The latest College Football Playoff national championship odds were updated ahead of Week 13, the final weekend of the regular season.
There’s a new favorite among us. Bark if you heard that before. Bad jokes aside, a familiar face is the favorite to win it all, again.
Let’s dive into the latest College Football Playoff national championship odds courtesy of FanDuel.
Georgia is the favorite once again after a dominant win over Tennessee. It just seems like the Bulldogs are bound for the CFP at this point.
They’ll surely be favored over Alabama in the SEC Championship, even if it’s expected to be a good and tightly contested game. Georgia is on a different level right now.
The Wolverines were a bit of a roller coaster Saturday with their win over Maryland. It was a little closer than anticipated, but still, Michigan won without Jim Harbaugh.
Everything is on the line during rivalry week. “The Game” is set for Ann Arbor this season, giving Michigan the edge. But Ohio State is rolling right now, which brings us to the Buckeyes.
Ohio State (+500)
Ryan Day said earlier this season that he couldn’t believe people didn’t think Ohio State was a tough team. We’re looking at you Lou Holtz!
It shouldn’t be a surprise if Ohio State beats Michigan this weekend. These are two very talented teams of course. Michigan’s had shorter odds throughout the season, but the Buckeyes can eliminate their arch rival from contention with a win on the road.
The Ducks are the odds on favorite to win the national title, if you just count the teams out of the Pac-12. Oregon blitzed Arizona State and just need a win over Oregon State this weekend to clinch a spot in the conference title game.
Based on these odds, if the Ducks get to the Pac-12’s biggest game, they’ll be the favorite over Washington, which gave Oregon its only loss. Bo Nix is playing out of his mind and he could carry the squad to the playoff.
The Crimson Tide ran through Chattanooga, no surprise, but do not have as good of a chance as others for the national title. Make no mistake, Alabama can win it all. It’s just a matter if the team gets to the playoff.
Winning out and beating Georgia in the SEC Championship Game should get the team in. Emphasis on should. But other undefeated teams could have their say, plus you know, there’s this team from Texas who has an argument considering they beat Alabama head to head.
As far as the top contenders, Washington is right there as well, but Vegas favors Oregon right now, just based on recent results. Still, the Huskies went on the road and edged Oregon State in a weather affected game.
Michael Penix Jr. made some clutch throws and now the Huskies await their opponent in the Pac-12 Championship. However, Washington could be a case of a team that cannot have one loss and still make the playoff. Feels like the Huskies are skating on thin ice.
Rest of national title contenders
As far as the contenders on the outside looking in, Texas and Florida State still have outside shots based on the odds, particularly the Longhorns who can win the Big 12 and have the win over Alabama. This final week should eliminate one of Michigan or Ohio State as well, considering the loser won’t make the Big Ten Championship.