College Football Playoff Odds Roundup: Is Alabama No Longer The Team To Beat?

College Football Playoff Odds For SEC and other conferences 2021-22
  • Alabama Crimson Tide Drop To #5 In The AP Top 25
  • Georgia Bulldogs Are Now #1 In The Polls And The CFP Odds
  • Crimson Tide Still Favored To Reach College Football Playoffs

The mighty Alabama Crimson Tide finally dropped a game after nearly two full College Football seasons without losing a contest. The Texas A&M Aggies were able to best Alabama in a high-scoring shootout, and now the odds for betting on the College Football Playoffs have experienced significant shifts at the top end.

The Georgia Bulldogs are the only remaining undefeated team in the SEC and have now claimed the top spot in the AP rankings as well as the odds for betting on the NCAAF National Champion.

If Alabama and GA can win their remaining games, the two of them will face each other in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game on December 4th, with the winner likely claiming the #1 seed in the CFP.

The College Football Playoff Selection Committee will announce the final four teams that will be included in the postseason bracket and there is a chance that both Alabama and Georgia can still qualify.

In order for that to occur, it would likely require the Crimson Tide to defeat the Bulldogs in the SEC Title Game, as a second loss on Alabama’s record would potentially rank them underneath an undefeated or one-loss squad that plays a weaker strength of schedule.

College football betting sites have posted futures odds for the teams most likely to win the National Championship, and the following line from Bovada reveals just how much faith they are investigating in the Crimson Tide righting the ship this season and capturing championship glory in back-to-back campaigns.

2021-2022 NCAA Championship Winner

  • Georgia +120
  • Alabama +240
  • Ohio State +800
  • Arizona State +1000
  • Oklahoma +1200
  • Iowa +2000
  • Cincinnati +2500
  • Michigan +3000
  • Oregon +4000
  • Michigan State +6000
  • Clemson +6600
  • Texas +6600
  • Penn State +8000
  • Florida +10000
  • LSU +10000
  • Mississippi +10000
  • Notre Dame +10000

Of course, the above odds do not suggest that the top four listed teams will be the CFP qualifiers on December 5th. The NCAAF betting odds merely propose the implied probability for each program to claim the ultimate prize.

Of course, one cannot win a National Title in College Football without becoming one of the final four CFP teams, but gamblers must consider the route ahead for each potential winner.

Oddsmakers at the sportsbooks that we include in our 18+ sports betting site reviews are keeping both juggernaut SEC football teams near the top because no matter which one makes it to the CFP Final, they’ll be favored to win by a large margin – unless they are facing each other!

Speaking of large margins, both Alabama and Georgia are favored by double-digit point spreads against SEC opponents this Saturday.

The Bulldogs are going up against the 11th ranked undefeated Kentucky Wildcats, but it is expected that they’ll be yet another SEC team that falls dramatically in the AP Top 25 after suffering their first loss.

The only ranked opponent Georgia has remaining on their schedule prior to the SEC Title Game is on October 23rd when they play the #20 Florida Gators.

Alabama is favored by 17.5 against Mississippi State, another SEC team that had high hopes until the losses started piling up. The toughest team ‘Bama will face for the remainder of the regular season is the 17th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks.

Bovada, ESPN