College Football Playoff Odds And 2023 Biggest Games In Closing Weeks

College Football Playoff rankings, odds and futures betting angles

Last week I posted an article at Off Shore Gaming Association on the biggest games college football games to close the regular season and including the biggest rivalry games over Thanksgiving weekend.

The push to the final four-team College Football Playoff is drawing more interest as the most meaningful games are played in the weeks ahead. That includes CFP Top 25 games each week and a pair of big Top 25 battles on Saturday, Nov. 18 that impact the four team College Football Playoff with No. 1 Georgia at No. 18 Tennessee and No. 5 Washington at No. 11 Oregon State

Ohio State, Georgia, Michigan, Florida State and Washington all remain undefeated at 10-0 ahead of Week 12 picks, bets and games. All five Power 5 conferences are represented in the top 5 of the CFP rankings, which is the first time this has occurred in the decade-long CFP history.

Leading online sportsbook had current odds posted last week for which teams will win the 2023 College Football Playoff, and odds for teams to make the 4-team playoff.

The CFP rankings are adjusted each week, and odds are that all of the current top-4 teams will not make the 4-team playoff. Here are the current rankings, along with the key games to finish the regular season with some advance odds and potential conference championship game matchups.

Ranking Team Win Nat’l Title Make Final Four
1 Ohio State +725 +115
2 Georgia +300 -215
3 Michigan +260 -180
4 Florida State +700 -350
5 Washington +1200 +175
6 Oregon +900 +100
7 Texas +1500 +115
8 Alabama +750 +250
9 Mississippi +15000 +7500
10 Penn State +10000 +900
11 Louisville +10000 +1600
17 Oklahoma +25000 +2500

Notable Remaining Games

Following Week 11 contests, key CFP impact games remaining including big rivalry games, and conference title impact games include: (advance lines as available)

Nov. 18

– Georgia (-10) at Tennessee
– Washington at Oregon State (-1)
– North Carolina at Clemson (-7.5)
– Michigan (-19) at Maryland
– Louisville at Miami (Pk)
– Kansas State (-4) at Kansas
– UCLA at USC (-6)
– Utah at Arizona (-1)
– Washington (-2) at Oregon State
– Texas (-11) at Iowa State
– UNLV at Air Force (-9.5)
– SMU (-3.5) at Memphis
– Cal at Stanford
– SMU at Memphis

Nov. 25 – Rivalry Weekend

Next week’s biggest games over Thanksgiving weekend including rivalry games with advance betting lines available on many games at FanDuel Sportsbook.

  • Ohio State at Michigan (-5.5)
  • Oregon State at Oregon (-11.5) – Nov. 24
  • Ole Miss (-14) at Mississippi State
  • Virginia Tech (-3) at Virginia
  • Kentucky at Louisville (-5.5)
  • Texas A&M at LSU (-8.5)
  • Alabama at Auburn (-10.5)
  • Washington State at Washington (-14.5)
  • North Carolina (-2.5) at NC State
  • Clemson (-7.5) at South Carolina
  • Florida State (-12.5) at Florida
  • Arizona (-9.5) at Arizona State
  • Georgia at Georgia Tech
  • Vanderbilt at Tennessee
  • Virginia Tech at Virginia
  • Indiana at Purdue
  • Wisconsin at Minnesota
  • Iowa at Nebraska (Nov. 24)
  • Northwestern at Illinois
  • Texas Tech at Texas (Nov. 24)
  • TCU at Oklahoma (Nov. 24)
  • Arizona at Arizona State
  • Tulane at UTSA
  • Air Force at Boise State
  • Army vs. Navy (Dec. 9) – America’s Game

Dec. 1-2 – Conference Championship Games

– Georgia (-5.5) vs. Alabama – SEC Championship
– Oregon (-6.5) vs. Washington – Pac 12 Championship
– Florida State (-10) vs. Louisville – ACC Championship
– Toledo vs. Miami, Ohio – MAC Championship
– James Madison vs. Troy – Sun Belt Championship

Watch out for Oregon, who can run the table even with some big games to finish. The Ducks are the best value on the current odds board to win the national title, and sport a scoring differential of +26.2 points per game – second-best in the country behind Michigan (+34) vs. FBS opponents. Oregon and Michigan can spoil the SEC’s dominance in the title game but Georgia (+21.8 PPG diff) and Florida State (+22.6) are clear contenders with the Seminoles having the clearest path the the Final Four as double-digit favorites in their final three games.

You can bet on it.

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on X (Twitter): @FairwayJay