2022-23 New College Football Playoff Odds: Which Schools are Favored to Win Through Week 2

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Were two weeks into the College Football season and while the Top 3 teams remained the same, we had some a major shakeup in the Top 10 with a pair of teams losing. Alabama, Georgia, and Ohio State still remain the top 3 favorites to win the make the College Football Playoff and win the National Championship.

Thanks to home losses to unranked Marshall & Appalachian State, Notre Dame & Texas A&M saw their odds get incredibly longer. Michigan and USC saw their odds shorten long with Tennessee, while Clemson also remained the 4th favorite. This week’s slate looks a little lighter, but it’s often weeks like this that see the biggest upsets.

#1 Georgia vs South Carolina Game Preview

For the first time this season, Alabama no longer has the shortest odds to win the National Championship. After a narrow 20-19 win at Texas while #1 Georgia beat Samford 33-0, the odds shifted depending where you look. Prior to Week 2, Alabama was the unanimous favorite to win it all, while now depending on where you look the Georgia Bulldogs own the shortest odds. After an easy win at home over Arkansas State, the Ohio State Buckeyes sit comfortably as the 3rd favorite.

Heading into Week 2, the Texas A&M Aggies held the 6th shortest odds to win the College Football Playoff National Championship at +3000 and Notre Dame had the 17th shortest odds at +12000. Both teams suffered stunning losses at home to unranked, yet very competitive, Sun Belt opponents. Appalachian State beat then #6 Texas A&M 17-14 and Marshall beat then #8 Notre Dame 26-21.

Read more about #13 Miami vs #24 Texas A&M

Texas A&M now owns odds of +15000, good for the 17th shortest while Notre Dame’s odds plummeted to +100000 after suffering their second loss.

Georgia +180Alabama +200Ohio State +300
Clemson +1000USC +1400Michigan +2000
Oklahoma +5000Tennessee +6000Arkansas +8000
Penn State +8000Miami Florida +10000Oklahoma State +10000
Kansas State +10000BYU +13000Utah +15000
Kentucky +15000Texas A&M +15000NC State +15000
Mississippi +15000Florida +15000Iowa State +20000
South Carolina +20000North Carolina +20000Michigan State +20000
Florida State +20000UCLA +20000Washington State +20000
Texas +20000Minnesota +20000Mississippi State +20000
Washington +20000Wake Forest +25000Wisconsin +25000
TCU +25000Baylor +25000California +25000
Houston +30000Oregon +30000Oregon State +30000
Indiana +30000Maryland +30000Auburn +30000
Purdue +40000SMU +50000Arizona State +50000
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Value Bets for the College Football Playoff

Not a whole lot of value this week compared to last week, but one team’s odds that I do like is Michigan. While it isn’t always the case, Michigan plays a VERY light schedule this season. They have one non-conference game against a very bad UConn team after starting 2-0 against Colorado State and Hawaii. Their conference schedule isn’t all that bad either. They get both Penn State and Michigan State at home, and the avoid arguably the three best teams in the Big Ten West all together in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Purdue. The Wolverines play just 4 true road games all season.

While Michigan’s schedule may be light, at win at the end of the season on the road vs Ohio State and a Big Ten Championship would no doubt lead to another playoff bid. Michigan was +3500 to win the National Championship last week, and while those odds shrunk to +2000, those are still some solid odds given how the season should set up for them.

College Football Playoff Results

YearNo. 1 SeedNo. 2 SeedNo. 3 SeedNo. 4 SeedChampion
2014-15Alabama Crimson TideOregon DucksFlorida State SeminolesOhio State BuckeyesOhio State Buckeyes
2015-16Clemson TigersAlabama Crimson TideMichigan State SpartansOklahoma SoonersAlabama Crimson Tide
2016-17Alabama Crimson TideClemson TigersOhio State BuckeyesWashington HuskiesClemson Tigers
2017-18Clemson TigersOklahoma SoonersGeorgia BulldogsAlabama Crimson TideAlabama Crimson Tide
2018-19Alabama Crimson TideClemson TigersNotre Dame Fighting IrishOklahoma SoonersClemson Tigers
2019-20LSU TigersOhio State BuckeyesClemson TigersOklahoma SoonersLSU Tigers
2020-21Alabama Crimson TideClemson TigersOhio State BuckeyesNotre Dame Fighting IrishAlabama Crimson Tide
2021-22Alabama Crimson TideMichigan WolverinesGeorgia BulldogsCincinnati BearcatsGeorgia Bulldogs

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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