College Football National Title Odds 2022: Georgia is favored after Alabama upset

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While there may only be a few teams that can realistically win the College Football Playoff to be national champions, following the odds market can be very profitable for futures bettors during the seeason. In addition, the odds movement is quite significant after an upset or unexpected result.

When it comes to betting on futures in college football, the most popular market is wagering on which team will win the National Championship the following year. Whether Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma or others, the odds move throughout the offseason as well, creating a fun market to wager on.

Last year’s 2020-21 college football season was massively impacted by COVID-19. But, the CFB season continued despite the concerns and we saw a few great games, some top performances and clear odds movement on the National Title front. Alabama won the National Championship in 2020-2021, but who is the favorite for this year? Let’s take a look at the latest odds, news, and more throughout the college football season.

 

National Championship Odds Timeline 2022

A look at how the National Championship odds have moved throughout the 2021-22 college football season.

  • Week 7 Update – Georgia’s National Championship odds rise to +120, Alabama at +240.
  • October 11th, 2021 – Alabama is upset by Texas A&M, moving Georgia into the top spot as a +125 favorite to win the title.
  • October 4th, 2021 – Alabama’s odds sit at +150 after a big Ole Miss win, but Georgia has climbed to +175. Two-team race.
  • September 27th, 2021 – The Bulldogs odds have increased to +200. They have a showdown with Arkansas in Week 5, with Ole Miss/Alabama happening too.
  • September 20th, 2021 – Georgia’s odds rise to +250 on FanDuel, Alabama is favored at +175 on PointsBet.
  • Week 2, September 13th, 2021 – After another incredible performance and OSU faltering, Alabama’s National Championship odds rose to +150 at FanDuel.
  • September 6th, 2021 – After Week 1, the odds shifted as Clemson lost to Georgia and Alabama dominated. ‘Bama is as high as +200.
  • September 2nd, 2021 – As Week 1 begins, Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and Oklahoma top the charts.
  • Week 0, 2021 – As the CFB season starts, Alabama still is favored to win the National Championship.
  • August 19th, 2021 – Alabama odds set at +250 to win the National Championship on DraftKings Sportsbook, Clemson at +380.
  • August 2021 – Odds have stabilized as the season approaches. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma lead the top 5.
  • July 2021 – Georgia climbs into the top three, as odds rose to around +550 to win the National Title
  • June 2021 – Odds fluctuate briefly, but the top remains unchanged as Alabama, Clemson, Oklahoma, and Ohio State lead.
  • April 2021 – Odds remain relatively unchanged during spring practice.
  • February 2021 – After initial betting, Alabama’s odds rose to +300.
  • January 2021 – Alabama opens as National Championship favorites, with Clemson right behind them.

 

College Football Championship Odds 2022

Here is a look at the odds to win the National Championship for the 2022 season.

 

After Texas A&M upsets Alabama, Georgia becomes favorite to win National Championship

In a stunning upset, the Crimson Tide were upset by an unranked team for the first time in years. While Alabama can still win the SEC, Georgia is now the favorite to win the National Title at +125 on DraftKings Sportsbook. Will Alabama win the title this year? Time will tell, but currently it’s Georgia as the leader of the pack.

 

Georgia National Championship Odds Rise

After Week 3, the odds have settled a bit after some close games between ranked opponents. While Florida was close, Alabama still held them off in the end. This did affect the Crimson Tide’s odds a tad, as they fell from +150 to +175. For the Georgia Bulldogs, their odds are now as high as +250 at FanDuel Sportsbook to win the National Championship.

In Week 4, both Alabama and Georgia had “gimmes”. The big movement came in Week 5 as Georgia and Alabama had two big wins.

 

Ohio State falls to Oregon, National Championship odds fall

In Week 2, Oregon upset Ohio State which drastically hurt the Buckeyes’ shot at winning a National Championship. At 4/1 or better before Week 2, Ohio State’s odds have fallen as far as 9/1 at some legal sportsbooks. Can the Buckeyes recover? Definitely, here is a look at their schedule through Thanksgiving:

  • Tulsa
  • Akron
  • Rutgers
  • Maryland
  • Indiana
  • Penn State
  • Nebraska
  • Purdue
  • Michigan State

The Buckeyes are still in a prime spot to win the Big Ten, which means they still have a chance for the college football playoff. This loss hurts though, as they have no more chances.

