You are thinking to yourself looking at this title, “Are you guys crazy, the season just ended!”
Yeah, you might be correct, but at least we had the common decency to wait a couple of weeks, as some websites have this same kind of article posted the day after Georgia routed TCU to win the championship.
Besides, with the growth of sports betting in a 24-hour, 365-day cycle, everything can have a number attached to it if someone is willing to bet on it.
We have surveyed the NCAAF odds for the next college football season at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review) and we get the discussion started for next season right here.
All of these NCAAF picks can have value with the right information at your fingertips, so use this preview to dive in early for the coming CFP season!
Odds to Win the CFP College Football Championship
Though coach Kirby Smart wouldn’t tell ESPN’s Rece Davis he’d be willingly talk about a three-peat, you know he wants to cement his place in football history.
Carson Beck, Brock Vandagriff, and Gunner Stockton will fight for the quarterback job and they’ll have great running backs and receivers to utilize behind a potent offensive line.
This year’s defense might be better than the one that just won the national championship.
Though Georgia might be the top dog in college football today, it’s not like Alabama has fallen off the cliff. Jalen Milroe or Ty Simpson will replace Bryce Young at QB, but the weapons will still be in place for a high-scoring offense.
The offensive line will have to be reworked and the defense needs an upgrade in the D-Line and secondary to catch with the Dawgs.
Ohio State (+600)
The Buckeyes proved they could play with the best, losing by a single point to Georgia in the semi-finals.
We don’t know exactly how many star players will be back for Ohio State, but we trust Ryan Day will assemble another excellent offense.
The question is can the Buckeyes’ defense continue to grow as they have assignments in South Bend and Ann Arbor this fall.
These college football odds seem too low for Clemson, who have their QB Cade Klubnik but need help at wide receiver and a continued upgrade in the offensive line.
The Tigers’ defense may be again the best in the ACC, but what about nationally?
Quarterback J.J. McCarthy and running back Donovan Edwards will headline a Wolverines offense that should come together with quality transfers in the O-Line.
Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan defense will have the ability, they just need to be more stout straight up and not blitz as much against the better opponents who can torch them.
We know the USC offense will be fantastic with Heisman winner Caleb Williams.
The off-season question is can coach Lincoln Riley do what he did for the offense a year ago to create a defense that allows less than 29.2 PPG like last year’s crew?
Nobody figured LSU would have won 10 games last year.
That will raise expectations for Brian Kelly to win the SEC West and bring in enough talent to knock off Georgia to return to the CFP.
QB Jayden Daniels returns after a solid debut in Baton Rouge and has very good skill position players.
The defense mostly did its job in key situations and they will have to do better scheme and talent-wise to be a Final Four contender.
Florida State (+1800)
Maybe the most interesting squad on this list. When the NCAAF futures odds come out for who should win each conference, Florida State just might be favored over Clemson in the ACC.
The Seminoles’ offense could be better than the Tigers and their concepts developed by coach Mike Norvell definitely are.
The defense permitted 20.6 PPG last season, get that down around 16/17 points and the Noles might be more than a Top 10 club.
Notre Dame (+2800)
Notre Dame was overrated to begin last year with a head coach with zero experience at that position and looking to gain the trust of his players. Marcus Freeman proved to be an above-average leader and an excellent recruiter who has a plan.
Wake Forest transfer Sam Hartman makes the offense more stable and adding better skill position players outside is mandatory.
The defense has a chance to be better with maturity and they need more playmakers.
Home games vs. Ohio State and USC along with a trip to Death Valley will decide the Irish’s fate.
Penn State (+2800)
Rose Bowl champion Penn State will look to break through to reach the top spot in the Big Ten East.
Finding a signal caller and wideouts is imperative, with the run game in good hands with Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen.
DC Manny Diaz brought the Nittany Lions defense into modern times and adding more athletes that are football players will make this group even better.
It seems obligatory to have Texas listed here. It is hard to take the Longhorns seriously until the players show on the field they are as good as they think they are and coaches make them understand it’s about the team winning, not just looking good for the NFL scouts.
The Horns will have talent, but as we’ve seen, it takes more than that to reach the highest levels.
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