The SEC has dominated college football’s national championship picture over the last two decades, and that isn’t expected to change in the 2022-23 season. College football’s best conference is home to a few of the top national title contenders.
Alabama enters SEC Media day as the betting favorite to win the 2023 College Football Playoff national championship. The Crimside Tide led the way with +180 odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.
Georgia’s +350 odds to win the title are good for third in the country. The Bulldogs are just behind Ohio State, which has +300 championship odds. Georgia defeated Alabama in last year’s CFP national championship game.
The Bulldogs were selected to the CFP, despite failing to win the conference title. Alabama defeated Georgia in the SEC Championship Game 41-24, earning its seventh SEC title in 10 years.
Bryce Young is back at quarterback for the Crimson Tide after winning the 2021 Heisman Trophy award. Stetson Bennett, who completed 17 of 26 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the national title game, returns for Georgia.
It’s a given that Alabama will be a national championship contender under Nick Saban. The same might now be the case for Georgia and head coach Kirby Smart.
But those aren’t the only SEC teams that are given a realistic chance to find their way into the national championship picture.
Texas A&M ranks sixth among all schools with +2500 odds to win the national title. Oklahoma is a distant seventh at +5000.
The Aggies’ recruiting class is considered to be the best in college football history. Head coach Jimbo Fisher led Texas A&M to an 8-4 record in the 2021 season, including a victory over Alabama. The Aggies stumbled down the stretch with losses to Ole Miss and LSU in November.
The SEC has produced the last three national champions and 12 of the last 16 national title winners.
Tennessee and LSU are tied with other teams for 12th with +10000 national championship odds.