More upsets on the college football landscape kicked off the month of October as 10 ranked teams lost in Week 5. The three top teams remain clear favorites to win the National Championship with new No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Georgia and No. 3 Ohio State all co-favorites now at +200 on FanDuel Sportsbook's National Championship odds.
Georgia scored a late touchdown to escape at Missouri last week, 26-22, despite coming in as a 30-point favorite. Ole Miss moved up to No. 9 with a 22-19 non-covering win over Kentucky, who fell to No. 13 in the AP Poll this week and saw their national title odds plummet all the way to +50000. Clemson's 30-20 win over NC State keeps the No. 5 Tigers in the national title picture with +1200 odds behind only the aforementioned trio at the top.
There are still 16 undefeated FBS teams heading into Week 6. Four of them are ranked for the first time this week but are still big longshots to make the College Football Playoff or win the championship. No. 17 TCU, No. 18 UCLA, No. 19 Kansas and No. 22 Syracuse all joined the top 25 this week.
Check out an updated list of the top-25 college football teams according to their odds to win the National Championship on FanDuel Sportsbook. We'll also make three predictions for the best national title bets to place right now heading into Week 6.
National Championship Odds 2022-23
1. Ohio State Buckeyes (+200)
2. Georgia Bulldogs (+200)
3. Alabama Crimson Tide (+200)
4. Clemson Tigers (+1200)
5. USC Trojans (+2000)
6. Michigan Wolverines (+2000)
7. Utah Utes (+4000)
8. Tennessee Volunteers (+5000)
9. Oklahoma State Cowboys (+5000)
10. Ole Miss Rebels (+5000)
11. Oregon Ducks (+6000)
12. UCLA Bruins (+6000)
13. TCU Horned Frogs (+10000)
14. Penn State Nittany Lions (+10000)
15. Washington Huskies (+20000)
16. North Carolina Tar Heels (+25000)
17. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (+25000)
18. Syracuse Orange (+25000)
19. Kansas Jayhawks (+30000)
20. Purdue Boilermakers (+30000)
21. NC State Wolfpack (+30000)
22. Illinois Fighting Illini (+30000)
23. Florida Gators (+30000)
24. Minnesota Golden Gophers (+30000)
25. Mississippi State Bulldogs (+30000)
26. Washington State Cougars (+30000)
Week 6 College Football Picks
These betting lines are provided from FanDuel Sportsbook's NCAAF odds.
1. Alabama Crimson Tide (+200)
Take your pick from the top trio, but there's no value in the odds as you determine which team can win it all. Georgia and Ohio State have the most favorable schedule to run the table. A loss by Georgia in the SEC Championship game could still get them into the CFB Playoff like last year when they lost to Alabama. The Crimson Tide still have road games at Tennessee, LSU and Ole Miss, and Tennessee and Ole Miss are still undefeated. Alabama is now showing as the stronger defense while matching Ohio State on offense, averaging 525 yards per game. The Crimson Tide defense is top-3 in the country in yards allowed (236) and points against (11) per game. The Buckeyes will be heavy favorites the rest of the way until The Big Game in Columbus against Michigan. Ohio State has the best chance to remain undefeated of the top trio and even a loss to Michigan could get still them into the CFB Playoff without another blemish or a Big Ten Championship game appearance if others falter.
2. Michigan (+2000)
Michigan should run the table and remain undefeated heading into the final week showdown at Ohio State. Don't rule out an upset by the Wolverines like last year's win over the Buckeyes to get Big Blue into the Big Ten Championship on their way to the CFB Playoff. This Wolverines team is even better this year with a strong, balanced offense currently averaging 222 rushing yards and 235 passing yards per game along with an elite defense holding opponents to 252 yards per game and 11.6 points per game. This team is still improving and has better odds to win it all at +2000.
3. Oklahoma State (+5000)
Oklahoma State remains undefeated after beating Baylor last week in Waco. The Cowboys will be favored in all their remaining games, including potentially at Oklahoma in late November. The Sooners have 2 losses already, so even a loss by the Cowboys in that contest might not hurt their chances of making the Big 12 championship. Oklahoma State and Utah are the bigger longshots with the best chance to get into the CFB Playoff and surprise. Utah already has a loss, however, and Oklahoma State's offense will pile up stats over the next two weeks against Texas Tech and TCU before their closing stretch to determine their fate.