2015-2016 College Football National Championship Odds

2015-2016 College Football National Championship Odds

Within hours of Ohio State winning last year’s National Championship in the first ever College Football Playoff, oddsmakers were already looking ahead to the 2015-16 season. The first shoe to drop was a prop bet involving the question on everybody’s mind — who will be the Buckeyes starting quarterback next season?

Although Cardale Jones had started only three games in his career, he was the early favorite over both two-time Big Ten Player of the Year Braxton Miller (2012 and 2013) and J.T. Barrett, who set the single-season OSU record for total offense and touchdowns. Since the end of last season, Miller has declared he’ll move to WR and the prop bet re-emerged with much different odds, but Jones still the slight favorite to start Week 1:

With so many options at quarterback and an estimated 16 returning starters, Ohio State also opened as the early favorite to repeat at National Champions next season at +600 odds. This came as little surprise considering that the Buckeyes are loaded with All-American talent across the board and one of the best coaches in the country. Other top contenders include TCU, who will return one of the top Heisman candidates in quarterback Trevone Boykin, as well as perennial powerhouse Alabama. ESPN Chalk contributor David Purdum reports that Ohio State is the most popular bet to win the 2015-16 National Title but rivals Michigan are also up there.

The table below displays the current College Football futures at 5Dimes and will be updated throughout the season.

SchoolNov 19Oct 23Sep 3July 19May 24Jan 13
Alabama+240+600+1000+750+700+1000
Ohio State+325+278+250+300+350+600
Clemson+400+1450+3100+2200+2200+3300
Notre Dame+650+2025+3100+1800+2000+2000
Oklahoma+1000+10000+4200+2800+2500+2500
Oklahoma State+1400+3300+10000+6600+6600+5000
Iowa+2500N/A+120000+50000+50000+10000
North Carolina+3000N/A+55000+30000+30000+10000
Florida+3300+7000+11000+6600+6600+3300
Michigan State+5000+1415+2800+2500+2500+1600
TCU+5000+1900+1100+1000+1000+750
Baylor+6600+750+2300+2000+2000+1600
Michigan+6600+5000+9000+4000+4000+7500
Stanford+25000+1510+5200+4000+3300+3300
LSU+30000+805+2300+2500+2800+1600
ArizonaN/AN/A+22000+10000+10000+3300
Florida StateN/A+2300+2200+2000+1200+1600
UtahN/A+1715+32500+10000+10000+6600
USCN/AN/A+1700+1600+1800+2000
Arizona StateN/AN/A+8500+6600+6600+3300
Boise StateN/AN/A+10000+15000+20000+3300
UCLAN/AN/A+4000+4000+2800+3300
ArkansasN/AN/A+5000+5000+4000+5000
Georgia TechN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000+5000
Mississippi StateN/AN/A+11000+7500+6600+2500
TexasN/AN/A+11000+7500+6600+5000
WisconsinN/AN/A+11000+7500+7500+3300
Virginia TechN/AN/A+18500+10000+10000+10000
Miami FLN/AN/A+19000+10000+7500+7500
Kansas StateN/AN/A+19000+15000+20000+5000
NebraskaN/AN/A+19000+7500+6600+5000
LouisvilleN/AN/A+22000+10000+10000+5000
Texas A&MN/A+5000+5800+4000+4000+3300
Penn StateN/AN/A+22000+10000+10000+7500
MissouriN/AN/A+22000+10000+15000+5000
South CarolinaN/AN/A+22000+10000+10000+5000
West VirginiaN/AN/A+32500+30000+25000+7500
South FloridaN/AN/A+50000+50000+50000+20000
CaliforniaN/AN/A+50000+50000+50000+10000
UCFN/AN/A+50000+50000+50000+20000
Oregon StateN/AN/A+50000+50000+50000+10000
MississippiN/A+8000+5200+4000+4000+3300
NC StateN/AN/A+55000N/AN/AN/A
WashingtonN/AN/A+60000+30000+10000+7500
BYUN/AN/A+60000+20000+20000+10000
Texas TechN/AN/A+70000+20000+20000+20000
CincinnatiN/AN/A+90000+50000+50000+10000
MinnesotaN/AN/A+90000+50000N/AN/A
ColoradoN/AN/A+100000N/AN/AN/A
DukeN/AN/A+100000+50000+50000+10000
KentuckyN/AN/A+100000N/AN/AN/A
VirginiaN/AN/A+100000N/AN/AN/A
PittsburghN/AN/A+100000+50000+50000+10000
TennesseeN/AN/A+7500+6600+5000+6600
Washington StateN/AN/A+120000N/AN/AN/A
NorthwesternN/AN/A+150000+50000+50000+20000
RutgersN/AN/A+170000+50000+50000+10000
MarylandN/AN/A+170000+50000+50000+10000
MemphisN/AN/A+170000N/AN/AN/A
Boston CollegeN/AN/A+170000+50000+50000+20000
IndianaN/AN/A+170000N/AN/AN/A
MarshallN/AN/A+170000+50000+50000+10000
OregonN/AN/A+2300+2000+2200+1400
AuburnN/AN/A+1600+900+1200+1400
GeorgiaN/A+10000+2900+2500+2500+3300

Another option for bettors is taking teams to make the 4-team playoff. Below shows the early odds for top teams to make the final four via 5Dimes:

TeamSep 3July 19May 24
Ohio State-350-230-165
Alabama+190+190+160
TCU+190+190+155
Florida State+260+315+325
Baylor+300+425+400
USC+310+340+350
Auburn+350+350+275
Oregon+400+400+260
Georgia+400+450N/A
Clemson+525+525N/A
LSU+550+550+550
Michigan State+550+550+500
UCLA+600+600N/A
Notre Dame+600+600N/A
Oklahoma+800+800N/A
Mississippi+975+975N/A
Arkansas+1000+1000N/A
Stanford+1050+1150N/A
Wisconsin+1100+1400N/A
Tennessee+1300+1300N/A
Georgia Tech+1700+1700N/A
Boise State+2000+2100N/A

Finally, BetOnline has added a prop bet regarding the winning conference of the National Champion:

Who do you think will win the National Championship? Will Ohio State be able to repeat? Is there a sleeper that oddsmakers are overlooking? Make sure to leave your thoughts and questions in the comment section below.


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David Solar

David was the Content Manager at Sports Insights. He has since moved on to greener pastures.

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