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Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton III is defended by Georgia defensive lineman Mykel Williams during a football game between Tennessee and Georgia. Georgia leads the 2025 College Football Championship Odds.
Tennessee quarterback Joe Milton III is defended by Georgia defensive lineman Mykel Williams during a football game between Tennessee and Georgia. Photo by Saul Young/News Sentinel/USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn.

The 2025 College Football Championship odds are set across our best college football betting sites with Georgia, Ohio State, Texas, and Oregon the clear favorites.

With conference media days getting underway over the next week, the college football season is right around the corner. And while the landscape of college football is dealing with more change than ever, the blue bloods continue to dominate the college football championship odds across our best sports betting sites.

Between conference realignment, playoff expansion, unlimited transfers, and NIL, it's the wild wild west in college football. But it doesn't matter to Kirby Smart, because he has the Georgia Bulldogs ready to compete for their third national championship in four seasons behind Heisman Trophy odds favorite Carson Beck.

Despite Georgia sitting atop the oddsboard, the Bulldogs will face plenty of competition from fellow College Football Playoff odds favorites like Ohio State, Texas, and Oregon. One thing's for sure, this will be the most electric national championship race in years.

College football championship odds 2025

College football championship odds from our best sports betting apps as of July 3 | ðŸ”¥ = best odds | â„️ = worst odds

Georgia+320+300+300+310+325 ðŸ”¥
Ohio State+400+420+325 â„️+375+450 ðŸ”¥
Texas+750+850 ðŸ”¥+775+750+800
Oregon+850+800+850+800+1000 ðŸ”¥
Alabama+1400+1500 ðŸ”¥+1400+1400+1100 ❄️
Ole Miss+1500+1500+1600 +1600 +1400 ❄️
LSU+1600+1700+1600+1800 ðŸ”¥+1200 ❄️
Florida State+2200+2800 ðŸ”¥+2500+2600+1800 ❄️
Penn State+2200+2000 â„️+2500 ðŸ”¥+2200+2200
Michigan+2500 +2500+2000+2500+1400 â„️

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2025 College football championship favorites

Georgia (+325)

Since taking over Georgia in 2016, Smart has led the Bulldogs to three College Football Playoff National Championship appearances, winning two. He's also lost more than three games in a season only once - his first year - and has had the Bulldogs ranked top 10 in the final AP Poll in seven straight seasons.

That means that if the College Football Playoff had been in a 12-team format since the beginning of his tenure, Georgia would have made it every year since 2017. That's why the Bulldogs enter the 2024 season as the clear favorites by the SEC Championship odds and are expected to take home the title for the third time in four years.

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It also helps that Smart has stockpiled five-star recruits on his defense like Malaki Starks and Mykel Williams. And this could be Georgia's best offensive team under Smart with Beck leading the charge as a favorite to go No. 1 by the 2025 NFL Draft odds. The Bulldogs also managed to snag Florida running back Trevor Etienne in the transfer portal to bolster their run game.

These odds will likely only get shorter as we see Georgia take the field this season. A $10 winning bet on the Bulldogs to take the title pays a $32.50 profit at this price.

Best odds: +325 via bet365 | Implied probability: 23.53%

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Ohio State (+450)

Will this be the year Ohio State finally gets over the hump under Ryan Day? With Jim Harbaugh leaving Michigan for the Los Angeles Chargers, this looks like Day's best shot to finally sweep the Big Ten and win "The Game" - which is why the Buckeyes are the favorites by the Big Ten Championship odds.

Even though Day didn't manage to make the playoff last year, nor win any meaningful games when Houston Texans' star C.J. Stroud was his QB, Ohio State is a popular pick to take it all this year. That's because the Buckeyes NIL efforts have paid off massively in the transfer portal.

While Ohio State didn't have the top ranked class by 247's transfer rankings, it did have the highest average caliber player. The Buckeyes landed All-American candidates Caleb Downs (Alabama) and Quinshon Judkins (Ole Miss), as well as new starting QB Will Howard (Kansas State).

Those three will be key to a squad that returns several potential top 100 NFL draft picks and brought in the No. 1 recruit in the country, Jeremiah Smith. If this group can lead the Buckeyes to a championship, a $10 bet pays out $55.

Best odds: +450 via bet365 | Implied probability: 18.18%

Texas (+850)

It shouldn't be a surprise to see Texas with the third-shortest odds to take the title after Steve Sarkisian led the Longhorns within a play of winning a playoff game last year. But at the same time, Texas lost a lot of talent and now must make the jump to the SEC.

There's plenty of questions around this program after it's leading rusher and top four pass catchers made the jump to the NFL. Will Quinn Ewers elevate his play and be a legit Heisman contender? I'm not so sure. And what about Arch Manning lurking in the shadows? Texas also has to play Michigan and Georgia this year on top of the Red River Rivalry against Oklahoma.

Still, there's a clear route to the Longhorns making the playoff, and once there, anything can happen. The key will be transfers like Isaiah Bond (Alabama) and Matthew Golden (Houston) stepping up at wide receiver and veteran D-lineman Alfred Collins and transfer Trey Moore (UTSA) filling the void left by Byron Murphy and T'Vondre Sweat.

