Week 12 was a crazy one in college football, even if you followed SVP and his picks! Georgia held off Auburn on the final drive, Iowa State upset Texas, West Virginia upset Kansas State, undefeated Minnesota lost a tough one to the Iowa Hawkeyes to end their title hopes, and Oklahoma had a comeback for the ages and defeated Baylor 34-31.
Oddly, none of those were the most newsworthy in Week 12. In an unfortunate turn of events, Tua Tagovailoa seriously injured his hip and is out for the season, and likely has played his last snap for the University of Alabama.
From the sports betting point of view, of course that changes his Heisman Odds but Joe Burrow has made that a one-man race.
From the National Champions Futures Market point of view, it has changed everything.
Latest Odds To Win College Football National Title
DraftKings Sportsbook provided a chart that shows the top six programs in current odds to win the National Championship, compared to their odds last week (entering Week 12). Take a look.
|Notable CFB National Champion Winner Odds Movements|
|Team||Pre-Week 12||Current Odds|
|Provided by DraftKings Sportsbook|
THE Ohio State University, as so many alumni refer to the school as, is in sole possession of being the favorite to win the National Championship at +200 on DraftKings Sportsbook. They were +225 last week, but move into sole possession after Week 12.
Clemson saw no movement in their odds, but fell to second behind Ohio State to win the National Championship. They are still +225, but likely have the easiest path of the top six given the schedule for the rest of the season. Clemson is a very talented football team though, hence why this is the first week all season that Clemson has not been the favorite to win the title. Until now, Clemson has always had the best odds to win the entire thing.
The LSU Tigers keep climbing the ladder, and are now +250 to win the National Championship. A convincing win over Alabama and a tough schedule to this point has proven the Tigers, their one drawback will be defensively as they continue to allow a ton of points. With that being said, they also continue to outscore everyone. Being in the SEC means they will have at least one more tough game before the playoffs, which is likely why the odds aren’t higher.
Alabama without Tua
How the mighty have fallen. Alabama only has one loss (to LSU), but the hard part about the college football playoff is there are only four teams. Alabama is amongst the most talented teams in the country, but they need to make the playoff first. After the Tua Tagovailoa injury, Alabama has fallen (again) from +1200 to +2000 to win the National Championship.
It looks like Ohio State, Clemson, and LSU will all likely finish in the playoff…so there is one spot left for Alabama, Georgia, Penn State, and others.