Latest College Football National Championship Odds for 2023
Below are the top teams with the shortest odds to win the 2023-24 College Football National Championship.
*Odds courtesy of BetMGM
Who Are the Favorites to Win the National Championship Game in 2023-24?
Georgia sits as clear favorite to win the National Championship this season despite losing a ton of key pieces in the NFL draft, including QB Stetson Bennett, LT Broderick Jones, DT Jalen Carter, edge rusher Nolan Smith, CB Tyrique Stevenson, TE Darnell Washington, and CB Kelee Ringo.
Ohio State (+900) opened with better National Championship odds than their rival, Michigan, despite losing against them in the Big Ten Championship in back-to-back seasons. We'll know more when the Ohio State vs. Michigan game plays in November.
Who Are the Sleepers to Win the National Championship Game?
The 2023-24 college football season is the 10th and final season under the four-team playoff structure. Alabama (7 appearances), Clemson (6), Ohio State (5), Oklahoma (4) and Georgia (3) have made up 25 of the 36 total playoff bids over the last nine seasons under the four-team playoff format. With Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio State each losing their star quarterback, there might be a chance for another Power-5 team to take their playoff spot in 2023.
Texas currently sits at +900 odds to win the National Championship this season. Quarterback Quinn Ewers is in his second season as the starter for the Longhorns. Last season, Texas went 6-3 in regular season games with Ewers as the starter, losing in close matchups to Alabama, Oklahoma State, and TCU. Ewers has the third-shortest odds at +1200 odds on Barstool Sportsbook Ohio to be the Heisman Trophy winner this upcoming season.
Only two Pac-12 teams have made it into the college football playoffs all-time and no Pac-12 team has made an appearance since Washington in the 2016-2017 season. That may change this season with USC and its 2022 Heisman-winning QB Caleb Williams. USC nearly made the College Football Playoff last season but was beat bad by rival Utah in the Pac-12 Championship.
How to Watch the College Football Playoff National Championship
The College Football Playoff National Championship will be played on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024 in Houston Texas at NRG Stadium (home to the Houston Texans). The game will be televised nationally on ESPN, with kickoff expected to be around 7:30 p.m. ET.
Will Ohio State Win the 2023 National Championship?
The Buckeyes are one of five teams that have won a College Football Playoff National Championship (2014-15 season) and they have appeared in the college playoffs in three of the last four seasons. They have +900 odds to win the National Championship this season, which ranks fourth best behind only Georgia, Alabama and Michigan.
The 2022 Ohio State team lost in the college football semifinals by just one point (42-41) vs. Georgia, after OSU kicker missed a 50-yard field goal with 0:03 remaining in the game. Georgia went on to spank TCU in the championship. Ohio State lost starting quarterback C.J. Stroud to the NFL, but it will have the majority of its key players back from last season.
Ohio State's starting quarterback Kyle McCord entered a fantastic situation as he can lean on a studly wide receiver duo, Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka, and star running back TreVeyon Henderson.
Who Will Win the National Championship in 2023-24?
Georgia is the most likely contender to win the college football National Championship game. This is followed by Crimson Tide and Ohio State. Last year Michigan looked promising and is a mainstay in the latest National Championship odds this season.
Sportsbooks Available To Bet on College Football Championship Odds
You can bet on College Football Championship odds at most major sportsbooks, including BetMGM, Caesars, Barstool Sportsbook and Betway. It is legal to bet on college football in the state of Ohio.
BetMGM Ohio offers National Championship odds for over 60 college programs. They have Georgia (+225), Alabama (+600), Ohio State (+700), Michigan (+800), and LSU (+1200) as the top-5 teams with the best odds to win the College Football Playoff National Championship in the 2023-24 season. This operator also offers future bet odds for conference championship winners and total season wins for a variety of college teams.
Caesars Sportsbook Ohio
Caesars Sportsbook Ohio offers College Football National Championship odds for 130 FBS teams. They have Georgia (+230), Alabama (+650), Ohio State (+750), Michigan (+800), USC (+1000), and LSU (+1000) as the top-6 teams with the best odds to win the National Championship in the 2023-24 college football season. This operator also offers college future bet odds for conference championship winners, Heisman Trophy winner, regular season conference wins, and many more.
Barstool Sportsbook Ohio
Barstool Sportsbook Ohio offers College Football National Championship odds for 120 FBS teams. They have Georgia (+225), Alabama (+600), Ohio State (+700), Michigan (+900), and LSU (+1200) as the top-5 teams with the best odds to win the National Championship in the 2023-24 college football season. This operator also offers college future bet odds for playoff odds, regular season conference wins, and Heisman Trophy winner.
Betway Ohio offers CFP National Championship odds for 130 teams. Their odds list Georgia (+225), Alabama (+500), Ohio State (+650), Michigan (+900), and LSU (+1000) as the top-5 favorites to win the National Championship in the 2023-24 college football season. This operator also offers future odds for each of the Power-5 conference winners.
Betting on the College Football National Championships in Ohio
Betting on college football in Ohio is legal. You will find an assortment of betting options at each of the licensed Ohio sportsbooks. Odds may vary slightly depending on the operator so search around to get the best bang for your buck. Many operators will feature special Ohio betting promotions on college football, as well as the NFL and other sports markets. Be sure to bookmark this site for the latest offers and updates.
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Ohio College Football Championship Odds FAQs
Georgia. With +225 odds per BetMGM to win the 2023-24 College Football National Championship, the Bulldogs are the clear favorite according to oddsmakers.
Ohio State has +900 odds to win the National Championship, per BetMGM. These odds rank third among all FBS teams entering the 2023-24 college football season.
Georgia won the College Football National Championship in the 2022-23 season. Georgia beat TCU in an absolute blowout, winning 65-7. Georgia also won the National Championship in the 2021-22 season against Alabama.
Alabama has won the most National Championship titles with 14 wins in the modern era (since 1936, the first year of the AP Top 25 poll). Alabama has six more National Championship titles than any other college football team in the modern era; Notre Dame has the second most titles with eight.
Michelle Magdziuk is an editorial researcher and fantasy writer for the NFL Network. She also is a co-host for the BallBlast Fantasy Football Podcast and the Gold Diggers Podcast on the 49ers Gold Standard Network. Her wide-ranging NFL knowledge and background in fantasy football will give OH bettors the best information possible this season.