2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Odds Changes: UCLA, Georgia Climb Latest Rankings
Getty Images. Pictured: UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, left, and Georgia quarterback JT Daniels.
2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Odds
Odds are according to DraftKings as of Sunday
The college football season has begun in earnest, with massive line shifts having already taken place.
The big winners from Week 1 were Georgia and UCLA, who each won massive games Saturday that precipitously shortened their respective futures odds. No. 5 Georgia shut out No. 3 Clemson at the half, en route to a grinding 10-3 victory in Charlotte.
The Bulldogs’ odds to win the national championship went from +600 to +400 at DraftKings and from +600 to +475 at BetMGM as a result. Clemson’s odds dropped from +380 to +700 at DraftKings and from +450 to +600 at BetMGM due to its loss.
UCLA pulled off a statement 38-27 victory over No. 16 ranked LSU at the Rose Bowl. The Bruins dominated after the second quarter behind running backs Zach Charbonnet and Brittain Brown, who put together a combined 248 yards of total offense and two touchdowns.
UCLA’s odds zoomed up from +20000 to +8000 at BetMGM and from +10000 to +7500 at DraftKings after the late night Saturday game.
LSU saw its futures odds drop from +4000 down to +7500 at DraftKings.
Another notable riser was Penn State, whose odds catapulted from +8000 to +4000 at BetMGM after it beat Wisconsin, 16-10. The Nittany Lions had trailed as late as the third quarter before putting up nine unanswered points and forcing two consecutive takeaways to end the game.
Top-ranked Alabama remains a +225 favorite at DraftKings to win its fourth championship in the last seven seasons after it routed the 14th-ranked University of Miami, 44-13, on Saturday. The Crimson Tide never trailed in that game against a worthy opponent, even going up as much as 27-0 right before halftime.
Alabama’s odds shortened at BetMGM from +260 to +250 after its commanding victory. Miami’s odds went from +6000 to +10000 at DraftKings after its blowout loss.
Fourth-ranked Ohio State stayed +500, the third-best favorite to win it all at DraftKings, after a 45-31 win over Minnesota on Thursday. The Buckeyes were shaky, but pulled it off down the stretch thanks in large part to a strip-sack touchdown late in the third quarter.
Third-ranked Oklahoma saw its odds lengthen slightly from +750 to +800 at DraftKings after it barely held on to beat Tulane, 40-35, on Saturday.
No. 20 ranked Washington lost, 13-7, to Montana, which had entered the game as an astounding +1300 underdog. The loss plummeted the Huskies’ futures line from to +8000 to +15000.