NCAA Football Futures To Watch For 2023-2024

NCAA Football Futures To Watch For 2023-2024
Sarah Ryan
Author:
Sarah Ryan
Updated: 
January 20th 2023

The 2022-2023 college football season might be wrapping up, but on FanDuel Sportsbook, but it isn’t too early to make your best guesses on how the 2023-2024 season of NCAA Division 1 football will wrap up! Even with the 2022-2023 Bowl Games and All Star games still being works of progress, FanDuel’s oddsmakers already have:

  • Clear frontrunners for the 2023-2024 NCAAF FBS Championship

  • Clear frontrunners for the 2023-2024 Heisman Trophy Award

  • One win total over/under market for Colorado’s football team

A lot can change over the course of a whole year and an entire season, which makes futures bets’ more intimidating and daunting than other types of single bet wagers, like moneylines, point spreads, and over/under totals. 

For example, Michigan is currently ranked #4 in the FBS Championship futures odds market, but a plethora of variables could impact whether they’re more or less favored as a frontrunner. Penn State is also a heavily favored underdog over another Pennsylvania football team, Temple (+2500 versus +100000), but who’s to say where the lines could move over the next twelve months? 

Twelve months out from the next NCAAF FBS Championship, let’s take a look at where FanDuel’s future college football betting lines are currently positioned.

