2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Odds Tracker: All Eyes on the SEC as Conference Play Begins

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Sep 22, 2020, 08:00 PM EDT

2020-2021 National Championship Odds

Team Odds (9/21)
Clemson +200 [Bet Now]
Ohio State +250 [Bet Now]
Alabama +400 [Bet Now]
Georgia +1200 [Bet Now]
Florida +1800 [Bet Now]
Oklahoma +2000 [Bet Now]
Penn State +2800 [Bet Now]
LSU +3300 [Bet Now]
Texas +3300 [Bet Now]
Michigan +4000 [Bet Now]
Notre Dame +4000 [Bet Now]
Texas A&M +4000 [Bet Now]
Wisconsin +4000 [Bet Now]
Auburn +6600 [Bet Now]
Minnesota +8000 [Bet Now]
Miami +10000 [Bet Now]
North Carolina +10000 [Bet Now]
Oklahoma State +10000 [Bet Now]
Tennessee +10000 [Bet Now]
UCF +10000 [Bet Now]
Pittsburgh +12500 [Bet Now]
Iowa +15000 [Bet Now]
Kentucky +15000 [Bet Now]
Memphis +15000 [Bet Now]
Nebraska +15000 [Bet Now]
Virginia Tech +15000 [Bet Now]
Boston College +20000 [Bet Now]
Cincinnati +20000 [Bet Now]
BYU +25000 [Bet Now]
Houston +25000 [Bet Now]
Indiana +25000 [Bet Now]
Iowa State +25000 [Bet Now]
Louisville +25000 [Bet Now]
Michigan State +25000 [Bet Now]
Mississippi State +25000 [Bet Now]
Missouri +25000 [Bet Now]
NC State +25000 [Bet Now]
Northwestern +25000 [Bet Now]
Ole Miss +25000 [Bet Now]
Purdue +25000 [Bet Now]
South Carolina +25000 [Bet Now]
TCU +25000 [Bet Now]
Temple +25000 [Bet Now]
West Virginia +25000 [Bet Now]
Baylor +30000 [Bet Now]
Marshall +30000 [Bet Now]
SMU +35000 [Bet Now]
Texas Tech +35000 [Bet Now]
Virginia +35000 [Bet Now]
Wake Forest +35000 [Bet Now]
Army +50000 [Bet Now]
East Carolina +50000 [Bet Now]
Florida Atlantic +50000 [Bet Now]
FIU +50000 [Bet Now]
Florida State +50000 [Bet Now]
Kansas State +50000 [Bet Now]
Louisiana-Lafayette +50000 [Bet Now]
Maryland +50000 [Bet Now]
Navy +50000 [Bet Now]
North Texas +50000 [Bet Now]
Appalachian State +100000 [Bet Now]
Arkansas +100000 [Bet Now]
Arkansas State +100000 [Bet Now]
Charlotte +100000 [Bet Now]
Coastal Carolina +100000 [Bet Now]
Duke +100000 [Bet Now]
Georgia Southern +100000 [Bet Now]
Georgia State +100000 [Bet Now]
Georgia Tech +100000 [Bet Now]
Illinois +100000 [Bet Now]
Kansas +100000 [Bet Now]
Louisiana Tech +100000 [Bet Now]
Louisiana-Monroe +100000 [Bet Now]
Rice +100000 [Bet Now]
South Alabama +100000 [Bet Now]
South Florida +100000 [Bet Now]
Syracuse +100000 [Bet Now]
Texas State +100000 [Bet Now]
Troy +100000 [Bet Now]
Tulane +100000 [Bet Now]
UAB +100000 [Bet Now]
Vanderbilt +100000 [Bet Now]
Western Kentucky +100000 [Bet Now]
Middle Tennessee +500000 [Bet Now]
Southern Mississippi +500000 [Bet Now]
UTEP +500000 [Bet Now]
UTSA +500000 [Bet Now]

Above are updated College Football National Championship odds from DraftKings Sportsbook.

For those new to sports betting, +150 odds mean a $100 bet would win $150 (in addition to the $100 risked).

Last updated September 21.

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September 21 update

Week 3 did little to distinguish teams as legitimate national title contenders, but it did rescind a couple of invites to the party.

Louisville’s national championship odds fell from +15000 to +25000 after the Cardinals’ primetime defeat by Miami. The Hurricanes jumped out to a 20-6 halftime lead and maintained at least a two-score lead for the entire ballgame. Miami’s title odds increased concurrently, rising from +12500 on Sept. 16 to +10000 by the end of the weekend.

Other notable risers include Boston College (+25000 to +20000) and Marshall (+35000 to +3000), neither of whom project as legitimate threats to topple the current college football hierarchy.

Duke, Georgia Tech, South Florida, Syracuse and Tulane each fell from +50000 to +10000 following their respective Week 3 losses.

Expect plenty of movement at the top of the ladder this weekend as the SEC finally inaugurates its 2020 conference campaign.


September 16 update

Welcome back to the party, Big Ten.

With the conference’s announcement that they would be returning to the fall college football season, a few notable futures updates followed. Ohio State is the most notable of the bunch, jumping right into the No. 2 spot at +250 odds. As such, Clemson was pulled back from +150 to +200.

Other top contenders, like Alabama (+225 to +400) and Georgia (+400 to +1200) also took considerable hits to their title chances with the insertion of the Buckeyes.

As for the other big names returning with the Big Ten, Penn State comes in at +2800, while Michigan and Wisconsin are both listed at +4000.


September 14 update

The college football National Championship futures market remained mostly stagnant following Week 2 action, as we anxiously await the SEC joining into the mix on September 26.

Among this week’s biggest movers, the Texas Longhorns (+1400) improved from +3300 following their 59-3 shellacking of UTEP. Texas’ implied odds increased 3.73% week-over-week, corresponding with a huge improvement in quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s Heisman Trophy odds.

The Syracuse Orange improved to +20000 despite a Week 2 loss to North Carolina, and the Pittsburgh Panthers moved from +25000 to +10000 after dispatching Austin Peay 55-0.

Notre Dame was this weeks biggest faller after an uninspiring 27-13 win over Duke in South Bend. The Fighting Irish dropped from +2200 to +3300 following Week 2 action, which represents a 1.41% decrease in their implied probability to win the National Championship.

Here’s a quick rundown of the week’s other notable fallers:

  • The Iowa State Cyclones fell from +8000 to +15000 after their home loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.
  • The Florida State Seminoles and Kansas State Wildcats each fell from +15000 to +50000 following home losses to Georgia Tech and Arkansas State respectively.
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