Championship Odds (01/13/15)

By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
Odds to win the 2016 College Football Championship. Odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.



Ohio State won the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Monday night. The Buckeyes beat Oregon 42-20 to capture the first playoff crown. But which team will win it all next season?

The Buckeyes are 6/1 favorites to repeat. Ohio State joined Alabama, Notre Dame, USC and Oklahoma as the only schools to win six national titles. The Tide repeated as champions in 2011 and 2012, USC accomplished the feat in 2003 and 2004, can Ohio State win the playoff again?

This year's runner-up, Oregon, is tied for the fourth best odds to capture the title. The Ducks 14/1 odds would likely improve if Marcus Mariota returns for his senior season.

TCU, snubbed by the selection committee this year, has the second best odds at 15/2. The Horned Frogs thumped Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl and are expected to have ten returning starters on offense and six more on defense.

What would college football be without the SEC? The conference has twelve teams with odds including Alabama at 10/1, Auburn at 14/1 and LSU 16/1 rounding out the top ten most likely teams.

Michigan got its man. The Wolverines win total for the 2015 regular season is set at 8.5 wins. If you think Jim Harbaugh can turn the program around, Michigan is a longshot at 75/1 to win it all.

Find the odds for your favorite team to win the championship below.

Odds to win the 2015-16 College Football Championship

Team Odds
Ohio State 6/1
TCU 15/2
Alabama 10/1
Auburn 14/1
Oregon 14/1
Florida State 16/1
LSU 16/1
Michigan State 16/1
Baylor 16/1
Notre Dame 20/1
USC 20/1
Mississippi State 25/1
Oklahoma 25/1
Boise State 33/1
Clemson 33/1
Florida 33/1
Georgia 33/1
Stanford 33/1
Texas A&M 33/1
UCLA 33/1
Wisconsin 33/1
Mississippi 33/1
Arizona 40/1
Arizona State 40/1
Arkansas 50/1
Georgia Tech 50/1
Kansas State 50/1
Louisville 50/1
Missouri 50/1
Nebraska 50/1
Oklahoma State 50/1
South Carolina 50/1
Texas 50/1
Tennessee 66/1
Utah 66/1
Miami 75/1
Michigan 75/1
Washington 75/1
West Virginia 75/1
Penn State 75/1
BYU 100/1
California 100/1
Cincinnati 100/1
Iowa 100/1
North Carolina 100/1
Oregon State 100/1
Pittsburgh 100/1
Rutgers 100/1
Virginia Tech 100/1
Marshall 100/1
Maryland 100/1
Duke 100/1
Boston College 200/1
South Florida 200/1
Northwestern 200/1
UCF 200/1
Texas Tech 200/1