Best odds: +850 via FanDuel | Implied probability: 10.53%

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Oregon (+1000)

It's not as if Oregon is some sleeper, the Ducks have the fourth-shortest odds to win it all, but this price certainly stands out as a steal. A $10 winning bet on Dan Lanning's squad pays a $100 profit, and that value is incredible given how much Oregon has added this offseason.

Somehow the Ducks managed to replace the all-time college QB starts record holder, Bo Nix (61), with a guy who could break the record in Dillon Gabriel. Gabriel brings 49 starts with him to Eugene and nearly 15,000 passing yards. The Heisman hopeful is set to guide an Oregon offense with a one-two punch of Evan Stewart and Tez Johnson at receiver.

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Defensively, the Ducks are even scarier with the way Lanning has taken what he learned from Smart and Nick Saban - both as a recruiter and defensive schemer. Oregon brings back budding stars like Jordan Burch and Matayo Uiagalelei on the D-line and loaded its secondary via the portal with Jabbar Muhammad, Kam Alexander, and Kobe Savage. The Ducks look ready for the Big Ten.

Best odds: +1000 via bet365 | Implied probability: 9.09%

2025 college football championship odds over time

Latest odds via DraftKings.

TeamOpening odds (Jan. 9, 2024)March 1, 2024July 3, 2024
Ohio State+800+500+400
Ole Miss+1100+1100+1500
Clemson +2000+2000+4000
Florida State+2000+2000+2200
Notre Dame+2500+2500+2500
Penn State+2500+2500+2500
Texas A&M+4000+4000+4500
Kansas State+10000+10000+7000
North Carolina+10000+15000+30000

Past college football championship winners

YearTeamPreseason odds
2015Ohio State+4000
2014Florida State+1600

How to bet on the college football championship

When betting on college football championship odds, first, choose a reputable sportsbook that offers college football futures. Check out the odds for different teams; for example, if Alabama has +300 odds and Ohio State has +600, a $100 bet on Alabama would win you $300 if they take the championship. Decide how much you want to wager and place your bet. If you bet $100 on Alabama at +300 and they win, you’ll get $400 back ($300 profit + $100 stake). Keep an eye on team performances throughout the season to see how your bet is shaping up.

Remember, when betting in future markets, the odds will move. It’s mostly about performance and perception. If a team starts playing better or worse than expected, their odds will change. Injuries to key players can significantly impact a team's chances and thus their odds. Transfers and new player acquisitions can also affect a team's championship odds. Public betting trends play a role too - if a lot of people are betting on one team, sportsbooks might adjust the odds to balance their risk. Expert analysis and predictions can also influence how people bet, which in turn affects the odds. Understanding these factors helps you make more informed bets and maybe even catch some favorable odds shifts.

How to read college football championship odds

Reading college football championship odds is straightforward. Odds are usually presented in a format like +300 or -150. Positive odds (i.e., +300) show how much profit you’d make on a $100 bet. For example, a $100 bet at +300 odds would win you $300, plus your original $100 stake, totaling $400. Negative odds (i.e., -150) indicate how much you need to bet to win $100. So, a $150 bet at -150 odds would win you $100, plus your $150 stake, totaling $250.

These odds also reflect the implied probability of a team winning the championship. Lower odds (i.e., +200) suggest a higher probability of winning, while higher odds (i.e., +1000) indicate a lower probability. Sportsbooks adjust these odds based on factors like team performance, injuries, transfers, and betting patterns.

For example, if Alabama has +300 odds and Ohio State has +600 odds, Alabama is considered more likely to win. If you bet $100 on Alabama and they win, you’d get $400 back ($300 profit + $100 stake). Understanding these odds helps you make informed betting decisions and assess potential returns.

College football championship FAQs

Who is the CFP National Championship favorite?

Georgia (+325) is the favorite for the 2025 college football championship. Those odds imply a 23.53% probability the Bulldogs will win the national championship.

Who won the CFP National Championship last year?

The Michigan Wolverines won their first title since 1997 by defeating the Washington Huskies in the 2024 national championship.

When will the CFP National Championship be decided?

The 2025 CFP National Championship will be decided on Monday, Jan. 20.

When does the College Football Playoff start?

The 2025 College Football Playoff starts with the first round on Dec. 20 and 21, with games being played at the campus of the higher seed. The quarterfinals will then be played across the Fiesta, Peach, Rose, and Sugar Bowl on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

The semifinals take place Jan. 9 and 10 at the Orange and Cotton Bowl before the CFP National Championship game on Jan. 20 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

How many teams make the College Football Playoff?

Previously only four teams were selected for the College Football Playoff, but this season the playoff will expand to 12 teams. The top five ranked conference champions will be automatic qualifiers for the playoff along with seven at-large teams, decided by the College Football Playoff selection committee.

The top four conference champions will receive a first-round bye in the playoff.

Where will the CFP National Championship take place?

The 2025 college football championship will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

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