The new College Football Playoff is set to start this season, with the College Football Championship Game replacing the BCS National Championship Game as college football’s deciding matchup.
Florida State and their Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston edged Auburn by a score of 34-31 in the title game last season, and the oddsmakers have them favored on the College Football Championship Game betting lines for the 2014/15 campaign.
The College Football Championship Game odds as of July 22 at online sportsbook Bodog had the Seminoles listed as the 11/2 co-favorites after they went undefeated behind Winston last season and pulled out the victory in the title game in Pasadena. Auburn, after coming up just short in that championship contest, are set at 10/1.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide will be looking for better results in the new College Football Playoff this year than they had in last year’s postseason. The Crimson Tide, heavily favored on the betting lines last year to win yet another national title, instead stumbled and had to settle for a berth in the Sugar Bowl – which they lost 45-31 to Oklahoma. The Crimson Tide, a team that is never counted out in college football, are also set at 11/2 on the odds to win the College Football Championship Game in the upcoming season at Bodog.
Oregon is then next on those betting lines at the sportsbook at 7/1, with Oklahoma at 9/1, and Ohio State at 12/1. The Ducks didn’t make the BCS field last season, instead thumping Texas 30-7 in the Alamo Bowl. The Buckeyes took on the Clemson Tigers in last year’s Orange Bowl, losing that game 40-35. Clemson sits back at 66/1 odds for the upcoming year.
Rounding out the top tier of contenders on the July 22 odds to win the College Football Championship Game at Bodog are UCLA at 14/1, Georgia at 18/1, LSU at 20/1, and both USC and Michigan State at 25/1. The Spartans took care of the Stanford Cardinal in last year’s Rose Bowl, winning by a 24-20 score. Stanford is listed back at 33/1 odds.
The Baylor Bears, who lost 52-42 to UCF in last year’s Fiesta Bowl, are at 28/1 on the July 22 College Football Championship Game odds at Bodog as they look to navigate the new College Football Playoff betting slate this season, with Florida, South Carolina, and Wisconsin at 33/1, Mississippi at 40/1, and Michigan, Texas, and Notre Dame at 50/1 The Fighting Irish played in last year’s Pinstripe Bowl, getting past Rutgers by a score of 29-16.
Odds to Win 2015 College Football Championship Game at Bodog as of July 22:
Florida State 11/2
Ohio State 12/1
Michigan State 25/1
South Carolina 33/1
Notre Dame 50/1
Texas A&M 66/1
Kansas State 100/1
North Carolina 100/1
Arizona State 100/1
Mississippi State 150/1
Oklahoma State 150/1
Virginia Tech 150/1
Texas Tech 200/1
Boise State 300/1
West Virginia 300/1
Boston College 500/1
Georgia Tech 500/1
Oregon State 500/1
South Florida 500/1