The current College Football national championship odds for the Michigan Wolverines are . Michigan is coming off a second straight Big Ten title and has quickly become the class of the conference with two straight wins over heated rival Ohio State. The Wolverines brought back a ton of talent from last year’s team and with some key transfers added in positions of need, Michigan is as well positioned for championship contention as anyone in the country.
Michigan Wolverines National Championship Odds & Futures 2023-2024
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The Wolverines are poised for another excellent season in the Big Ten. Jim Harbaugh has turned this program back into a true contender on the national scale, and his coaching staff remains as strong as ever. Michigan also has among the most returning production in the country.
The offense is led by running back Blake Corum, who is coming off a Heisman-caliber season and might well have won the award if not for a torn ACL late in the season. He ran for 1,463 yards and 18 touchdowns before the season-ending injury, and his decision to return and delay his NFL career for another year is a boon for the Wolverines.
We know Michigan will boast an elite defense once again as they bring back seven starters from a defense that ranked 7th in points allowed last season. Defensive linemen Kris Jenkins and Mason Graham will provide the push up front while cornerback Will Johnson enters his sophomore season with tremendous expectations.
A successful season for Michigan always starts with a win over Ohio State, but success also hinges on winning the Big Ten title. In the last season with divisions in the conference, the Wolverines will need to beat out the Buckeyes and the Penn State Nittany Lions to get to the championship game.
Michigan Wolverines National Championship Odds Analysis
We know Michigan can win the Big Ten and make the playoff. They’ve done it in two straight seasons. But can they take the next leap and win their first national championship since 1997?
A national championship ceiling can likely only be realized through increased explosiveness in the passing game. That’s where J.J. McCarthy, a junior quarterback with early NFL Draft buzz, can push this team to a higher level. McCarthy was excellent on play-action passes last year, and his improved mechanics and increased confidence should boost his success on traditional drop back passes.
Could Michigan have beaten Georgia last season? It’s debatable after they got overpowered in the Semi Final in 2021 against the Bulldogs. While the Wolverines have some of the best trench play in the country on either side of the ball, they can’t quite match Georgia’s five-star, NFL-bound talent.
Still, Georgia is transitioning this season with a new quarterback and offensive coordinator, and they lost another crop of starters to the draft. Could that open the door for a different team to unseat the Bulldogs as the class of college football?
A national championship requires wins over the very best teams in the country, and Michigan has fallen short in the Semi Final in two straight seasons. As we enter the 2023 season, the Wolverines will look to prove that those losses have only made them stronger as this could be their best chance at a title in several years.
Michigan Wolverines Strengths & Weaknesses
- Dominant run game with Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards
- Elite offensive and defensive lines
- One of the best coaching staffs in the country led by Jim Harbaugh
- Can J.J. McCarthy increase his efficiency on traditional drop backs and learn from his CFP mistakes against TCU?
- Who is the second cornerback across from Will Johnson with D.J. Turner moving onto the NFL?
- Can Cornelius Johnson and Roman Wilson replace Ronnie Bell’s production at wide receiver?