Which CFB team will win the 2016 National Championship?

College Football National Championship Odds

The countdown to Thursday, September 3rd is on. That is when the 2015 college football season will begin. We are entering the second year of the College Football Playoff format. Last year’s playoff was a startling experience. We all learned that the CFP committee is a vast departure from the BCS with its computers and polls.

With that in mind, here is a run down of the top college football teams to bet on to win the 2015-16 College Football Championship.

Odds to win the 2015-2016 College Football FBS Championship 

Ohio State 13/4 

The Buckeyes will head into the 2015 season with a bullet on their collective backs after laying a pair of surprising, but emphatic smackdowns on both, Alabama and Oregon in the first-ever BCS national championship four-team playoff.

With seven returning starters on both sides of the ball, not only do the Buckeyes have national championship hopes, but they’re expecting to win it all in 2015. While Ohio State has a handful of starters they need to replace on both sides of the ball, the Buckeyes are set at quarterback and running back and have more than enough talent to reach the 10-win plateau at the very least.

Alabama 15/2

Alabama (12-2 SU, 5-9 ATS) has just four returning starters on offense and Saban needs to find replacements for All-American wide receiver Amari Cooper and two of last season’s starting defensive backs, not to mention starting quarterback Blake Sims.

Still, Alabama has won 10 games or more in seven consecutive seasons and looks like a virtual lock to do so again in 2015, thanks to another outstanding recruiting class.

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Auburn 10/1

Auburn gave up an uncharacteristic 26.7 points per game in 2014 (63rd) but addressed their defensive woes after the season ended by hiring former Florida head coach Will Muschamp as their new defensive coordinator. The bad news for the Tigers is that they return only five starters on offense and will be going with a first-time starter at quarterback in prized recruit Jeremy Johnson.

TCU 10/1

TCU (12-1 SU, 11-2 ATS) may have gotten the short end of the stick in their bid for a berth in the first-ever four-team national championship playoff, but the Horned Frogs are loaded with talent and may have the best quarterback in thee country on their roster in dual threat Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin.

TCU returns starters return for a Horned Frogs offense that ranked sixth in the nation in 2014 and seventh in passing. If TCU’s 42-3 destruction of former Top 10 team Mississippi in last season’s Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl is any indication, then the Horned Frogs could end up as the final team standing.

Florida State 16/1

The Seminoles will try to remain a legitimate national title contender under head coach Jimbo Fisher, but they’ll have to overcome the loss of former Heisman winner and No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick Jameis Winston in order to do so.

Notre Dame 18/1

The Fighting Irish (8-5) may have underachieved in losing five games in 2014, but they still managed to haul in the 11th best recruiting class in the country in the offseason. The Irish return a whopping 19 starters from last season’s team and they should be better than they were a year ago if for no other reason than an increase in experience, even if they will have a first-time starter at quarterback.

USC 18/1

USC (9-4 SU, 7-6 ATS) will look to get back in the national title hunt in 2015 and it could happen with the Trojans having a nation’s best, 20 returning starters from last season. Quarterback Cody Kessler will also have many of the young players that made up the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class at his disposal.

Baylor 20/1

The Bears (11-2 SU, 7-5-1 ATS) may have tied TCU for the Big 12 conference crown last season, but they’ll enter the 2015 season without strong-armed quarterback Bryce Petty. Still, Art Briles has built the Bears into a perennial national title contender – and one that has averaged over 40.0 points per game in each of the last four seasons.

Clemson 22/1

The Clemson Tigers have won at least 10 games in four consecutive seasons wile recording bowl game victories over LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma during the stretch. With a gifted dual-threat quarterback in DeShaun Watson leading the way, another 10-win campaign looks like a strong possibility for underrated head coach Dabo Swinney’s blossoming program. In eight games and just five starts, Watson threw for 1,466 yards with 14 touchdowns and just two interceptions.

Georgia 25/1

The Bulldogs (10-3) need to find a replacement for starting quarterback Hutson Mason, running back Todd Gurley and both starting wide receivers from last season. The good news is that the Bulldogs have a running back in Nick Chubb that often looked like the best runner in the country last season when he replaced an injured Gurley in a handful of games.

The Complete 2015/16 College Football Championship Betting Odds

  • Ohio State +300
  • Alabama +750
  • Auburn +900
  • TCU +1000
  • USC +1600
  • Notre Dame +1800
  • Baylor +2000
  • Florida State +2000
  • Oregon +2000
  • Clemson +2200
  • Georgia +2500
  • Louisiana State +2500
  • Michigan State +2500
  • Oklahoma +2800
  • Michigan +4000
  • Mississippi +4000
  • Stanford +4000
  • Texas A&M +4000
  • UCLA +4000
  • Arkansas +5000
  • Arizona State +6600
  • Florida +6600
  • Oklahoma State +6600
  • Tennessee +6600
  • Mississippi State +7500
  • Nebraska +7500
  • Texas +7500
  • Wisconsin +7500
  • Arizona +10000
  • Georgia Tech +10000
  • Louisville +10000
  • Miami FL +10000
  • Missouri +10000
  • Penn State +10000
  • South Carolina +10000
  • Utah +10000
  • Virginia Tech +10000
  • Boise State +15000
  • Kansas State +15000
  • Texas Tech +20000
  • Brigham Young +25000
  • North Carolina +30000
  • Washington +30000
  • West Virginia +30000
  • Boston College +50000
  • California +50000
  • Cincinnati +50000
  • Duke +50000
  • Iowa +50000
  • Marshall +50000
  • Maryland +50000
  • Minnesota +50000
  • Northwestern +50000
  • Oregon State +50000
  • Pittsburgh +50000
  • Rutgers +50000
  • South Florida +50000
  • UCF +50000