Updated College Football Title Odds: Top Contenders Coming From SEC, Big Ten

Updated College Football Title Odds: Top Contenders Coming From SEC, Big Ten

After eight weeks of college football, the top four teams in the country–according to oddsmakers–come from just two conferences. Take a wild guess which two.  Of course, we’ve never seen multiple teams from the same conference in the College Football Playoff, but with so much uncertainty in the other Power Five conferences, it’s not crazy to think that this could be the year we see it for the first time.

Penn State will travel to Ohio State this weekend which will likely kill the playoff chances for one of those teams, but the door will still be open for Wisconsin to join the playoff party should they ultimately win the Big Ten Championship Game. On the SEC side, Alabama and Georgia won’t meet in the regular season, but they do both have to travel to Auburn before season’s end which could shake things up.

One way or another, the selection committee will have their hands full as this season is sets itself up for another potentially wild finish. Here’s where the title odds stand as of now.

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Sep 25
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Sep 18
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Sep 7
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June 24
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Jan 9
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Alabama CRIMSON TIDE-120+100+125+140+150+175+200+225+245+265+310+300
Ohio St BUCKEYES+600+700+1000+1200+1000+1000+1600+650+800+825+875+800
Penn St NITTANY LIONS+700+1000+1200+1200+1200+1200+1400+2400+2200+1800+2000+2500
Georgia BULLDOGS+1000+1000+1000+1200+1400+2000+2800+4150+3500+5000+5000+3000
Clemson TIGERS+1100+1000+300+350+500+800+1200+2000+3600+3500+3500+2000
Oklahoma St COWBOYS+1600+1400+1400+1400+2000+1400+2000+3300+4250+4800+5300+2000
Wisconsin BADGERS+1600+2000+2500+3300+3300+3300+3300+4150+4000+4000+5500+4000
TCU HORNED FROGS+1600+2500+3300+3300+3300+6600+5000+8500+11500+11500+11500+6000
Oklahoma SOONERS+2500+1600+2500+700+700+700+800+1800+1800+1300+1300+800
Miami FL HURRICANES+2500+3300+3300+5000+5000+5000+5000+6000+8000+8500+8500+3000
Washington HUSKIES+3300+3300+1400+2000+2000+2800+3300+3700+2350+2800+2800+3000
Notre Dame FIGHTING IRISH+3300+5000+5000+5000+5000+6600+8000+5250+8700+8000+8000+6000
USC TROJANS+5000+1200+1600+1600+800+700+700+800+775+825+825+800
Auburn TIGERS+5000+5000+2000+2500+3300+3300+4000+2800+2000+2300+3200+2500
NC State WOLFPACK+5000+5000+5000+10000+8000N/AN/AN/A+22500+20000+20000+10000
South Florida BULLS+5000+5000+6600+6600+6600+8000+10000+25000+12500+30000+50000+30000
Virginia Tech HOKIES+10000+10000+10000+15000+8000+10000+5000+8000+9000+8500+8500+4000
Michigan St SPARTANS+10000+8000+10000+10000+20000+12500+10000+18500+60000+50000+50000+10000
Stanford CARDINAL+12500+6600+8000+10000+10000+12500+6600+7500+11000+10000+10000+6000
Central Florida KNIGHTS+12500N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+175000+999999+500000+500000+100000
Michigan WOLVERINES+25000+3300+5000+1600+2000+1400+1200+2000+2700+2500+2500+1200
LSU TIGERS+25000+5000+8000+12500+5000+5000+1600+2400+2000+2200+2200+1200
Washington St COUGARS+25000+25000+5000+2500+6600+8000+8000+11000+16000+12500+12500+6000
Iowa St CYCLONES+25000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+250000+150000+150000+50000
Memphis TIGERS+25000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+85000+250000+200000+200000+100000
Texas LONGHORNSN/AN/A+10000+8000+10000+15000+10000+10500+5000+4500+4500+2000
San Diego St AZTECSN/AN/A+12500N/AN/AN/AN/A+250000+180000+150000+200000+100000
Florida GATORSN/AN/A+12500+5000+6600+5000+8000+7000+4500+4500+5000+4000
UCLA BRUINSN/AN/A+12500+12500+20000+10000+6600+8500+10300+12500+12500+6000
Tennessee VOLUNTEERSN/AN/A+12500+12500+12500+12500+8000+8500+10300+10000+10000+4000
Utah UTESN/AN/A+25000+12500+12500+15000+15000+27500+35000+30000+30000+10000
Navy MIDSHIPMENN/AN/A+50000N/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+250000+200000+200000+100000
Oregon DUCKSN/AN/AN/A+4000+5000+3300+5000+8500+11500+12500+12500+6000
Texas A&M AGGIESN/AN/AN/A+5000+5000+5000+5000+17500+22500+20000+20000+10000
Louisville CARDINALSN/AN/AN/A+5000+6600+6600+3300+5500+5300+5000+5000+1000
Florida St SEMINOLESN/AN/AN/A+10000+12500+3300+3300+3500+975+850+850+800
Kansas St WILDCATSN/AN/AN/A+12500+15000+15000+6600+9000+12000+7000+7000+3000
West Virginia MOUNTAINEERSN/AN/AN/A+12500+12500+15000+15000+17500+50000+15000+15000+5000
Minnesota GOLDEN GOPHERSN/AN/AN/A+20000+8000+8000+12500+25000+60000+50000+50000+10000
Nebraska CORNHUSKERSN/AN/AN/A+25000+25000+50000+25000+22500+22500+20000+20000+10000
Pittsburgh PANTHERSN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+35000+25000+35000+65000+35000+35000+30000
Colorado BUFFALOESN/AN/AN/AN/A+25000+12500+10000+20000+35000+25000+25000+6000
Iowa HAWKEYESN/AN/AN/AN/A+12500+10000+10000+30000+40000+30000+30000+20000
Boise St BRONCOSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+50000+90000+60000+60000+10000
Ole Miss REBELSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+12500+999999N/AN/A+8000
Arkansas RAZORBACKSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+25000+50000+40000+40000+20000
North Carolina TAR HEELSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+65000+50000+50000+10000
South Carolina GAMECOCKSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+95000+60000+60000+30000
Northwestern WILDCATSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+32500+40000+35000+35000+10000
Mississippi St BULLDOGSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+32500+60000+50000+50000+20000
Georgia Tech YELLOW JACKETSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+40000+70000+60000+60000+10000
California GOLDEN BEARSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+45000+750000+300000+300000+50000
Houston COUGARSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+45000+250000+150000+150000+50000
Missouri TIGERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+45000+120000+100000+100000+100000
Arizona WILDCATSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+45000+400000+300000+300000+50000
Maryland TERRAPINSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+400000+300000+300000+30000
Vanderbilt COMMODORESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+150000+150000+150000+50000
BYU COUGARSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+22500+20000+35000+30000
Syracuse ORANGEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+250000+200000+200000+30000
Arizona St SUN DEVILSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+60000+50000+50000+20000
Wake Forest DEMON DEACONSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+250000+200000+200000+30000
Texas Tech RED RAIDERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+55000+150000+100000+100000+30000
Duke BLUE DEVILSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+60000+150000+75000+75000+50000
Boston College EAGLESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+60000+300000+150000+150000+50000
