During his time as the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Nick Saban led the program to six college football national titles. Still, his retirement has caused their odds of winning the 2025 College Football National Championship have slumped significantly. What are the latest betting odds on a Crimson Tide national title?
Alabama 2025 National Championship Odds Now at +1000 After Nick Saban’s Retirement
In the wake of Saban announcing his retirement from the Crimson Tide, the Alabama national championship odds offered by FanDuel Sportsbook have slumped to +1000.
While the program is the fourth favorite to win the 2025 College Football National Championship, those odds have significantly shifted since the initial numbers offered last week.
Even ahead of this year’s title game, Alabama was considered the second favorite to lift the national championship trophy after the 2024 college football season. FanDuel was offering odds of +550 on a record-extending seventh title for the Alabama head coach just one week ago — only the Georgia Bulldogs had shorter odds (+400.)
The shift in betting odds following Saban’s announcement is significant, but in many respects, not surprising. Arguably the greatest coach in college football history, he has overseen more success for the program than anyone else — even surpassing the great “Bear” Bryant’s six titles with his final national title the Crimson Tide won in 2020.
The impact of his decision to retire has already had a tangible impact on the program for the 2024 season. Five-star WR Ryan Williams decommitted from Alabama in the immediate wake of Saban retiring, with On3.com citing the departure of the multi-award-winning head coach as a direct reason for his decision.
In addition to high-profile recruits scrambling to reconsider their decision to commit to the Crimson Tide, speculation is already rife about transfer portal departures from Tuscaloosa. While his replacement is yet to be discovered, the uncertainty will impact the national championship odds. Additionally, the level of expectation in the program could easily crush the newcomer.
Much is set to change in the coming days, weeks, and months in Tuscaloosa. One thing is for certain right now — you’ll get a much better return for your money if you place a bet on Alabama with the current national championship odds than you would have done putting your cash on the Crimson Tide a week ago.