Aug 4, 2018; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban arrives for team photos at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory credit: Mickey Welsh/Advertiser via USA TODAY NETWORK
- Alabama Crimson Tide are -240 favorites to win the 2019 College Football Playoff at Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
- Here's a rundown of the top 64 College Football teams and where they stand in relation to their preseason over/unders.
College Football season is officially underway and Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has both odds to win the College Football Playoff and over/unders available on over 60 FBS teams.
Eight of the 64 different schools with listed over/unders are projected to win at least ten games this upcoming season, including Alabama, who leads the way with a win total of 11.5.
The Crimson Tide enter the regular season as one of four teams with shorter than 10-1 odds to win the College Football Playoff with Clemson, Ohio State and Georgia. Why does that matter? The past three National Champions opened the season with odds shorter than 10-1.
As of right now, here’s where all the College Football schools stand in reference to their preseason win totals and their updated odds to win the College Football Playoff.
Let the sweat begin!
All data entering Jan. 1
A quick explanation on the odds: A $100 bet on +450 odds would return $450, a $100 bet on +1200 odds would return $1,200, etc.
College Football Win Total Tracker
College Football Opening Win Totals
Alabama: 11.5 | Arizona: 7.5 | Arizona State: 4.5 | Arkansas: 5
Auburn: 9.5 | Boise State: 10 | Boston College: 6.5 | BYU: 5
California: 5.5 | Central Florida: 9 | Clemson: 11 | Colorado: 5
Colorado State: 6 | Duke: 6 | Florida: 8 | Florida Atlantic: 8.5
Florida State: 7.5 | Fresno State: 8 | Georgia: 10.5 | Georgia Tech: 6.5
Iowa: 7.5 | Iowa State: 6.5 | Kansas State: 6.5 | Kentucky: 5
Louisville: 7 | LSU: 7.5 | Miami-Florida: 9.5 | Michigan: 9.5
Michigan State: 8.5 | Minnesota: 6 | Mississippi: 5.5
Mississippi State: 8 | Missouri: 7.5 | NC State: 7
Nebraska: 6.5 | Nevada: 5.5 | Northwestern: 6 | Notre Dame: 8.5
Ohio State: 10.5 | Oklahoma: 10 | Oklahoma State: 8 | Oregon: 8.5
Oregon State: 2.5 | Penn State: 9.5 | Purdue: 6 | San Diego State: 8.5
South Carolina: 7 | Stanford: 8.5 | Syracuse: 5.5 | TCU: 7.5
Tennessee: 5.5 | Texas: 8.5 | Texas A&M: 7.5 | UCLA: 5.5
UNLV: 6 | USC: 8.5 | Utah: 7 | Vanderbilt: 4.5 | Virginia Tech: 8.5
Wake Forest: 6.5 | Washington: 10 | Washington State: 6
West Virginia: 7.5 | Wisconsin: 10
Odds and Ends
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Nick Saban and Alabama are the preseason favorites to win the College Football National Championship. For the fifth time under Saban, the Crimson Tide are betting favorites to win the playoff before we’ve seen an ounce of on-field action (2010, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018). How has Alabama fared in those previous four campaigns as the favorite to win it all? Only one of Saban’s five national championships at Alabama have come when they were listed as the favorites entering the season and that was last year.
The Fighting Irish attracted a ton of attention in the desert this summer. They were one of just eight teams to see their preseason over/under actually move a half-win (from 8.5 to 9). A win total of around 9 is a sight fans from South Bend are used to: Notre Dame’s win total has been between 8 and 9 every year over the past nine seasons. Not only that, but entering Week 1, Notre Dame’s odds to win the title shifted from 50-1 to 30-1 since June 1st, which was one of the largest movers for a title contender in terms of odds in the country.
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Included in the eight different schools in the FBS with over/unders of 10 or higher, Washington was the only school in that group to see the juice on their over increase; the over on the Huskies win total of 10 moved from -140 to -190 since opening. Not only did Washington’s over/under move, but entering Week 1 their odds to win the College Football Playoff adjusted too. The Huskies opened at 30-1 to win the title in January and dropped all the way down to 15-1, with what seems like an entire section of the country backing Jake Browning and crew. At 15-1, Washington was currently tied for the 6th-best odds to win the National Championship.
Penn State and LSU
When Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened up their College Football Playoff futures back in January, 14 different teams had odds shorter than 40-1 to win the title. Of those 14 powerhouses, Penn State (12-1 to 25-1) and LSU (30-1 to 60-1) saw their odds to hoist the playoff trophy lengthen the most. The two teams who benefited the most from both the Nittany Lions and Tigers moving down the board? Notre Dame, who moved from 50-1 in June to 30-1 and Washington, who we noted were all the way down to 15-1.