As to be expected, the Alabama Crimson Tide are the favorites to win the College Football National Championship. Alabama is a ridiculously low +310. At those odds, Bama isn’t worth a look. There are too many things that can happen to end any team’s march to a National Championship.
If you are looking for a few other options to bet on to win the 2017-18 College Football National Championship, we have three.
2017-18 College Football National Championship Odds & Picks
|Alabama CRIMSON TIDE||+310|
|Florida St SEMINOLES||+850|
|Ohio St BUCKEYES||+875|
|Penn St NITTANY LIONS||+2000|
|Oklahoma St COWBOYS||+5300|
|Kansas St WILDCATS||+7000|
|Notre Dame FIGHTING IRISH||+8000|
|Miami FL HURRICANES||+8500|
|Virginia Tech HOKIES||+8500|
|TCU HORNED FROGS||+11500|
|Washington St COUGARS||+12500|
|West Virginia MOUNTAINEERS||+15000|
|NC State WOLFPACK||+20000|
|Texas A&M AGGIES||+20000|
|Michigan St SPARTANS||+50000|
|South Florida BULLS||+50000|
|Minnesota GOLDEN GOPHERS||+50000|
|Mississippi St BULLDOGS||+50000|
|North Carolina TAR HEELS||+50000|
|Arizona St SUN DEVILS||+50000|
|Georgia Tech YELLOW JACKETS||+60000|
|Boise St BRONCOS||+60000|
|South Carolina GAMECOCKS||+60000|
|Duke BLUE DEVILS||+75000|
|Texas Tech RED RAIDERS||+100000|
|Iowa St CYCLONES||+150000|
|Boston College EAGLES||+150000|
|Oregon St BEAVERS||+150000|
|San Diego St AZTECS||+200000|
|Wake Forest DEMON DEACONS||+200000|
|Colorado St RAMS||+250000|
|Western Kentucky HILLTOPPERS||+300000|
|California GOLDEN BEARS||+300000|
|Western Michigan BRONCOS||+500000|
|Central Florida KNIGHTS||+500000|
|Tulsa GOLDEN HURRICANE||+500000|
|Louisiana Tech BULLDOGS||+500000|
|Illinois FIGHTING ILLINI||+600000|
|Miami Ohio REDHAWKS||+750000|
|Arkansas St RED WOLVES||+750000|
|Army BLACK KNIGHTS||+750000|
|Appalachian St MOUNTAINEERS||+750000|
|Marshall THUNDERING HERD||+750000|
|Rutgers SCARLET KNIGHTS||+999999|
|San Jose State SPARTANS||+999999|
|South Alabama JAGUARS||+999999|
|Middle Tennessee St BLUE RAIDERS||+999999|
|Southern Miss GOLDEN EAGLES||+999999|
|Ball St CARDINALS||+999999|
|East Carolina PIRATES||+999999|
|Eastern Michigan EAGLES||+999999|
|Air Force FALCONS||+999999|
|Nevada WOLF PACK||+999999|
|New Mexico LOBOS||+999999|
|Texas State BOBCATS||+999999|
|New Mexico St AGGIES||+999999|
|Tulane GREEN WAVE||+999999|
|Florida Atlantic OWLS||+999999|
|North Texas MEAN GREEN||+999999|
|UL Lafayette RAGIN’ CAJUNS||+999999|
|UL Monroe WARHAWKS||+999999|
|Northern Illinois HUSKIES||+999999|
|Utah State AGGIES||+999999|
|Kent State GOLDEN FLASHES||+999999|
|Central Michigan CHIPPEWAS||+999999|
|Florida International GOLDEN PANTHERS||+999999|
|Fresno State BULLDOGS||+999999|
|Old Dominion MONARCHS||+999999|
|Bowling Green FALCONS||+999999|
|Georgia Southern EAGLES||+999999|
|Georgia State PANTHERS||+999999|
|Ole Miss REBELS||N/A|
The Sharp Pick To Win: USC Trojans +825
USC’s got a lot going for it this season. QB Sam Darnold returns. Plus, the offensive line has 2 seniors in Zach Banner and Chad Wheeler. The defensive line should be one of the best, if not the best, in the nation.
But, the real reason to love USC is the Trojans’ schedule. Western Michigan, Texas, and Notre Dame are the only teams USC plays outside the Pac. They should destroy all 3 of those teams. Western Michigan is a MAC team. Texas is going through yet another rebuild. Notre Dame is so highly-regarded this season that they’re 80 to 1 to win the National Championship.
When it comes to the Pac-12, USC is by far the best team. Neither an Arizona or an Oregon school should challenge USC. Utah is always tough. But, USC is better. Washington and Stanford are also always tough. Both lost too much to challenge USC.
There’s a great chance the Trojans go undefeated this season.
The Public Pick To Win: Oklahoma Sooners +1300
So, Bob Stoops steps down as head coach and Oklahoma’s odds to win the college football national championship go up to 13 to 1 from 8 to 1? That’s a head scratcher. The problem with many of these veteran coaches is that they don’t change with the times.
New head coach Lincoln Riley is only 33-years-old. He knows how to win on today’s gridiron. Riley’s already proven to be a terrific recruiter. Oklahoma’s landed two fantastic wide receivers for 2018.
I think Riley’s going to have Oklahoma under the radar. Also, like USC in the Pac 12, which team truly challenges the Sooners for the Big 12 Championship?
The Longshot Pick To Win: Virginia Tech Hokies +8500
Justin Fuente is as good of a college football coach as any you’re going to find. In his first season at the helm in Blacksburg, Fuente led the Hokies to a 10-4 record and an ACC Coastal Division title.
The Hokies could be much better than that this season. Virginia Tech’s defense should be one of the best in the country. The offense might take some time to gel since Fuente must replace his starting QB, and many skill position players.
But, if Fuente can do that, and if the offense gels by mid-season, VA Tech could sneak into the CFP.