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.

School Nov 19 Oct 23 Sep 3 July 19 May 24 Jan 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 +2500 N/A +120000 +50000 +50000 +10000
North Carolina +3000 N/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
Arizona N/A N/A +22000 +10000 +10000 +3300
Florida State N/A +2300 +2200 +2000 +1200 +1600
Utah N/A +1715 +32500 +10000 +10000 +6600
USC N/A N/A +1700 +1600 +1800 +2000
Arizona State N/A N/A +8500 +6600 +6600 +3300
Boise State N/A N/A +10000 +15000 +20000 +3300
UCLA N/A N/A +4000 +4000 +2800 +3300
Arkansas N/A N/A +5000 +5000 +4000 +5000
Georgia Tech N/A N/A +10000 +10000 +10000 +5000
Mississippi State N/A N/A +11000 +7500 +6600 +2500
Texas N/A N/A +11000 +7500 +6600 +5000
Wisconsin N/A N/A +11000 +7500 +7500 +3300
Virginia Tech N/A N/A +18500 +10000 +10000 +10000
Miami FL N/A N/A +19000 +10000 +7500 +7500
Kansas State N/A N/A +19000 +15000 +20000 +5000
Nebraska N/A N/A +19000 +7500 +6600 +5000
Louisville N/A N/A +22000 +10000 +10000 +5000
Texas A&M N/A +5000 +5800 +4000 +4000 +3300
Penn State N/A N/A +22000 +10000 +10000 +7500
Missouri N/A N/A +22000 +10000 +15000 +5000
South Carolina N/A N/A +22000 +10000 +10000 +5000
West Virginia N/A N/A +32500 +30000 +25000 +7500
South Florida N/A N/A +50000 +50000 +50000 +20000
California N/A N/A +50000 +50000 +50000 +10000
UCF N/A N/A +50000 +50000 +50000 +20000
Oregon State N/A N/A +50000 +50000 +50000 +10000
Mississippi N/A +8000 +5200 +4000 +4000 +3300
NC State N/A N/A +55000 N/A N/A N/A
Washington N/A N/A +60000 +30000 +10000 +7500
BYU N/A N/A +60000 +20000 +20000 +10000
Texas Tech N/A N/A +70000 +20000 +20000 +20000
Cincinnati N/A N/A +90000 +50000 +50000 +10000
Minnesota N/A N/A +90000 +50000 N/A N/A
Colorado N/A N/A +100000 N/A N/A N/A
Duke N/A N/A +100000 +50000 +50000 +10000
Kentucky N/A N/A +100000 N/A N/A N/A
Virginia N/A N/A +100000 N/A N/A N/A
Pittsburgh N/A N/A +100000 +50000 +50000 +10000
Tennessee N/A N/A +7500 +6600 +5000 +6600
Washington State N/A N/A +120000 N/A N/A N/A
Northwestern N/A N/A +150000 +50000 +50000 +20000
Rutgers N/A N/A +170000 +50000 +50000 +10000
Maryland N/A N/A +170000 +50000 +50000 +10000
Memphis N/A N/A +170000 N/A N/A N/A
Boston College N/A N/A +170000 +50000 +50000 +20000
Indiana N/A N/A +170000 N/A N/A N/A
Marshall N/A N/A +170000 +50000 +50000 +10000
Oregon N/A N/A +2300 +2000 +2200 +1400
Auburn N/A N/A +1600 +900 +1200 +1400
Georgia N/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:

Team Sep 3 July 19 May 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 +450 N/A
Clemson +525 +525 N/A
LSU +550 +550 +550
Michigan State +550 +550 +500
UCLA +600 +600 N/A
Notre Dame +600 +600 N/A
Oklahoma +800 +800 N/A
Mississippi +975 +975 N/A
Arkansas +1000 +1000 N/A
Stanford +1050 +1150 N/A
Wisconsin +1100 +1400 N/A
Tennessee +1300 +1300 N/A
Georgia Tech +1700 +1700 N/A
Boise State +2000 +2100 N/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 Solar has been the Content Manager at Sports Insights for over four years. He specializes in sports betting analytics and has created several popular data-driven betting systems. He can be reached directly at david@sportsinsights.com or on twitter at @TheDavidSolar.

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