team that will definitely challenge for a berth in next season’s College Football Playoff.
For the first time in ages, Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide have more question marks than actual answers as star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and star wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, among others, are set to leave the program. The good news for Saban is that the Tide have the nation’s No. 2 recruiting class waiting in the wings.
Next up, annual contender Georgia will lose three-year starting quarterback Jake Fromm to the NFL draft and they could also lose star running back D’Andre Swift, but the Bulldogs recently added former Wake Forest star quarterback Jamie Newman and he’ll likely start right away next season. Georgia won’t suffer many losses on the defensive side of the ball and that means Georgia will be stupendous defensively at the very least again next season.
Last, but not least, rounding out the top five favorites is LSU, fresh off their unbeaten run to the national championship. The Tigers had an absolutely phenomenal campaign in running the table this season, but the Tigers will lose star quarterback Joe Burrow to the NFL draft and no team has repeated as national champs during the playoff era.
Looking For A Longshot
I know the Gophers play in a loaded Big Ten that features Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan, but Minnesota is coming off a double-digit winning campaign and their program is definitely trending upward under head coach P.J. Fleck. While the Gophers will need to replace a bunch of starters on the defensive side of the ball, I like the direction Minnesota is heading in even if they look like something of an afterthought in the Big ten!