NCAA football betting: Early odds for 2021 national champion released

The 2020 college football season may have just ended, but it’s never too early to look ahead to 2021.

Just before Alabama knocked off Ohio State in Miami, the national championship odds for next season were posted at BetMGM. Unsurprisingly, some of the usual suspects are the early favorites to win it all next season.

Alabama, fresh off its sixth national title of the Nick Saban era, leads the way at +300 despite the likelihood that many of its top players, including Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, will move on to the NFL.

Next is Clemson at +350. The Tigers won’t have Trevor Lawrence or Travis Etienne, but DJ Uiagalelei is next in line at quarterback to lead one of college football’s most talented rosters.

Ohio State, the four-time defending Big Ten champions and the 2020 national runner-up, has the third-best odds at +500. The Buckeyes likely won’t have Justin Fields in the fold at quarterback in 2021 as the junior is expected to be a first-round pick.

Oklahoma, after closing out its season with eight consecutive victories and another Big 12 title, has the fourth-best odds at +700 while two more SEC teams — Georgia at +800 and Texas A&M at +2500 — are next in line.

Other notable 2021 national title odds from BetMGM:

  • Wisconsin (+3500)

  • LSU (+3500)

  • Florida (+4000)

  • Notre Dame (+4000)

  • Miami (+4000)

  • Penn State (+4000)

  • Iowa State (+4000)

  • Oregon (+5000)

  • North Carolina (+5000)

  • USC (+5000)

  • Texas (+5000)

  • Michigan (+5000)

  • Tennessee (+5000)

  • Arizona State (+6600)

  • Washington (+6600)

  • NC State (+6600)

  • Oklahoma State (+6600)

  • West Virginia (+6600)

  • Auburn (+8000)

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