Early 2023 College Football National Championship Odds
2022 National Champion Georgia is a co-favorite with rival Alabama to win the 2023 title. Both the Bulldogs and the Crimson Tide are +200 favorites. Third and fourth choices are Ohio State and Clemson. Yes, the 2022 National Championship is barely in the books and already odds are out for the 2023 game. Check out early 2023 College Football National Championship odds, as well as an odds analysis.
Odds to Win the 2023 College Football National Championship
- Alabama +200
- Georgia +200
- Ohio State +600
- Clemson +800
- Michigan +3500
- Oklahoma +3500
- Texas A&M +3500
- USC +3500
- Florida +5000
- Oregon +5000
- Texas +5000
Why is Alabama and Georgia co-favorites?
Even though both teams will lose key players, the Tide and the Dawgs always recruit well. Georgia’s incoming recruiting class ranks third in the nation. Bama’s ranks second. Bryce Young should return because he won’t be a first-round NFL Draft pick this year. Also, Bama’s schedule implies an undefeated season.
The gargantuan matchup versus Texas A&M happens in Tuscaloosa. So does the Iron Bowl agianst rival Auburn. Road games versus Arkansas, LSU, and Ole Miss should give the Tide a chance to pad their CFP schedule. Georgia’s schedule also implies an undefeated season. The road games are sad. Georgia will blow out South Carolina, Missouri, Mississippi State, and Kentucky.
One thing that could hurt the Dawgs, though, is they will have to replace almost their entire defense. The front 7 should be gone, especially after the performance against Young and Alabama in the National Championship.
So if you have to choose, consider backing Bama over Georgia.
Between Ohio State and Clemson, which team deserves the longer look to win the title?
Ohio State should, by far, be a much better team than Clemson. The Buckeyes’ recruiting class ranks fourth. Of the 23 commits, 10 are 5-star or 4-star defensive players. Ron Day also convinced ASU linebacker DeaMonte Trayanum and Oklahoma State corner Tanner McCalister to transfer.
Clemson’s recruiting class ranks below such college football juggernauts like the University of Arizona and South Carolina. Also, the rest of the ACC has caught up. Miami should be a good team with former Oregon coach Mario Cristobal at the helm. Pittsburgh replaced outgoing quarterback Kenny Pickett, a Heisman Finalist, with USC transfer Kedon Slovis.
Clemson could have trouble winning their conference while Ohio State should roll since their final game against Michigan is in Columbus.
Which college football squad among Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and USC is the best bet?
It’s difficult seeing Michigan repeating the effort. Brett Venables should be a solid coach, but players are leaving Oklahoma in droves. Texas A&M boasts the top recruiting class in the nation. The class includes 5-star quarterback Connor Weigman. So the Aggies have a chance.
But A&M faces Mississippi State, Alabama, and Auburn on the road. An improved LSU teams is also on the schedule. So is Ole Miss, who should be one of the top ten teams in the nation. Even Miami, Florida, and South Carolina will be tough to beat.
USC, on the other hand, should roll through the Pac-12. Beating Stanford, Utah, UCLA and, amazingly, Arizona on the road won’t be easy. But the Trojans should handle their business. Also, there’s a big chance Caleb Williams goes and plays for the man who recruited him, Lincoln Riley. If Riley can convince Oklahoma’s QB to transfer to SoCal, forget it. USC should go undefeated and enter the CFP the third ranked team in the nation behind Alabama and Georgia.
Which underdogs among Florida, Oregon, and Texas has the best shot of winning the championship?
Oregon shouldn’t compete, but Florida and Texas could. New Florida coach Billy Napier has convinced UL-Lafayette offensive lineman Kamryn Waites, a likely top NFL Draft pick in 2023, to join his former coach in Gainesville. Jack Miller, a 4-star recruit in high school, will transfer from Ohio State to Florida. So will Auburn defensive lineman Tyrone Truesdell.
Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns boast the nation’s fifth-ranked recruiting class. Sark convinced 5-star Ohio State recruit quarterback Quinn Ewers to transfer from Columbus to Austin. The Horns battle Alabama on Sep. 10. A victory puts Texas into the Top 5. A close loss might put Texas into the Top 10. Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will be tough, but Texas should handle all three.
Of the two, Texas is the better play than Florida. The Longhorns play softer teams while Florida must battle Georgia, LSU, Texas A&M and Tennessee on the road, and take on Utah on Sep. 3. So if you’re deciding between the two, back Sark and Texas over Napier and the Gators.
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