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Las Vegas updates odds for 2023 College Football Playoff contenders

Simon Gibbs03/28/22
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Las Vegas oddsmakers have updated the betting odds for the 2023 College Football Playoff national championship, and Alabama still leads the pack as the odds-on favorite.

With still months to go before the 2023 College Football Playoff gets underway, here’s a look at the eight favorites to win the national title next season, via VegasInsider:

Alabama +200

Alabama still leads the pack with +200 odds, and it’s unsurprising given the talent returning to Tuscaloosa this season. Though Alabama loses some of its top wide receivers, it will still have Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Bryce Young under center to lead the Crimson Tide. In addition, Alabama added offensive targets via the transfer portal like Georgia Tech running back Jahmyr Gibbs, to compliment a talented defense led by Will Anderson.

Georgia +300

Georgia, the reigning national champion, will likely continue to roll with Stetson Bennett IV under center in the 2023 campaign, but the new-look defense may pose some difficulties in getting back to the title game. Still, Georgia should have no problem winning the SEC East, at the very least.

Ohio State +600

Ohio State’s offense — and, by extension, its entire team — will be paced by CJ Stroud, who finished last season as a Heisman Trophy finalist, and wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who showed glimpses of what he’s capable of in the Rose Bowl. Smith-Njigba, who had erupted for 10-plus receptions for 200-plus yards in the past, had a program-best showing against Utah, reeling in 15 catches for 347 yards and three touchdowns.

Clemson +1200

Clemson’s offense will look similar, at least on paper, in the 2023 season, but the Tigers can only hope that DJ Uiagalelei looks more like his 2020 self this season. After successfully filling in for Trevor Lawrence in 2020, Uiagalelei didn’t quite live up to the hype in 2021.

USC +3500

The USC Trojans wouldn’t be in the conversation if not for Lincoln Riley, who immediately after his hiring plucked a number of high-level transfers out of the portal, including five-star Oklahoma quarterback Caleb Williams. Lots of talent at USC, but plenty of uncertainty with a new group.

Texas A&M +3500

Texas A&M had some talent and high hopes last year, but those expectations have since skyrocketed after the Aggies put together the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in the 2022 recruiting cycle.

Oklahoma +3500

Despite losing Lincoln Riley, Spencer Rattler and Caleb Williams, the Oklahoma Sooners fans can practically expect an immediate reboot, as Brent Venables brings instant excitement to the program.

Michigan +3500

The Michigan Wolverines made a run to the College Football Playoff for the first time in school history last year, and Michigan does return plenty of pieces from last year’s team. They did, however, lose a potential No. 1 NFL Draft pick in Aidan Hutchinson.