Oddsmakers believe Alabama will finish one place better in 2022-23 than it did in the season that ended Monday night.
The Crimson Tide, who fell 33-18 to Georgia in the College Football Playoff final at Indianapolis, are the favorites or co-favorites to lift the big trophy next January.
Alabama, with Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Bryce Young expected back, was listed at +250 by Caesars Sportsbook and +200 by BetMGM.
The newly crowned national champion Bulldogs were co-favorites at BetMGM at +200. Caesars Sportsbook had Georgia at +450.
Who Else Will Contend?
Rounding out the top of the board at Caesars were Ohio State (+700), Clemson (+1200), Oklahoma (+1500), Michigan (+1500), Southern California (+2000), Notre Dame (+2500) and Texas A&M (+2500).
Next on the list at BetMGM were Ohio State (+600), Clemson (+800), Michigan (+3500), Oklahoma (+3500), Texas A&M (+3500), USC (+3500), Florida (+5000), Oregon (+5000) and Texas (+5000).
FOX Bet’s top contenders were Alabama (+200), Georgia (+200), Ohio State (+750), Clemson (+1000), Texas A&M (+3000), Oklahoma (+4000), Michigan (+4000), Notre Dame (+5000), Miami (+5000), Florida (+5000), Penn State (+5000) and Oregon (+5000).
Next season’s national semifinal games will be played on Dec. 31 in Atlanta and Glendale, Ariz., with the CFP final to be contested on Jan. 9, 2023, at Inglewood, Calif.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)