2022 College Football Opening National Title Odds: Alabama, Georgia Favorites Again
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2022 CFP Title Odds
Odds via Caesars Sportsbook as of Monday, Jan. 10. Learn more about reading American odds, or compare national championship odds at every legal sportsbook.
|Alabama Crimson Tide||+250|
|Ohio State Buckeyes||+700|
|Notre Dame Fighting Irish||+2500|
|Texas A&M Aggies||+2500|
|Oklahoma State Cowboys||+4000|
|Michigan State Spartans||+7500|
|Penn State Nittany Lions||+7500|
|Miami (FL) Hurricanes||+10000|
|Ole Miss Rebels||+12500|
|Florida State Seminoles||+15000|
|Iowa State Cyclones||+15000|
|North Carolina Tar Heels||+15000|
|South Carolina Gamecocks||+15000|
|Kansas State Wildcats||+20000|
|Arizona State Sun Devils||+20000|
|TCU Horned Frogs||+20000|
|Brigham Young Cougars||+20000|
|Mississippi State Bulldogs||+20000|
|Virginia Tech Hokies||+25000|
|Minnesota Golden Gophers||+25000|
|North Carolina State Wolfpack||+25000|
|Wake Forest Demon Deacons||+25000|
|Washington State Cougars||+30000|
|West Virginia Mountaineers||+30000|
|Oregon State Beavers||+50000|
|San Diego State Aztecs||+50000|
|California Golden Bears||+50000|
|Fresno State Bulldogs||+50000|
|Boise State Broncos||+50000|
|Texas Tech Red Raiders||+50000|
|Illinois Fighting Illini||+50000|
|Boston College Eagles||+50000|
|Appalachian State Mountaineers||+100000|
|Air Force Falcons||+100000|
|Tulsa Golden Hurricane||+100000|
|Marshall Thundering Herd||+100000|
|Duke Blue Devils||+100000|
|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||+100000|
|Coastal Carolina Chanticleers||+100000|
|Utah State Aggies||+100000|
|San Jose State Spartans||+100000|
|Army Black Knights||+100000|
|Western Kentucky Hilltoppers||+100000|
|Nevada Wolf Pack||+150000|
|Colorado State Rams||+150000|
|East Carolina Pirates||+150000|
|Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns||+150000|
|Georgia State Panthers||+200000|
|Central Michigan Chippewas||+200000|
|Hawaii Rainbow Warriors||+200000|
|Ball State Cardinals||+200000|
|Louisiana Tech Bulldogs||+200000|
|Florida Atlantic Owls||+200000|
|Kent State Golden Flashes||+200000|
|Miami (OH) RedHawks||+200000|
|North Texas Mean Green||+200000|
|Western Michigan Broncos||+200000|
|Eastern Michigan Eagles||+200000|
|Northern Illinois Huskies||+200000|
|Tulane Green Wave||+250000|
|New Mexico Lobos||+250000|
|Old Dominion Monarchs||+250000|
|South Florida Bulls||+250000|
|Bowling Green Falcons||+500000|
|New Mexico State Aggies||+500000|
|Florida International Panthers||+500000|
|Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders||+500000|
|South Alabama Jaguars||+500000|
|Texas State Bobcats||+500000|
|Arkansas State Red Wolves||+500000|
|Georgia Southern Eagles||+500000|
|Southern Miss Golden Eagles||+500000|
The finalists in today’s College Football Playoff Final are, of course, the favorites to win it all next year.
Caesars Sportsbook has released college football national championship odds for next season before this season’s winner has been crowned.
Georgia and Alabama opened as the favorites for the 2022 national championship. Alabama takes poll position at +250 while Georgia is +450.
Next are Ohio State +800 and Clemson at +1000.
For reference, Alabama had opened as +300 favorites immediately after drubbing Ohio State 52-24 in the CFP final in January of 2021.
Meanwhile, Clemson was the co-favorite at this time last year at +350. The Tigers had a brutal season, though they did cap it off with six-straight wins. Despite their foibles in 2021, the books believe in a rebound.
Georgia opened last year as +800, sixth-best favorites at around this time last year. The Bulldogs were the stern favorites by October of this year and held that mantle until losing to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.
Oklahoma and Michigan are right behind the front of the pack at +1500, tied-for-fifth favorites.
The Sooners will turn the reins to transfer QB Dillon Gabriel from UCF. Opening day starter Spencer Rattler — the preseason Heisman favorite — and eventual starter Caleb Williams are each transferring from the program. Rattler in particular didn’t do Oklahoma any favors at quarterback despite opening as fourth-best favorites to win it all.
Meanwhile, Michigan had its most successful season in a decade but couldn’t capitalize in the end. While the Wolverines had top-10 recruiting classes in 2019 and 2021, their 2020 class left a lot to be desired. With several starters leaving the program, it remains to be seen if their relatively weak sophomore class holds them back next year.
Curiously, USC is the sixth favorite, but with Lincoln Riley in Los Angeles and obscenely talented recruiting classes — albeit, underperforming — the market isn’t afraid of being bullish on the Trojans.