Week 11 of the 2022 NCAA college football season is here and it’s hard to fathom just how quickly the last two months have flown by. There’s only a handful of games left before we hit the postseason, which means teams are doing everything they can to qualify for the College Football Playoff (CFP). Fortunately, BetOnline has released its 2022 CFP National Championship odds, which help shed light on where things are heading.
At -120, the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs are currently the sportsbook’s favorite to take home the championship when all is said and done.
The Bulldogs have been fantastic this year, fighting to a perfect 9-0 record. They’ve defeated schools like Auburn, Missouri and Arkansas — among others — in hopes that it’ll lead to a 2022 CFP National Championship run. Not only that, but Georgia hasn’t really come close to losing any of these games. Aside from narrowly beating Clemson 10-3 in Week 1, the Bulldogs have won each of their other games by anywhere between 24 and 62 points.
Georgia is also averaging 38.4 points per game, which ranks 13th-best among the rest of the schools. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are a defensive powerhouse, surrendering an NCAAF-best 6.6 points against per game. When a team is that good on both sides of the ball, it’s no wonder the opposition hasn’t figured out a way to beat them.
Overall, it just doesn’t seem like there’s a team out there that can stop the Bulldogs’ momentum. Their final three games of the season are against Tennessee, Charleston Southern and Georgia Tech, so there’s a real possibility that the undefeated season continues. If that’s the case, it’s going to be hard to deny Georgia of the 2022 CFP National Championship.
2022 CFP National Championship Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Friday, November 12
- Georgia (-120)
- Alabama (+350)
- Ohio State (+450)
- Oklahoma (+900)
- Oregon (+2000)
- Cincinnati (+3300)
- Michigan (+4000)
- Michigan State (+10000)
- Notre Dame (+10000)
- Oklahoma State (+10000)
- Texas A&M (+10000)
- Pittsburgh (+15000)
- Wake Forest (+15000)
Alabama National Championship Odds
There was a lot of pressure on the Alabama Crimson Tide ahead of the current college football season. They’ve handled it well for the most part, proven by their 8-1 record and the fact that they’re also the current No. 2-ranked team in the country. To add to that, BetOnline is currently listing their 2022 CFP National Championship odds at +450 — second-best.
One of the things that are holding Alabama back from being the favorite is the one loss on the school’s record. That defeat came back on Oct. 9 when the Texas A&M Aggies pulled off the 41-38 upset over the Crimson Tide. Alabama has responded with three straight wins since then, however, people now know that they’re not the unbeatable force that they once were. Plus, in total, three of the Crimson Tide’s games were decided by a single-digit total.
If Alabama can keep up its winning ways and forget about the Texas A&M loss, their national championship odds could improve.
Ohio State 2022 CFP National Championship Odds
Rounding out the Top 3 of BetOnline’s 2022 CFP National Championship odds list is the Ohio State Buckeyes at +450. Also with an 8-1 record, Ohio State is currently ranked No. 4 in college football during what’s been a successful year.
The Buckeyes’ sole loss came against the Oregon Ducks in Week 2, so it wasn’t like it was a major upset like Alabama/Texas A&M. Since then, Ohio State has rattled off seven victories in a row, scoring at least 52 points four times during that stretch. That’s why it should come as no surprise that their 44.9 PPG on the year ranks first in the league. It certainly helps by having a Heisman Trophy candidate like C.J. Stroud under center, who has +450 odds to win the coveted award.
Nevertheless, Ohio State has a difficult schedule to close out the season, with games remaining against No. 19 Purdue, No. 7 Michigan State and No. 6 Michigan. If the Buckeyes can figure out how to beat each of those teams, there’s a good chance that they could shock some people and go on a national championship run.