Early Look at the 2016 NCAA Football Betting Odds Longshots

Posted by Eric Williams on May 19, 2016 in

When it comes to upstart long shots and their respective College Football betting lines to win the 2017 national championship, the Northwestern Wildcats and Temple Owls are the two teams that come to mind first and foremost. However, I do expect both blossoming gridiron programs to have some ‘long shot’ company in their pursuit of national collegiate football supremacy in 2016. This look at my top six long sots to win big this coming season will both, inform and entertain!

A Look at the Early Look at the 2016 NCAA Football Betting Odds Longshots

Team Odds

  • Arizona State 100/1
  • Arkansas 100/1
  • Boise State 100/1
  • Iowa 100/1
  • Nebraska 100/1North Carolina 100/1
  • Texas A&M 100/1
  • Utah 100/1
  • Wisconsin 100/1
  • Washington State 250/1
  • Arizona 300/1
  • BYU 300/1
  • Mississippi State 300/1
  • Kansas State 500/1
  • Texas Tech 750/1
  • Boston College 1000/1
  • Missouri 1000/1
  • Northwestern 1000/1
  • Temple 1000/1
  • Illinois 2000/1
  • Indiana 2000/1


The Wildcats fielded one of the nation’s best defenses last season, but in order to really challenge for a national championship, I believe the Wildcats are going to need to improve their uninspiring offense. Still, at 1000-1, the Cats are offering a ton of value.


The Badgers went 10-3 in Paul Chryst’s first season and could be even better in 2016 thanks to the return of running back Corey Clement who missed most of the 2015 season with various injuries. The Badgers must replace quarterback Joel Stave and a handful of departed starters, but who knows, they could surprise for the second straight season.


If quarterback Tommy Armstrong learns to manage the ball better in 2016, the Cornhuskers could improve on their underwhelming 6-7 mark in 2015 in a big way. Then again, Nebraska needs to address its rushing attack and replace both of their starting defensive tackles.


The Hawkeyes had a fantastic season in 2015 and nearly reached the four-team College Football Playoff under head coach Kirk Ferentz. Iowa needs to find replacements for running back Jordan Canzeri and wide receiver Tevaun Smith along with offensive linemen Jordan Walsh and Austin Blythe, but they do have a gifted quarterback in C.J. Beathard and what should be a very god defense again this coming season. I love the Hawkeyes and their college football national championship odds at 1000/1!