2024 College Football Championship Odds Favor Georgia
The 2023 college football season is barely in the books following Georgia’s blowout victory over TCU and already oddsmakers are looking toward next season.
And they’re bullish on the Bulldogs completing a three-peat.
No team has ever won three consecutive national titles. Minnesota won shares of crowns in three straight years from 1934-36, the last of which marked the debut of the AP Top 25 era.
Here are the top 24 teams for 2024, with their odds of winning the title Jan. 8, 2024, at NRG Stadium in Houston.
- Georgia +300
- Alabama +500
- Ohio State +700
- Michigan +800
- USC +1200
- Clemson +1800
- LSU +1800
- Florida State +2000
- Penn State +2000
- Tennessee +2500
- Notre Dame +2500
- Texas +2500
- Oregon +3000
- Washington +4000
- TCU +5000
- Utah +5000
- Oklahoma +5000
- North Carolina +8000
- Texas A&M +8000
- Mississippi +10000
- UCLA +10000
- Auburn +10000
- Kentucky +12000
- Wisconsin +12000
The 2023-24 season will be the last with just four playoff teams. The highly anticipated 2024-25 campaign becomes a 12-team affair.
The case for Georgia to three-peat is strong, despite losing star quarterback Stetson Bennett to graduation.
Per ESPN, the Bulldogs are expected to return six starters on both offense and defense, including stud tight end Brock Bowers.
Carson Beck is the likely starter at QB and in addition to Bowers he’ll have two new receiving targets in a pair of coveted transfers, Rara Thomas (Mississippi State) and Dominic Lovett (Missouri).
So the offense will again be solid as will the defense. Add in another top-three recruiting class and all will be awesome again in Athens.
But the biggest reason to bank on the Bulldogs reaching the CFP again is that their schedule is soft as Charmin.
Georgia plays its first four games at home (against FCS program UT Martin, followed by Ball State, South Carolina and UAB).
Not exactly world-beaters, that bunch.
Plus, the Bulldogs avoid both Alabama and LSU. The only challenging game, to me, is a Nov. 18 showdown with Tennessee in Knoxville.
But that’s about it.
I expect Georgia to be undefeated again heading into the SEC title game and to be among the four playoff teams.
I think a three-peat is gonna happen.