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Georgia is still celebrating its championship, but as the 2022-23 college football season winds down, it’s never too early to project who will win next year’s title.
There are 130 college football teams, but if we’re being realistic, only a select few have a legitimate shot at winning the national championship year after year. Here are the four teams, in no particular order, I like to have the best chance of CFP success next season, along with their odds to lift the trophy in January 2024 (with odds via FOX Bet) .
USC: +1200 at FOX Bet (bet $10 to win $130 total)
Remember this time last year when the Trojans were 80-1, and we jumped on them before they added Caleb Williams and Jordan Addison? USC was the best ticket to have…for 10 months. They almost made the College Football Playoff, but lost to Utah in the Pac-12 title game. With Williams back and the Trojans attacking the transfer window, USC will be a legitimate title contender. Make no mistake, though, the lack of defense remains a major issue.
An October date at Notre Dame will be a challenge, but the only other tough game will be at Oregon.
Our Lady: +2500 at FOX Bet (bet $10 to win $260 total)
The Irish made the biggest quarterback splash in the transfer window, securing 24-year-old Sam Hartman, who set a slew of school records at Wake Forest while starting 45 games.
The biggest obstacle here is their schedule, which includes three games against top-15 teams. Two of those matchups are at home, Ohio State and USC, and then they travel to Clemson for the third.
Georgia: +300 at FOX Bet (bet $10 to win $40 total)
No team has won three straight titles since Minnesota in the 1930s, but good luck finding a team with more talent than Georgia. The biggest question is at quarterback, but the Bulldogs are pretty much everywhere. They have the best tight end in America (Brock Bowers), arguably the best returning pass rusher (Mykel Williams) and another recruiting class sprinkled with five-star talent.
Michigan: +800 at FOX Bet (bet $10 to win $90 total)
This one comes with a massive asterisk. I can’t bet activated Michigan futures without knowing Jim Harbaugh’s status. If he leaves for the NFL, I can’t leave it here. If he sticks…well, this offense should roll the Big Ten, with QB JJ McCarthy behind him, as well as running backs Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards. The offensive line will have three new starters through the transfer window. The defense will have seven months to watch TCU’s tape of embarrassment and then take out their frustration on opponents.
Jason McIntyre is a betting analyst for FOX Sports and also writes about the NFL and NBA Draft. He joined FS1 in 2016 and has appeared on all of the network’s shows. In 2017, McIntyre began producing NFL, college football and NBA betting content for FOX Sports. He had a gambling podcast for FOX, “Coming Up Winners,” in 2018 and 2019. Before coming to FOX, he created the website The Big Lead, which he sold in 2010.
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