View below for a full list of the future odds to win the College Football National Championship. In order to win, one needs the selected team to be one of the four teams selected to the College Football Playoff, and then win the semifinal game and the national championship game. Note that starting in the 2024-2025 season, the NCAA is adopting an expanded 12-team playoff field.

Full List of 2023-2024 NCAA College Football National Championship Futures

Now that we’re deep into spring practice, we can now release the opening lines for the odds to win the 2023-2024 College Football Playoff National Championship. See below for the full list. At the time of opening, the University of Georgia Bulldogs, winners of back-to-back national championships, are the favorites to capture a three-peat.

TeamOdds (American)
Georgia220
Alabama500
Ohio State700
Michigan800
USC1400
Florida State1800
LSU1800
Clemson1400
Penn State2000
Washington3000
Tennessee2000
Notre Dame2800
Oregon2800
Texas2000
Utah5000
Oklahoma5000
North Carolina10000
TCU5000
Texas A&M6000
UCLA10000
Wisconsin8000
South Carolina12500
Mississippi8000
Kentucky10000
lowa15000
Kansas State12500
Louisville20000
Miami Florida15000
Oregon State12500
Arkansas20000
Florida10000
Auburn15000
Baylor15000
Minnesota20000
NC State20000
Missouri25000
Michigan State20000
Tulane25000
UCF25000
Mississippi State15000
Iowa State25000
Pittsburgh20000
West Virginia25000
Purdue20000
Illinois25000
Texas Tech20000
Nebraska20000
Syracuse25000
Oklahoma State20000
Maryland25000
Duke30000
Arizona State30000
Wake Forest30000
Kansas30000
Colorado20000
Virginia Tech30000
California30000
Air Force40000
Georgia Tech40000
Memphis40000
SMU40000
Washington State30000
Boise State30000
BYU30000
Boston College50000
East Carolina50000
Indiana50000
Fresno State50000
Virginia50000
Cincinnati30000
UAB50000
James Madison40000
Liberty50000
Arizona50000
Western Kentucky50000
UTSA50000
Houston30000
Vanderbilt50000
Coastal Carolina50000
Troy50000
Connecticut100000
San Jose State100000
Old Dominion100000
Massachusetts100000
Kent State100000
Ball State100000
Florida International100000
Navy100000
Northern Illinois100000
Stanford100000
Toledo100000
Charlotte100000
Texas State100000
Appalachian State100000
Akron100000
Marshall100000
Hawaii100000
Nevada100000
New Mexico100000
Army100000
Wyoming100000
Southern Mississippi100000
Arkansas State100000
UTEP100000
Buffalo100000
Miami Ohio100000
Georgia State100000
Central Michigan100000
Temple100000
Bowling Green100000
Florida Atlantic100000
Rice100000
Georgia Southern100000
New Mexico State100000
Colorado State100000
UL Lafayette100000
San Diego State50000
Utah State100000
UNLV100000
South Alabama100000
Western Michigan100000
Northwestern100000
North Texas100000
Eastern Michigan100000
Ohio100000
Tulsa100000
Middle Tennessee100000
Louisiana Tech100000
UL Monroe100000
South Florida100000
Field (Any Other Team)450

How The Selection of The NCAA Champion Has Changed Over Years

In more than 100 years of college football, the process for selecting the national champion has evolved mostly for the better. As recently as the 1990s, voters would vote on the national champion before the bowl games were even played. Some of the key changes over the years include:

  • Pre-1936: There was no official selection process for a national champion. Various organizations and media outlets would select their own champion based on their own criteria. Teams would routinely claim National Championships with little to no pushback.
  • 1936-1964: The Associated Press (AP) began conducting a poll of sportswriters and broadcasters to determine a national champion. This became the most recognized national championship.
  • 1965-1973: The AP continued to conduct its poll, but the United Press International (UPI) also began conducting its own poll of coaches. These two polls often had different national champions.
  • 1974-1997: The AP and UPI polls continued, but the National Football Foundation (NFF) also began selecting a national champion based on a panel of experts.
  • 1998-2013: The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) was introduced, which used a combination of polls and computer rankings to determine a national champion. The BCS also included several bowl games that were designated as “BCS bowls.”
  • 2014-present: The College Football Playoff (CFP) was introduced, which uses a selection committee to choose the top four teams in the country to compete in a playoff format. The committee considers a variety of factors, including the strength of schedule, conference championships, and head-to-head results.

The 2023-2024 season marks one of the final years in which the College Football Playoff will only be played between 4 teams. The announcement that it will be expanded to 12 teams in 2025, has been met with a variety of criticisms and concerns ranging from player safety to a related issue concerning whether players will likely choose to sit out the playoff to prepare for the NFL combine usually held at the end of February before the draft in April.

Historical NCAA College Football National Champion Winners

The team with the most national championships in college football is the Alabama Crimson Tide, with a total of 18 national championships. Even before Nick Saban, the Alabama Crimson Tide was among the nation’s most dominant college football dynasties.

Other teams with multiple national championships include the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (13), the Oklahoma Sooners (7), the USC Trojans (7), the Ohio State Buckeyes (7), and the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5). It’s worth noting that some of these titles were awarded before the modern era of college football, and there may be some debate over which titles should be considered legitimate.