NCAA Football 2023 Futures: Early Pick For The National Championship

What: 2023 NCAA Football National Championship Game

When: Monday, January 9, 2023

Where: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California

The start of the 2022-23 NCAA football season is still some months away. The first games aren’t scheduled to take place until August 27 of this year. But that doesn’t mean there is no interest in how the season will end and who will walk away with the 2023 national championship.

Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Cincinnati took part in the 2022 College Football Playoff. In the semifinal round, Alabama defeated Cincinnati by a score of 27-6 and Michigan topped Georgia 34-11. When Alabama faced Georgia in the National Championship game, it was Georgia who triumphed. The Bulldogs handed Alabama a 33-18 setback.

Before we look at how the oddsmakers think the 2022 National Championship Playoff teams will fare in 2023, check out our guide on NCAA Football National Championship betting. Also, don’t forget to take a look at the best NCAA Football betting sites for the upcoming season.

NCAAF Championship Futures 2023

To Win 2023 NCAAF ChampionshipBetOnlineBovadaSportsBetting.agGTBets
Alabama+225+225+225+200
Georgia+375+275+375+250
Ohio State+500+550+500+550
Texas A&M+1400+2200+1400+2800
USC+1400+2000+1400+2000
Clemson+1600+1200+1600+1200
Wisconsin+2500+3500+2500+3500
Michigan+4000+3300+4000+3300
Notre Dame+4000+3500+4000+3500
Oklahoma+4000+4000+4000+4000
Ole Miss+5000+6000+5000+6000
Oregon+5000+4000+5000+4000
Utah+5000+4000+5000+4000
Florida+5500+6000+5500+6000
Miami (FL)+6600+6000+6600+6000
Oklahoma State+6600+10000+6600+10000
Texas+6600+7700+6600+7000
Tennessee+7500+10000+7500+10000
Penn State+8000+6000+8000+6000
Kentucky+10000+10000+10000+10000
LSU+10000+15000+10000+15000
Arkansas+15000+8500+15000+8500
Auburn+15000+15000+15000+15000
Baylor+15000+5000+15000+5000
Michigan State+15000+15000+15000+15000
North Carolina+15000+15000+15000+15000
South Carolina+15000+15000+15000+15000

Alabama

The Alabama Crimson Tide loses a great deal of talent at the end of every season. However, coach Nick Saban, who has been leading the team since 2007, also has a stockpile of talent ready to replace the departing players. Instead of looking at the players who won’t be on the team in 2022, focus on two key players who will remain with the squad — Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Bryce Young and standout linebacker Will Anderson, who lead college football in sacks and tackles for a loss of yards.

Alabama also added two important transfers in running back Jahmyr Gibbs from Georgia Tech and cornerback Eli Ricks from LSU.

AlabamaTO WIN 2023 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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Georgia

With the 2022 National Championship secure in their trophy case, will the Georgia Bulldogs be able to successfully defend that title? The team has a favorable schedule in 2022-23 and could go undefeated in the conference – which it did last season and overall — which it did not do last season — losing 41-24 to Alabama on December 4. Georgia’s elite defense will look different in the upcoming season, but the expectation is that the team will still be strong on that side of the ball.

Georgia TO WIN 2023 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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Michigan

Of the top teams in 2021-22 the Michigan Wolverines, who won the Big Ten Championship,  seem to have the most questions surrounding them heading into the 2022-23 campaign. The offensive line, which won the Joe Moore Award — which is given to the Most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit — lost three of its five starters. The team’s top running back. Hassan Haskins has declared for the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Wolverines got some good news recently with head coach Jim Harbaugh inking a five-year deal after a brief period where it looked as if he would leave for an NFL job.

Michigan TO WIN 2023 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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+4000
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Cincinnati

When the list of players who were invited to the NFL Combine was published, it contained eight players from the 2021-22 Cincinnati Bearcats. The loss of that type, and quantity, of talent is going to be hard for head coach Luke Fickell to replace and that’s the main reason Cincinnati is very low in the early rankings for the top NCAAF teams in 2022.

Cincinnati TO WIN 2023 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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Ohio State

The Ohio State Buckeyes did not make the College Football Playoffs in 2021-22, but they are the team to watch in 2022-23. The Buckeyes will keep most of their best players in 2022-23, including potential Heisman Trophy challenger C.J. Stroud at quarterback. Outstanding receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who had 347 receiving yards in the Rose Bowl, will also be back. Ohio State also has an outstanding recruiting class heading to the field in 2022.

Ohio State TO WIN 2023 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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Our pick

This season is likely to come down to Ohio State and Alabama, and I think it’s Ohio State who will walk away with the 2023 NCAAF National Championship.

Ohio State TO WIN 2023 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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Trent Reinsmith

Trent covers UFC and MMA for MTS. He currently covers MMA for MMA Junkie and Forbes. He has also written for Vice, Bloody Elbow, Fight! Magazine, UFC 360, and Narratively among others. He has been involved with MMA since he and some friends threw some money together to purchase the pay-per-view of UFC 1, and the rest is history.