College Football National Championship 2023 Odds

NCAAF FBS Championship 2023-24

  • Georgia, +250

  • Alabama, +500

  • Ohio State, +750

  • Michigan, +900

  • USC, +1200

  • Clemson, +1800

  • LSU, +1800

  • Florida State, +2000

  • Notre Dame, +2500

  • Penn State, +2500

  • Texas, +2500

  • Tennessee, +3000

  • Oregon, +3000

  • Washington, +4000

  • Utah, +5000

  • Oklahoma, +5000

  • TCU, +6000

  • Texas A&M, +8000

  • North Carolina, +10000

  • Mississippi, +10000

  • UCLA, +10000

  • Auburn, +10000

  • Kentucky, +12000

  • Wisconsin, +12000

  • Kansas State, +15000

  • Miami Florida, +15000

  • Oregon State, +15000

  • Mississippi State, +15000

  • Florida, +15000

  • Iowa, +15000

  • Minnesota, +15000

  • Louisville, +20000

  • Arkansas, +20000

  • South Carolina, +20000

  • UCF, +20000

  • Baylor, +20000

  • Oklahoma State, +20000

  • NC State, +25000

  • Missouri, +25000

  • Michigan State, +25000

  • Tulane, +25000

  • Iowa State, +25000

  • Pittsburgh, +25000

  • West Virginia, +25000

  • Purdue, +25000

  • Illinois, +25000

  • Texas Tech, +25000

  • Nebraska, +25000

  • Syracuse, +25000

  • Maryland, +25000

  • Duke, +30000

  • Arizona State, +30000

  • Wake Forest, +30000

  • Kansas, +30000

  • Colorado, +30000

  • Virginia Tech, +30000

  • California, +30000

  • Air Force, +40000

  • Georgia Tech, +40000

  • Memphis, +40000

  • SMU, +40000

  • Washington State, +40000

  • Boise State, +40000

  • BYU, +40000

  • Boston College, +50000

  • East Carolina, +50000

  • Indiana, +50000

  • Fresno State, +50000

  • Virginia, +50000

  • Cincinnati, +50000

  • UAB, +50000

  • James Madison, +50000

  • Liberty, +50000

  • Arizona, +50000

  • Western Kentucky, +50000

  • UTSA, +50000

  • Houston, +50000

  • Vanderbilt, +50000

  • Coastal Carolina, +50000

  • Troy, +50000

  • Connecticut, +100000

  • San Jose State, +100000

  • Old Dominion, +100000

  • Massachusetts, +100000

  • Kent State, +100000

  • Ball State, +100000

  • Florida International, +100000

  • Navy, +100000

  • Northern Illinois, +100000

  • Stanford, +100000

  • Toledo, +100000

  • Charlotte, +100000

  • Texas State, +100000

  • Appalachian State, +100000

  • Akron, +100000

  • Marshall, +100000

  • Hawaii, +100000

  • Nevada, +100000

  • New Mexico, +100000

  • Army, +100000

  • Wyoming, +100000

  • Southern Mississippi, +100000

  • Arkansas State, +100000

  • UTEP, +100000

  • Buffalo, +100000

  • Miami Ohio, +100000

  • Georgia State, +100000

  • Central Michigan, +100000

  • Temple, +100000

  • Bowling Green, +100000

  • Florida Atlantic, +100000

  • Rice, +100000

  • Georgia Southern, +100000

  • New Mexico State, +100000

  • Colorado State, +100000

  • UL Lafayette, +100000

  • San Diego State

  • +100000

  • Utah State, +100000

  • UNLV, +100000

  • South Alabama, +100000

  • Western Michigan, +100000

  • Northwestern, +100000

  • North Texas, +100000

  • Eastern Michigan, +100000

  • Ohio, +100000

  • Tulsa, +100000

  • Middle Tennessee, +100000

  • Louisiana Tech, +100000

  • UL Monroe, +100000

  • South Florida, +100000

Priced at only +250 odds, the Georgia Bulldogs are the heaviest favorite in this market, and for good reason. They recently made a superb showing at the 2022-23 College Football Playoff National Championship on January 9th, utterly decimating the TCU Horned Frogs (priced at +6000 odds in this market) in a 65-7 bloodbath.

The Texas Christian University team was only able to eke out one touchdown in the first quarter, which The Bulldogs proceeded to respond to with TEN touchdowns and 5 extra points. On defense and offense, Georgia utterly annihilated and humiliated TCU, and did so in a way that almost made it look easy.

But let’s face it, a college football team getting to one championship is pretty difficult, let alone two in a row, let alone three in a row. Coach Kirby Smart previously led Georgia to victory not just in 2022, but 2021. But it’s tough to pull off a trifecta, a triple, a hat trick, a three-peat, whatever you prefer to call it, so you might want to consider paying mind to the only other three teams priced below the range of +1000 odds:

  1. The Alabama Crimson Tide - priced at +500 odds

  2. The Ohio State Buckeyes - priced at +750 odds

  3. The Michigan Wolverines - priced at +900 odds

While the Georgia Bulldogs have won four national championship titles, with two of their most recent title wins coming back to back, Alabama has outright claimed a whopping EIGHTEEN national titles, making them a strong potential value pick in this spot. 

Though Ohio State’s national title record isn’t quite as impressive as the Crimson Tide’s, we would be remiss to gloss over the Buckeyes’ impressive conference and division record; ten wins in their respective division, and 41 title wins in their conference! 

It’s not hard to see why they’re disproportionately favored here, over the overwhelming majority of the teams in this market. The last team favored below +1000 odds to get to next year’s national championship title are the Michigan Wolverines. 

This Great Lake State team has one of the greatest overall records in the league, having claimed at least 44 conference titles, and 11 national championship titles. That last national championship title was claimed in 1997, but under coach Jim Harbaugh, the team has recently come close to getting there a few times, winning their division in 2018, 2021, and 2022. 

So don’t be mistaken; the Wolves are still dogs in this futures’ market, but the team has recently proven themselves to be underdogs with a little bite. There are 131 schools in the FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision), but as of now, only a few are favored to walk away with the national championship title next year.

Now that we’ve looked at some college teams to watch through the next year, who are the players to watch next year? Which players are frontrunner candidates to be honored with the highest individual award honoring college football player’s achievements: the Heisman Memorial Trophy?

