Odds on Who Will Win the next College Football National Championship

Al Messerschmidt

With 2013 already in the the books, it is never too early to find a few dollars and place a bet on the next college football national champion....if you are into that sort of thing.

With the final champion of the BCS era crowned, college football will usher in a new way to determine their national champion, and that playoff method will be interesting to watch for the first time. Undeterred by such uncertainty, Bovada has released its first odds on who will be crowned the national champion in January of 2015.

The defending champion, Florida State leads the contenders, followed closely by Alabama. In all, the SEC has seven teams listed as 25/1 or better at becoming the next national champion. Of interesting note is the clustering of LSU, Georgia, Florida, Texas A&M, and South Carolina together at 25/1 odds.

While these are the early odds, Bovada Sports Book Manager Kevin Bradley expects some shifting over the next few days. Of determining these odds, Bradley had this to say:

It has been more of a challenge this time around due to some key players still undecided on the NFL Draft and also the new playoff system which is still a little obscure. Therefore, some teams who would normally stand little chance may be able to sneak in. I expect these odds to move over the next few days quite a bit based on those factors.

--Kevin Bradley

For those wondering, Mississippi State comes in as a 100/1 favorite to win the national title. While that might seem like a long shot, Auburn could be had for 500/1 before this season.

Odds to win the 2014-2015 College Football Championship

**SEC Teams in BOLD**

Florida State....................11/2
Alabama..........................13/2
Stanford...........................9/1
Ohio State.......................10/1
Oregon............................12/1
Auburn............................14/1
Michigan State...............20/1
Oklahoma.......................20/1
Clemson.........................25/1
Florida............................25/1
Georgia..........................25/1
LSU...............................25/1
South Carolina................25/1
Texas A&M....................25/1

UCLA............................25/1
Baylor...........................25/1
Notre Dame...................33/1
USC.............................33/1
Wisconsin.....................40/1
Oklahoma State............40/1
Missouri........................40/1
Iowa..............................40/1
Louisville.....................50/1
Miami...........................50/1
Michigan.....................50/1
Nebraska....................50/1
North Carolina...........50/1
Texas...........................50/1
Oregon State..............66/1
Washington.................66/1
Mississippi..................66/1
Arizona State..............66/1
UCF.............................66/1
Arkansas....................100/1
Arizona.......................100/1
Boise State................100/1
Boston College..........100/1
BYU..............................100/1
California.....................100/1
Cincinnati....................100/1
Georgia Tech..............100/1
Kansas State..............100/1
Mississippi State........100/1
Pittsburgh....................100/1
Rutgers........................100/1
South Florida...............100/1
TCU...............................100/1
Tennessee...................100/1
Virginia Tech...............100/1
West Virginia...............100/1

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