College football has arrived. Week zero is here, and in just a handful of days we’ll have have an entire slate to take in. The ride is just about ready to begin, with the Georgia Bulldogs looking to defend their title. Alabama may actually have a leg up entering the season, while Ohio State brings back a load of talent.
Other names like USC, Texas A&M and Utah will be looking to shakeup the College Football Playoff. Can Lincoln Riley make the playoff in year one at USC? What can Brent Venables do at Oklahoma in his first season? What about Marcus Freeman at Notre Dame? Can Clemson snap back?
The tippy top of the rankings remain the same heading into the season, but we’ve got some big storylines to follow outside of that top three.
2022 National Championship Odds
Ohio State +300
Texas A&M +2500
Notre Dame +4500
In the SEC, the deal remains the same. If you want to get to Atlanta, you have to go through either Alabama or Georgia. Nick Saban and Kirby Smart both continue to roll, while Jimbo Fisher keeps chipping away at that lead.
Beyond those three this year, it’s a bit of a mess. Ole Miss will likely take a step back, while LSU and Florida rebuild. Kentucky remains steady, and both Arkansas and Tennessee will be looking to take another step forward this fall.
SEC Conference Title Odds
Texas A&M +1800
Ole Miss +5000
Mississippi State +12000
South Carolina +15000
For what it’s worth, Georgia is favored to win the East (-550). Florida follows at +1000, then Tennessee at +1100, then Kentucky at +1200.
Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See DraftKings.com/sportsbook for details.