2022-23 College Football Playoff: Which schools are favored to win

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The College Football season is officially underway with Week 0 being in the books and Week 1 having kicked off with some epic Thursday night games. It’s never too early to start looking ahead toward the College Football Playoff, so today as well as every week we’ll take a look at updated college football playoff odds.

Georgia of course won the National Championship last season with a thrilling win over Alabama in Indianapolis. Kirby Smart finally was able to conquer his old boss Nick Saban to pick up his first National Title as a head coach as well as Georgia’s first since 1980. Can they do it again this year? Currently, Georgia has the third best odds to make the College Football Playoff with “Yes” odds of -110 and “No” odds of -120.

The top 5 teams with the best odds to make the College Football Playoff are the usual suspects. Ohio State sits as the most likely team to make the College Football Playoff with “Yes” odds of -265 and “No” odds of +205. Alabama is right there with “Yes” odds of -260 and “No” odds of +200. After those two, Georgia as mentioned earlier and Clemson sit in a little bit of a category of their own with the 3rd and 4th best chance.

Oklahoma (+375 “Yes”) has made the College Football Playoff twice before, but they begin this season with a new head coach in Brent Venables after their former coach Lincoln Riley left for USC, and as things stand prior to Week 1, Lincoln Riley’s Trojans are right behind the Sooners on the chart.

Odds To Make The 2022-23 College Football Playoff
TeamYes No 
Alabama Crimson Tide-260+200
Ohio State Buckeyes-265+205
Georgia Bulldogs-110-120
Clemson Tigers+140-170
Oklahoma Sooners+375-550
USC Trojans+400-600
Utah Utes+375-550
Michigan Wolverines+450-650
Texas A&M Aggies+600-1000
Texas Longhorns+750-1800
Wisconsin Badgers+800-2000
Notre Dame Fighting Irish+800-2000
Oregon Ducks +900-3000
Oklahoma State Cowboys+900-3000
Miami Hurricanes+1000-4000
North Carolina Tar Heels +1000-4000
Cincinnati Bearcats +1100-5000

Value Bets for the College Football Playoff

While there isn’t a ton on the board right now that I love in terms of value bets, I do think there’s one or two worth taking a flier on. The first bet that caught my eye is Clemson “Yes” at +140. Georgia won the National Championship last season on the back of the best defense in the country, and while Clemson’s defense won’t be quite at the level of Georgia’s last year, it should be in that area code. The defensive line will be absolutely elite, and they play in the ACC which doesn’t appear to be that strong of a conference this season. They get their two most difficult conference games in N.C. State and Miami at home. Their most difficult game as of now appears to be at Notre Dame in November, and we’re not certain how good the Irish will be this season. A one loss, ACC Champion Clemson probably ends up in the playoff, and I’m not sure the odds get much better than +140.

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


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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