 

Clemson Falls to Georgia, odds plummet

After an awesome Week 1 of college football, the National Title market has shifted with a top team losing. Georgia’s defensive line was far too much for Clemson, as their offense mustered just three points. Clemson did not look good at all, which is some concern for futures bettors holding Tigers’ tickets. Here is an updated look at at the National Championship odds after Week 1.

  • Alabama +210
  • Georgia +380
  • Ohio State +500
  • Clemson +700
  • Oklahoma +800

 

Opening Odds to Make College Football Playoff 2021

You can bet on teams to make the college football playoff, making for a potentially more popular betting market given the flexibility. Here is a look at the opening odds, from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Program Odds to Make CFP Odds to Miss CFP
Clemson -700 +425
Alabama -370 +260
Ohio State -225 +175
Oklahoma -210 +165
Georgia +170 -220
Texas A&M +475 -800
Iowa State +500 -800
Oregon +650 -1200
Notre Dame +700 -1400
Wisconsin +800 -1600
Texas +900 -2000
USC +1000 -2500
Washington +1000 -2500
LSU +1100 -3000
North Carolina +1100 -3000
Florida +1200 -3000
Miami +1200 -3000
Penn State +1200 -4000
Cincinnati +1400 -4000
Iowa +1400 -4000
Arizona State +1800 -6000
Oklahoma State +2000 -8000
Utah +2200 -10000
Auburn +2500 -10000
Ole Miss +2500 -10000
TCU +3000 -10000
UCF +4000 -20000
Boise State +5000 -50000

These odds are something to watch for, as the top four teams in college football make the college football playoff. It makes for an easier betting market than wagering on a team to win it all, but the prices are much shorter, of course. As you can see, programs like Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, and Oklahoma are favored to make the CFP.

 

National Championship Betting Picks – College Football 2021

With camp in early August and many players and teams practicing together at the same time without restrictions for the first time in two years for some, college football may be getting closer to normal for this season. With that in mind, that makes futures betting more mindful with more teams involved in the 2021-2022 season. Here are our betting picks as the college football season nears, to win the National Championship.

  • Clemson (+380)
  • Iowa State (+3000)

Alabama is +250, and a very likely contender…but +250 is tough for value for a futures market. Clemson at +380 with their schedule is a great alternative, as they have a loaded roster. Iowa State at 30/1 is the long shot pick, as they are returning everyone and could make for a cinderella season.

 

Odds to Win CFB Title Shift as Camp Nears

With the college football season starting in late summer, the odds will continue to change and have to date. Just before camp opens, here’s a look at the odds to win the National Title as of July 2021.

  • Alabama (+250)
  • Clemson (+380)
  • Ohio State (+550)
  • Georgia Bulldogs (+600)
  • Oklahoma (+750)

There was some odds movement in the early summer, as Alabama went from +225 to +250 and Clemson from +300 to +380. One large bit of movement is Ohio State from +550 to +400, as they are in a prime spot to make some noise this football season.

 

Alabama Crimson Tide Odds Rise after Initial Betting

With the Alabama football program opening at +300 to win the 2022 title, they were the clear favorite with Clemson. After initial wagering, Alabama’s price moved to +250, then +225, indicating some money coming in on the Crimson Tide. Clemson rose as well, going from +350 to +300, with Ohio State and Georgia right behind them.

This follows suit with the Heisman futures market, as expected quarterback Bryce Young’s odds rose to win that award too, which somewhat correlates with National Championship odds. Here’s the latest odds for the top 5 to win the CFB title, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Alabama (+225)
  • Clemson (+300)
  • Ohio State (+400)
  • Oklahoma (+650)
  • Georgia (+700)

 

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College Football National Championship Opening Odds

Here’s a look at the opening odds for the 2022 college football season.

