- BetOnline‘s updated 2022 NCAAF Championship odds drop Clemson (+800) out of the top four after a 10-3 loss to Georgia (+400)
- Alabama (+225) proved as dominant as ever with 44-13 over the Miami Hurricanes in Week 1.
- Bovada lists Bryce Young (+600) and Spencer Rattler (+600) as co-favorites for the Heisman Trophy
When analyzing who might make college football’s four-team playoff before the season, we strongly recommended taking Clemson to miss the dance at +450. And after Georgia sacked Tigers quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei seven times in a 10-3 win on Saturday, Dabo Swinney’s boys will have to be on their best behavior the rest of the year to be awarded a spot in the CFP Semifinal.
Let’s recap the noteworthy Week 1 action and look at the updated National Championship betting and Heisman Trophy futures. Here’s where you can also get more of our winning tips for betting on college football games.
2022 NCAAF Championship Odds
Tide on Top
Nick Saban is well on his way to an eighth national title as head coach after No. 1 Alabama (+225) stomped No. 14 Miami in an easy 44-13 win. Oddsmakers believe Georgia (+400) is the Tide’s primary competition after the Bulldogs defense dominated the Tigers in a neutral site game in Charlotte on Saturday. The loss dropped Clemson’s national championship odds from +450 before the season to +800 today.
Ohio State (+550) and Oklahoma (+750) were far from perfect in their season debuts, but their high-powered offenses were as advertised. Redshirt freshman C.J. Stroud threw four second-half touchdowns in a 45-31 Buckeyes victory over Minnesota, connecting with the dynamic duo of Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson for a combined 197 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
BRYCE YOUNG 94-YARD TD TO JAMESON WILLIAMS 🤯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 4, 2021
Meanwhile, the Sooners barely got by Tulane 40-35. If Oklahoma’s defense remains a problem all year, Texas A&M (+1800) could sneak into the CFP playoff.
2021-22 Heisman Trophy Winner
|Bryce Young (Alabama)||+600|
|Spencer Rattler (Oklahoma)||+600|
|D.J. Uiagalelei (Clemson)||+1000|
|CJ Stroud (Ohio State)||+1200|
|JT Daniels (Georgia)||+1200|
|Matt Corral (Ole Miss)||+1800|
|Sam Howell (North Carolina)||+2000|
|D'Eriq King (Miami Florida)||+2500|
|Kedon Slovis (USC)||+2800|
Bryce moves up the board
Picking up right where Mac Jones left off, Alabama’s Bryce Young (+600) looked dynamic in his college football debut, throwing for 344 yards and four touchdowns against the Hurricanes. Considering Spencer Rattler (+600) tossed two picks in Week 1, his place on the board is suspect at best.
Preseason Heisman favorite JT Daniels picked up the win against Clemson despite throwing for only 135 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. The Bulldogs passer saw his odds double from +600 to +1200. Sam Howell (+2000) can also wave goodbye to his Heisman candidacy following a 17-10 loss to Virginia Tech where he tossed three interceptions. Let’s hope you followed our advice to take the UNDER on 9.5 wins for North Carolina this season.
CJ Stroud saw your tweets pic.twitter.com/Zhc7NCVCnU
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 3, 2021
There are brighter times ahead for D.J. Uiagalelei (+1000), who will get to feast on weak ACC competition the rest of the year after getting beat up by the Bulldogs. Still, C.J. Stroud (+1200) might be the best value on the board. Like Rattler, who’s at the controls of Lincoln Riley’s high-octane attack, the Ohio State QB will put up video game numbers as long as Ryan Day is at the controls.
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