DraftKings Sportsbook released College Football odds for the upcoming season. Not much has changed in college football as Alabama and Clemson are the elite powerhouses, and then colleges like Ohio State and Georgia follow. However, Clemson and Alabama both will be bringing in new quarterbacks this year as Trevor Lawrence and Mac Jones departed for the draft. Both will also lose elite offensive plays, but of course, these two programs seemingly have a cloning lab.
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Alabama comes in at +250 to win the championship for this season. While losing most of their offense to the NFL Draft, they will reload with top recruiting classes year in and year out. Clemson will do the same at +300, and we saw a bit of Trevor Lawrence’s replacement last season. D.J. Uiagalelei is already a Heisman favorite and showed off his skills against Notre Dame in 2020.
Ohio State will see Justin Fields go to the draft alongside Trey Sermon and quite a few defensive players. We know these teams just reload every year, but the question really is can anyone take advantage of a turnover year? Georgia is +700, Oklahoma is +800, and LSU is +2500. DraftKings is looking at Georgia and Oklahoma as the true teams who could pull an upset.
Some other notable names are Texas A&M +2500, Texas +3300, USC +3300, and Florida +4000.
Starting with the Big 10, Ohio State has been running the show for some time now. They are -110 to win it, with their rivals, Michigan at +700. Penn State, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Northwestern have brought some solid teams to the table of late, but most are over +1000. Ohio State is likely to regroup as they usually do and dominate with strong recruiting classes. Clemson is -835 to win the ACC, as oddsmakers will give no chance to other teams. North Carolina is +700 and Miami is +1000, which are true long shots.
The SEC is coming down to Alabama at +100 and Georgia at +250. However, Texas A&M is intriguing at +700 if they can build on last season’s momentum. But they are another school going through a quarterback change. Oklahoma is -125 to win the Big 12 and many expect them to have a rebound year behind Heisman favorite, Spencer Rattler. Iowa State and Texas are close in odds and could pull off a conference win.
The Pac 12 truly is wide open but Oregon comes in at +225 and the favorites. USC is +350, Washington +450, and Arizona State is +500. The Pac 12 will be interesting as they should have a normal schedule this year. They were one of the few conferences that started late and struggled to get through a full year.
Quarterbacks are very top-heavy when it comes to the odds, as we have a new crop of players coming in. Bryce Young will be next up at Alabama, and is sitting at +800. Spencer Rattler at Oklahoma is +550, and DJ Uiagalelei is +600 for Clemson. It should be a pretty tight race between these three, but Sam Howell is +1700 and JT Daniels is +2000. Daniels transferred over from USC to Georgia and certainly could lead this Bulldogs team deep into the college football playoff.