Kentucky WILDCATSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+60000+150000+100000+100000+30000
Oregon St BEAVERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+60000+250000+150000+150000+50000
Virginia CAVALIERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+60000+750000+600000+600000+50000
Baylor BEARSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+65000+60000+35000+35000+30000
Cincinnati BEARCATSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+999999+750000+750000+100000
Purdue BOILERMAKERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+800000+600000+600000+100000
Southern Miss GOLDEN EAGLESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+120000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Wyoming COWBOYSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+125000+999999+999999+999999+100000
Troy TROJANSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+125000+999999+999999+999999N/A
UNLV REBELSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+125000+999999+999999+999999+100000
Rutgers SCARLET KNIGHTSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+125000+999999+999999+999999+100000
UTEP MINERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+150000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Kansas JAYHAWKSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+150000+999999+999999+999999+100000
Illinois FIGHTING ILLININ/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+175000+800000+600000+600000+100000
Western Kentucky HILLTOPPERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+175000+500000+300000+300000+100000
Tulsa GOLDEN HURRICANEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+175000+800000+500000+500000+100000
San Jose State SPARTANSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+175000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Western Michigan BRONCOSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+175000+750000+500000+500000N/A
Ohio BOBCATSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+185000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Marshall THUNDERING HERDN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+200000+999999+750000+750000N/A
Utah State AGGIESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+200000+999999+999999+999999+100000
Rice OWLSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+200000+999999+999999+999999N/A
TOLEDON/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+200000+800000N/AN/AN/A
SMU MUSTANGSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+225000+999999+999999+999999+50000
Army BLACK KNIGHTSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+225000+999999+750000+750000+100000
Indiana HOOSIERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+250000+150000+100000+100000+30000
Louisiana Tech BULLDOGSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+250000+750000+500000+500000+100000
South Alabama JAGUARSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+300000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Eastern Michigan EAGLESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+300000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Tulane GREEN WAVEN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+300000+999999+999999+999999+100000
UL Lafayette RAGIN' CAJUNSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+335000+999999+999999+999999N/A
Idaho VANDALSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
East Carolina PIRATESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999+100000
'FIELD'N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000
Air Force FALCONSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999+100000
Appalachian St MOUNTAINEERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+750000+750000N/A
Nevada WOLF PACKN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999+100000
New Mexico LOBOSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999+100000
Texas State BOBCATSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
New Mexico St AGGIESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Arkansas St RED WOLVESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+750000+750000N/A
Middle Tennessee St BLUE RAIDERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Florida Atlantic OWLSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
UAB BLAZERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
North Texas MEAN GREENN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Hawaii RAINBOWSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Akron ZIPSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
UL Monroe WARHAWKSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
UMASS MINUTEMENN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Miami Ohio REDHAWKSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+750000+750000N/A
Northern Illinois HUSKIESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Buffalo BULLSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Kent State GOLDEN FLASHESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Temple OWLSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+750000+500000+500000+100000
UTSA ROADRUNNERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Central Michigan CHIPPEWASN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Florida International GOLDEN PANTHERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Charlotte 49ERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Fresno State BULLDOGSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Old Dominion MONARCHSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Bowling Green FALCONSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Georgia Southern EAGLESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Georgia State PANTHERSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
Colorado St RAMSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+300000+250000+250000+100000
Ball St CARDINALSN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A
UCONN HUSKIESN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+999999+999999+999999N/A

OSU is a 6.5-point favorite over the Lions this weekend, which explains their slightly better title chances.

TCU, despite being ranked 4th in the latest AP Poll, has the eighth best title chances based on their odds. They still have to play at Oklahoma, which likely explains their +1600 odds (5.88% implied probability).

Michigan essentially saw their season come to an end this past weekend. The Wolverines’ 42-13 loss at Penn State dropped their title chances from +3300 to +25000.

If there’s any value this week, it’s well disguised. I’d argue the only potentially valuable teams could be Wisconsin (+1600), who has a relatively clear path to the Big Ten Championship Game, and Washington (+3300). The Huskies are coming off a loss, so +3300 is the best price you’ll be able to get them as long as they still have a decent shot to make the playoff.

Danny Donahue

If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I am gonna be a very rich dude. @dannyjdonahue on Twitter

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