College Football Heisman Odds

2023 Heisman Trophy Winner

  • Caleb Williams, +400

  • Drake Maye, +1000

  • Michael Penix Jr, +1200

  • Bo Nix, +1200

  • Jordan Travis, +1200

  • Sam Hartman, +1800

  • Drew Allar, +2000

  • Jayden Daniels, +2000

  • Joe Milton, +2000

  • Kyle McCord, +2000

  • Cade Klubnik, +2500

  • Quinn Ewers, +2500

  • J.J. McCarthy, +3000

  • Brock Vandagriff, +3000

  • Blake Corum, +3000

  • Carson Beck, +4000

  • Ty Simpson, +4000

  • Dillon Gabriel, +4000

  • Nick Singleton, +5000

  • Jeff Sims, +5000

  • Marvin Harrison Jr, +5000

  • Will Shipley, +6000

  • Jalen Milroe, +6000

  • Cameron Rising, +6000

  • Quinshon Judkins, +6000

  • KJ Jefferson, +6000

  • TreVeyon Henderson, +6000

  • Devin Brown, +8000

  • Arch Manning, +8000

  • Braelon Allen, +8000

  • Conner Weigman, +8000

  • Spencer Rattler, +8000

  • Devin Leary, +8000

  • Nico Iamaleava, +8000

  • DJ Uiagalelei, +8000

  • Jaxson Dart, +10000

  • Jaydon Blue, +10000

  • Hudson Card, +10000

  • Nick Evers, +10000

  • Jalon Daniels, +10000

  • Raheim Sanders, +10000

  • Jackson Arnold, +10000

  • Donovan Edwards, +10000

  • John Rhys Plumlee, +10000

  • Tyler Shough, +10000

  • Will Howard, +12000

  • Tayven Jackson, +12000

  • Tanner Mordecai, +12000

  • Dante Moore, +12000

  • Tyler Buchner, +12000

  • Tua Tagovailoa, +12000

  • Alan Bowman, +12000

  • Audric Estime, +12000

  • Brennan Armstrong, +15000

  • Dominic Lovett, +15000

  • Harold Perkins Jr, +15000

  • Jack Plummer, +15000

  • Kedon Slovis, +15000

  • Trey Sanders, +15000

  • Trey Benson, +15000

  • Phil Jurkovec, +15000

  • MarShawn Lloyd, +15000

  • Shedeur Sanders, +15000

  • Graham Mertz, +15000

  • Collin Schlee, +15000

  • Luke Altmyer, +15000

  • Brock Bowers, +15000

  • Dorian Singer, +20000

  • Riley Leonard, +20000

  • Kyron Drones, +20000

  • Armoni Goodwin, +20000

  • Drew Pyne, +20000

  • Cade McNamara, +20000

  • MJ Morris, +20000

  • Jovantae Barnes, +20000

  • Emory Jones, +20000

  • Devin Neal, +20000

  • Carson Steele, +20000

  • Hunter Dekkers, +25000

  • Aaron Anderson, +25000

  • Seth Henigan, +25000

  • Frank Harris, +25000

  • Grayson McCall, +25000

  • Traeshon Holden, +30000

  • Evan Stewart, +30000

  • JoJo Earle, +30000

  • Sean Tyler, +30000

  • Luther Burden, +30000

  • Justin Flowe, +30000

  • JT Daniels, +30000

  • Michael Pratt, +40000

  • Athan Kaliakmanis, +40000

  • Travis Hunter, +40000

  • Denver Harris, +50000

  • Jacolby Criswell, +50000

  • Mikey Keene, +50000

  • Donovan Smith, +50000

  • Ray Davis, +50000

  • Jaheim Bell, +50000

The top favorite here, and the only contender favored below the price range of +1000 odds, is Caleb Williams, quarterback for the USC Trojans. Williams previously won a well-deserved Heisman in 2022, having thrown approximately 4,075 yards for a record ten rushing touchdowns, and 37 passing touchdowns. 

Williams’ individual performance was amongst the most impressive in the recent history of the USC team. Even so, it’s difficult to make two back-to-back Heisman trophy wins. The Heisman Trophy has been awarded to exceptional players since 1935, and only one player in the award’s entire history was able to win two back-to-back Heismans.

That player was Archie Griffin, who started as a running back for Ohio State University from 1972 to 1975. If Caleb Williams manages to get awarded the Heisman for two consecutive years in a row, he’ll be the first player in five decades to achieve this feat. So, that knowledge might make you want to look at the other four players among the market’s top five:

  1. Drake Maye, quarterback for the North Carolina Tar Heels (+1000)

  2. Michael Penix Jr, quarterback for the Washington Huskies (+1200)

  3. Bo Nix, quarterback for the Oregon Ducks (+1200)

  4. Jordan Travis, quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles (+1200)

Drake passed for 4,321 yards and 45 total touchdowns in 2022, so his second-place spot in this futures market is well deserved. Michael passed for even more yards last year than Maye and Williams did, going a 4,354 yard distance for 29 passing TDs and ten rushing touchdowns.

The bottom two players in the top five are both tied with his odds pricing at +1200. Back in 2022, Bo Nix has contributed to the most rushing touchdowns out of any contender in this top five field, contributing 14 rushing touchdowns for the Oregon Ducks. Finally, we have the 2022 Cheez-It Bowl MVP, Jordan Travis.

His achievements were recognized by the aforementioned snack-food sponsored award, as well as the second team All ACC rankings. Travis didn’t put up as many numbers as the other four contenders in this Top 5 field, but maybe he’ll surprise us in the 2023-2024 regular season. There are several contenders presently in this market, but at the moment, FanDuel only has one contender for their win totals market.

College Football Win Total Predictions

Colorado’s NCAAF team is infamous for having a not-so-stellar record. The Buffaloes are +30000 underdogs in the 2023-2024 national championship markets, and though they played their first season in 1890, the team was unable to claim that national title for another 100 years, until 1990, where they won their first (and so, far, only) champ spot.

It’s not smart, sensible, or responsible betting wisdom to bank your hopes, house, and savings on a team that took a century to win their first championship, and hasn’t been able to win another in the subsequent 30+ years. But if you want to, FanDuel allows you to wager the over/under on however many regular season games that the Colorado Buffaloes miraculously won’t lose this season.

Ahead of the 2023-24 season, that over-under is set at a mere 4.5 games, and FanDuel’s oddsmakers are already leaning under, slightly favoring that they’ll win less than 4.5 games at -118 odds. The over is currently priced at -104 odds, but we’re not sure that we’d put too much stock into it.

But, if you’d like to put more stock, more stakes, and more bet credit into your bankroll, FanDuel offers its new and existing users plenty of promos that offer precisely that.

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