The Michigan Wolverines were crowned national champions for the first time since 1997 following their win over the Washington Huskies, 31-14, on Monday, January 8.
Now, we look ahead to the favorites for the 2024/25 National Championship.
Let's take a look at the latest outright odds.
It’s no surprise that the Georgia Bulldogs are sitting atop the National Championship odds for yet another season.
Kirby Smart’s group was probably the best team in the country this season, but a loss to Alabama in the SEC title game denied the Bulldogs a chance at completing the three-peat.
However, this is still the premier program in the sport and with a ton of returning production and transfers in tow for next season, the ‘Dawgs are the rightful favorites to take back the title.
There is a lot of uncertainty on the offensive side of the football for Ohio State, but the Buckeyes' track record as an elite program is enough to put them very high up in the odds for next season’s National Championship.
Will Howard and Quinshon Judkins have transferred in to bolster the offense, and the Ohio State receiving corps should be excellent again as usual.
The biggest key to their success will be the Buckeyes' defense under defensive coordinator Jim Knowles.
One team that took a massive leap in 2023 was the Texas Longhorns, and Steve Sarkisian’s crew should be in line for a huge debut season in the SEC.
Texas has a favorable schedule within the conference, as the Longhorns host Georgia and avoid Alabama.
With Quinn Ewers and a host of talent returning, Texas should be right back in the College Football Playoff. Now they’ll just have to win it.
The defending National Champions have a much tougher schedule in store for them next season, and there’s a ton of uncertainty surrounding the Wolverines as a program heading into 2024.
If Jim Harbaugh ends up leaving for the NFL, this could be a down season for a team coming off the high of a national title.
However, Michigan is still one of the elite programs in the sport and it’s hard to see that changing over the next few seasons.
The biggest news of the young college football offseason thus far was the retirement of Nick Saban.
In steps former Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer to be the new man on the sidelines for Alabama, filling the shoes of the greatest coach in the history of the sport.
All DeBoer has done is win in his college football coaching tenure, but it remains to be seen if his success as a Division I head coach will translate to the SEC.
Alabama will certainly be one of the most intriguing teams to follow next season.
Odds displayed within this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.