Updated 2020 College Football Playoff Championship Odds: Who Will Get the Glory?

  • BetOnline has updated 2020 CFP National Championship odds with the college football season just over a month away
  • Alabama (+225) and Clemson (+225) are co-favorites to win the College Football Playoff
  • Big programs like LSU (+2500), Auburn (+3300) and Florida (+3300) hope to return to their winning ways

After combining to win the past four national championships, Alabama and Clemson are once again heavy co-favorites to capture college football’s biggest prize.

Since the two schools don’t leave a lot of room for others to be successful, I thought it would be fun to look at three former powerhouse programs that are looking to regain past glory: LSU, Auburn, and Florida.

2020 NCAA Football Championship

Team Odds
Alabama +225
Clemson +225
Georgia +700
Ohio State +800
Oklahoma +1000
Michigan +1400
LSU +2200
Texas +2200
Washington +2500
Auburn +3300
Florida +3300
Notre Dame +3300
Oregon +3300
Nebraska +4000
Texas A&M +5000
Miami FL +6600
Penn State +6600

LSU Tigers (+2200)

After national championships in 2003 and 2007, and another title game appearance in 2011, LSU has become an afterthought in recent years.

Last season represented a step in the right direction as the Tigers won double-digit games for the first time since 2013, however, they still suffered an ugly 29-0 loss to SEC West rival Alabama. In fact, LSU hasn’t stayed within single digits of the Crimson Time since 2014.

Still, with eight starters back on defense, including a kid that Tigers coach Ed Orgeron believes is the best defensive player in the country in safety Grant Delpit, Baton Rouge is once again brimming with hope.

If senior Joe Burrow can prove to be a savior at quarterback, the program has a chance to rise again.

Auburn Tigers (+3300)

In 2010, Cam Newton threw for 30 touchdowns and ran for another 20 in an unstoppable, undefeated (14-0) Heisman Trophy-winning season that ended with Auburn’s second-ever national championship. Almost a decade later and the program has just two seasons with double-digit wins since.

A steep underdog at 33/1, the Tigers season will come down to the performance of one of the best defensive lines in the country and five-star true freshman Bo Nix, who is competing for the starting QB position after leading his high school team to back-to-back state championships.

The dual-threat star signals that better times are ahead for Auburn, but it’s hard to imagine the school unseating Tuscaloosa as the football capital of Alabama anytime soon.

Florida Gators (+3300)

Florida alumni who attended the campus in the mid-to-late 2000s must have the best reunions. The Gators won two college basketball national titles in 2006 and 2007 under Billy Donovan, and two more college football national championships in 2006 and 2008 with Urban Meyer.

While the 2010s has been a decade to forget, the football program finally got back on the right track last year, winning their last four games to finish 10-3.

Many are predicting a breakout year for junior quarterback Feleipe Franks after his passing yards and touchdowns spiked under the tutelage of first-year head coach and quarterback whisperer Dan Mullen last season.

A surprise draft pick by the Boston Red Sox last month, Franks will have to be every bit as good as Tim Tebow was in his 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning year for Florida to return to prominence.

Steve Dominey

Steve has almost 15 years of experience in marketing, PR and sports television. After acquiring a Journalism degree from Carleton University, he assembled highlight packs for Canada's most-watched sports network (TSN) before transitioning to a career in communications. He describes himself as a good father, great dog owner, and mediocre gambler and husband.