- The Alabama Crimson Tide have (+250) odds and are the favorite to be the 2021-2022 NCAA National Championship Winner.
- The Clemson Tigers have the second shortest odds at (+400).
- However, the Ohio State Buckeyes are ranked higher than Clemson on the official rankings list despite the odds.
INDIANAPOLIS – The college football season is just around the corner and sportsbooks are starting to see a lot of action from enthusiastic fans of the game.
While the upcoming season’s official AP rankings for teams have already been released, bettors can also find the best teams posted online according to regulated sportsbooks.
Sports betting operators are seeing that college football betting fans are leaning heavily in favor of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers to win. Longshot odds could also net big wins by the end of the season for anyone willing to wager in that fashion.
2021-2022 NCAA National Championship Winner
- Alabama +250
- Clemson +400
- Georgia +500
- Ohio State +600
- Oklahoma +600
The Alabama Crimson Tide are ranked number one on the official AP Top 25 ranking’s list and are the reigning defending champions.
Bryce Young will be coming in as the starting QB for the upcoming season. Young was a 5-star recruit and has already begun impressing his contemporaries.
“He’s a stud,” said J.T. Daniels. “He’s a star player. When I had left Mater Dei, and they got Bryce, I had known Bryce since he was an eighth grader, I was a seventh grader. I knew back then that he was a special player. Honestly, when Mater Dei got him, I was excited. “I told MaxPreps that he would be the best quarterback in the country by the time he was a junior in high school because I’d seen him play and I think he’s a really good player. I expect a lot of success for Bryce.”
In addition to having a 5 star QB, Alabama retained the bulk of their championship team from last season to help them retain their Championship Crown.
DL Phildarian Mathis is returning and Mathis was a big part of the 2020 Championship season. Mathis collected 31 tackles and averaged 1.5 sacks per game. He also finished with three QB hurries and a forced fumble on the season.
In addition to Mathis, the Crimson Tide see the return of LB Christopher Allen, DL Labryan Ray, CB Josh Jobe, RB Brian Robinson, and OL Chris Owens.
With so many returning players, it is no surprise why sportsbooks have ‘Bama as the clear overall favorites.
The Clemson Tigers will be seeing a full restart to their team as starting QB Trevor Lawrence headed off to the NFL. Taking his spot is DJ Uiagalelei who managed to put up 439 passing yards and two passing TDs against Notre Dame while Lawrence was injured.
The Tigers are also seeing the return of four All Americans in Nolan Turner, Myles Murphy, Brad Bresee, and Walker Parks.
Nine defensive starters are coming back to the field, showing that Clemson still has a strong core despite losing their shining star.
The Georgia Bulldogs have the third shortest odds to win but are ranked just 7th in the AP Polls. Some of this could be due to the popularity of the Bulldogs program, however.
As Georgia has a strong fan base, the odds could be reflecting the number of fans betting on their local team more so than picking the best team available.
The Bulldogs lost a lot of core talent to the NFL draft but they are bringing back QB JT Daniels. Additionally, RB Zamir White will be coming back. White rushed for 779 yards and scored 11 TDs for the Bulldogs last season.
Ohio State Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes are actually ranked No. 2 in the nation, above both Clemson and Georgia. This is the perfect team for longshot betting fans.
Ohio State suffered from multiple injuries last season, but the bulk of their roster is returning fully healthy, giving them an edge in the upcoming season. Even with the injuries, Ohio was able to take Clemson off of their reigning win streak and go onto the Championship game in 2021 only to lose the game to Alabama, 52-24.
Five-star recruit Palaie Gaoteote has also joined the team. Gaoteote is an LB that is poised to be dominant at the collegiate level. The Buckeyes are moving on from QB Justin Fields who is now in the NFL. The team has not yet determined who will be the starting QB come Week One as C.J. Stroud, Jack Miller III, and Kyle McCord are all still in the running for the spot.
“We’ll see what that means, but they certainly did a lot of work this summer because I think when we threw the first routes on air, the ball didn’t touch the ground,” said Ryan Day, Ohio State head coach. “That’s a very very good sign, but we’ve just got a long way to go.”
The Oklahoma Sooners are ranked No. 6 in the nation and are working to improve their defense this season. Oklahoma State has won seven consecutive Big 12 Championships and is working to continue this trend.
A lot of strong talent has gone to the NFL this season. The Sooners saw the departures of Ronnie Perkins, Tre Brown, and Tre Norwood; all core members of the team.
Coming back, however, is QB Spencer Rattler who was a top 10 QB in both passing yards (3,031) and TDs (28) on the season.
Being one of the only teams to keep their starting QB this season, the Sooners might be the best bet of all of these favorites listed on internet sports betting platforms.
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