Program Odds
Alabama +300
Clemson +350
Ohio State +400
Oklahoma +800
Georgia +1400
LSU +2500
Texas A&M +3300
Texas +3300
USC +3300
Florida +4000
North Carolina +4000
Notre Dame +4000
Oregon +4000
Auburn +5000
Cincinnati +5000
Miami Florida +5000
Oklahoma State +5000
Penn State +5000
Indiana +10000
Michigan +10000
Wisconsin +10000
Arizona State +15000
Kentucky +15000
Memphis +15000
Missouri +15000
Ole Miss +15000
Tennessee +15000
UCF +15000
UCLA +15000
Washington +15000
West Virginia +20000
BYU +25000
Coastal Carolina +25000
Florida State +25000
Kansas State +25000
Louisville +25000
Maryland +25000
Minnesota +25000
Mississippi State +25000
Nebraska +25000
Oregon State +25000
Pittsburgh +25000
Purdue +25000
South Carolina +25000
Stanford +25000
Syracuse +25000
TCU +25000
Texas Tech +25000
Utah +25000
Virginia +25000
Virginia Tech +25000
Washington State +25000
Baylor +35000
Boise State +35000
Boston College +35000
Arizona +50000
Arkansas +50000
Ball State +50000
California +50000
Colorado +50000
Duke +50000
East Carolina +50000
Eastern Michigan +50000
Florida Atlantic +50000
Fresno State +50000
Georgia Tech +50000
Houston +50000
Kent State +50000
Liberty +50000
Louisiana-Lafayette +50000
Marshall +50000
Michigan State +50000
Nevada +50000
NC State +50000
San José State +50000
SMU +50000
Temple +50000
Vanderbilt +50000
Wake Forest +50000
Wyoming +50000
Kansas +75000
Navy +75000
New Mexico State +75000
North Texas +75000
Ohio +75000
San Diego State +75000
UNLV +75000
Utah State +75000
Western Kentucky +75000
Western Michigan +75000
Air Force +100000
Akron +100000
Appalachian State +100000
Arkansas State +100000
Buffalo +100000
Central Michigan +100000
Charlotte +100000
Colorado State +100000
Florida Intl +100000
Georgia Southern +100000
Georgia State +100000
Hawaii +100000
Louisiana Tech +100000
Louisiana-Monroe +100000
Miami Ohio +100000
Middle Tennessee +100000
New Mexico +100000
Rice +100000
South Alabama +100000
South Florida +100000
Southern Mississippi +100000
Texas State +100000
Toledo +100000
Troy +100000
Tulane +100000
UAB +100000
UTEP +100000
UTSA +100000
Bowling Green +500000
UConn +500000
UMass +500000
Old Dominion +500000

The above table is the latest odds to win the 2022 CFB National Championship, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. Of course, these odds will greatly change leading up to the next season as there is a long way to go. We will see players leave school early, transfers, unexpected returns to school for some juniors, and more. This early in the game, there is always value to be had. Here is a look at our early picks for the CFB futures market.

 

Too Early 2022 National Title Picks – Oklahoma Leads the Way

The 2022 college football season will of course be without Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Mac Jones, and Kyle Trask but there are still plenty of solid quarterbacks left on competing teams. The Heisman Trophy favorite Spencer Rattler and Oklahoma make for a terrific futures bet at +800 to win the National Championship. The only doubts for the Sooners are whether or not Lincoln Riley leaves for the NFL, or if their defense will be up to par to compete with the Alabama’s and Clemson’s of the world. At 8:1, we feel good about this value going forward to next season. In addition, Texas A&M return a lot of players from a team that just missed the playoff, and Clemson has some value as a team that is likely to make the college football playoffs again under new star QB DJ Uiagalelei.

Our early picks for the 2022 CFB Playoffs:

  • Oklahoma (+800)
  • Texas A&M (+3300)
  • Clemson (+350)

 

 

CFB National Championship Odds FAQ

Who won the National Championship in CFB in 2021?

The winner of the 2021 CFP was Alabama.

Who is the favorite to win the CFB National Championship?

The favorite to win the 2022 CFB National Championship is Georgia.

Can I bet on college football?

Yes. In states with legal sportsbooks, you can wager on college football and who will win the national title.