College Football Odds: Coaches Agree With Bookmakers, Favor Alabama

Alabama has +190 odds to take home the crown in 2023

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August 8

Are the Alabama Crimson Tide ready to rebound from their National Championship loss and regain control over the college football world in 2022? Coaches and bookmakers around the country seem to think so.

USA Today released their annual preseason coaches poll on Monday, with Alabama slotting in at No. 1 for the second-consecutive year. The poll was voted on by a panel of 66 major college football coaches: Alabama received 54 first-place votes, with Georgia (6), Ohio State (5) and Texas (1) sharing the leftovers.

Here’s a look at the Top 10 teams this preseason, according to the poll.

1. Alabama (1,634 points)
2. Ohio State (1,564)
3. Georgia (1,542)
4. Clemson (1,356)
5. Notre Dame (1,284)
6. Michigan (1,232)
7. Texas A&M (1,219)
8. Utah (1,134)
9. Oklahoma (1,097)
10. Baylor (891)

Trust in Alabama stretches beyond the coaches poll, as Nick Saban’s squad also has the best odds to take home the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2023, according to BetMGM.

Alabama: +190
Ohio State: +350
Georgia: +350
Clemson: +1200
Texas A&M: +2000
USC: +2000
Oklahoma: +3500
Notre Dame: +4000
Texas: +4000
Michigan: +5000
Utah: +5000

The more things change in college football, the more they stay the same.

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