2025 College Football National Championship Odds: Georgia Bulldogs the Team to Beat Once More?

    An early look at the 2025 College Football National Championship odds reveals that the Georgia Bulldogs begin the 2024 season as favorites.

    We’ve yet to crown the 2023-2024 college football champion, and oddsmakers are already speculating about the next season. The 2025 College Football National Championship odds shine a very early light on which of the 134 FBS teams could follow in the footsteps of the Michigan Wolverines or Washington Huskies.

    2025 College Football National Championship Odds

    2025 College Football National Championship odds are provided by Fanduel Sportsbook, and correct as of Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024.

    • Georgia Bulldogs +400
    • Alabama Crimson Tide +550
    • Ohio State Buckeyes +700
    • Texas Longhorns +850
    • Michigan Wolverines +1000
    • Oregon Ducks +1200
    • LSU Tigers +1500
    • Ole Miss Rebels +1500
    • Florida State +1800
    • Penn State +2500

    Georgia Bulldogs: +400

    For the second consecutive season, the Georgia Bulldogs are the College Football National Championship odds favorite. However, their inability to secure a historic “Threepeat” this season sees them slightly less favored heading into 2024-2025 than they were ahead of the current college football season. Kirby Smart’s team was +250 in the wake of their last college football crown.

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    Georgia’s dominant win over FSU in the Orange Bowl, featuring several starters who will return to the program for next season, showcased that the Bulldogs will remain a force in college football for the foreseeable future. They’ll need to overcome a tricky schedule, with trips to Alabama, Texas, and Ole Miss on a regular season slate that opens with a clash against Clemson.

    Alabama Crimson Tide +550

    Alabama opens the 2024-2025 College Football National Championship odds in exactly the same spot as they were one year ago — as the second-favorite to land the title. The relentless nature of the Nick Saban machine was perfectly demonstrated in the 2023 college football season, with the Crimson Tide riding out a turbulent campaign to make the College Football Playoff.

    Jalen Milroe is set to return under center, and if Tommy Rees tailors his game plan to the dynamic quarterback’s skill set, then the offense will be dangerous behind a developing offensive line. The defense loses some key components to the NFL Draft, but star safety Caleb Downs is set to lead a unit that has plenty of young, talented playmakers to ensure the program competes.

    Ohio State Buckeyes +700

    Early January is a perpetual waiting game for college football fans as they await announcements on which players may declare for the upcoming NFL Draft. Right now, it feels like no program hangs in the balance more than the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ryan Day’s team has multiple playmakers whose decisions could dramatically swing the team’s fortunes in the 2024 season.

    As they wait, the Buckeyes have the third-shorted national championship odds. With changes to the Big Ten scheduling format making any potential loss to Michigan less damaging than in previous years, their opportunity to make the new 12-team playoff is certainly enhanced. In addition to draft decisions, the search for a transfer portal QB could define success in 2024.

    Texas Longhorns +850

    Here’s where the 2025 College Football National Championship odds get interesting. Many analysts and fans thought the 2023 college football season was do or die for the Texas Longhorns. They secured the Big 12 Championship and came within inches of the title game but came up short. Several key components, including WR Xavier Worthy, won’t be here for the next season.

    However, there’s a nucleus to build around and build upon for Steve Sarkisian. Quinn Ewers has not officially decided on his next move, but all indications point to a return of the Longhorns starting quarterback. The O-line has some highly talented pieces, and they’ve mined the transfer portal well. The play of freshman LB Anthony Hill Jr mitigates the probable loss of both defensive tackles.

    Michigan Wolverines +1000

    The Michigan Wolverines could be the title holders within days, but the early 2025 College Football National Championship odds place them as just the fifth favorite to land the title at the conclusion of the 2024 season. Looking back to the position they were in this time last year — a +950, fourth-favorite by Fanduel Sportsbook — similar questions arise over the Wolverines.

    Head coach Jim Harbaugh continues to flirt with the NFL, and their reputation continues to be sullied by NCAA violations — last year began with recruiting and ended with sign-stealing. For the 2024 season, you can also throw into the mix the departure of their entire starting offensive line, the presumed loss of star running back Blake Corum, and the status of QB J.J. McCarthy.

    Is There a Long-Shot Team to Win Amongst the 2025 College Football National Championship Odds?

    Washington plays in the 2024 College Football National Championship Game just one year removed from not featuring among the favorites for the title game. The year prior, Sonny Dykes took the TCU Horned Frogs to the biggest game in college football despite opening the season with national championship odds of +20000.

    Is there a team with similar 2025 College Football National Championship odds that could replicate that journey and potentially go one step further and win the whole damn thing?

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    In terms of replicating TCU’s journey, there are just two teams with 2025 College Football National Championship odds of +20000 according to Fanduel Sportsbook. Those are the Kansas Jayhawks and Kentucky Wildcats. The former has never claimed a national title of any description, while the latter claims the 1950 national title under the Jeff Sagarin computer model.

    Although not technically a long shot from the early national championship odds, Ole Miss is a team to keep on your radar. The Rebels return several starters, and have raided the top transfer portal targets to rebuild a defense that is their only discernible weakness. Their schedule avoids Alabama, while their toughest games — Georgia and Oklahoma — are both at home.

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