<
>
Insider

Title bets, over/under projections for top 25 CFB teams

Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire

With the college football season on the horizon, ESPN Chalk's college football experts -- Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica -- combine to bring you betting previews for the top 25 teams, according to the ESPN College Football Rankings. They break down each team's strengths and weaknesses, along with season win total bets and national title odds.

Previews for Top 25 teams | Ultimate betting guide | Week 1 best bets


1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Stop us if you have heard this before: Alabama is loaded at every position and enters the season as the national champ favorite. Read »

2. Florida State Seminoles

Deondre Francois and the Seminoles could make some noise out of the ACC this season. Read »

3. Ohio State Buckeyes

J.T. Barrett and Urban Meyer are back, along with a ton of talent. Ohio State should be in the College Football Playoff conversation all year long. Read »

4. USC Trojans

With Heisman favorite Sam Darnold taking snaps, the Trojans could make a serious run at a national championship this season. Read »

5. Clemson Tigers

No established quarterback? No problem for the defending champs. Read »


6. Penn State Nittany Lions

No one expected PSU to win the Big Ten last year, but it did. Can the Nittany Lions surprise again with a College Football Playoff bid? Read »

7. Oklahoma Sooners

Baker Mayfield and a strong offensive line are back, but Bob Stoops is gone. How much will the Sooners miss him? Read »

8. Washington Huskies

The Huskies return the lion's share of their 2016 team and avoid USC in regular Pac-12 play. Is another trip to the College Football Playoff in store? Read »

9. Wisconsin Badgers

With a light schedule and strong team, can Wisconsin make it to the College Football Playoff? Read »

10. Oklahoma State Cowboys

Will the Cowboys' dominant offensive trio bring them to the College Football Playoff? Read »


11. Auburn Tigers

The Tigers have strength at every position, but can they navigate a tough SEC slate? Read »

12. LSU Tigers

LSU faces arguably the toughest schedule in the country. Can the Tigers' top-10 defense still bring them to the College Football Playoff? Read »

13. Michigan Wolverines

There isn't a lot of experience here, but Coach Harbaugh's recruiting keeps the Wolverines in the mix. Read »

14. Florida Gators

The Gators have struggled to find a quarterback to run the show, but always have talent, especially on defense. Can they put it all together this season? Read »

15. Stanford Cardinal

Stanford lost some talent to the NFL draft, but still has a good coach in David Shaw and a very strong defense. Read »


16. Miami (FL) Hurricanes

With a strong defense and running game, Miami is a threat in the ACC. Could the Hurricanes be a College Football Playoff team? Read »

17. Georgia Bulldogs

Things couldn't have gone any better on the recruiting trail for Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs when Nick Chubb and Sony Michel decided to return to Athens. Read »

18. Louisville Cardinals

With Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson back and a manageable schedule, can Louisville improve on last season's record? Read »

19. Kansas State Wildcats

This is one of Bill Snyder's most veteran teams. Can they win the Big 12 title? Read »

20. Texas Longhorns

Tom Herman inherits a very talented team, and while he was at Houston, he went a perfect 6-0 versus ranked teams. How good will Texas be this season? Read »


21. South Florida Bulls

Charlie Strong has a Heisman candidate quarterback and a great defense. Read »

22. Virginia Tech Hokies

There are plenty of questions under center here, but the Hokies do own a dominant defense. Read »

23. TCU Horned Frogs

Will Kenny Hill cut down on the turnovers and help TCU into the College Football Playoff? Read »

24. Washington State Cougars

The Cougars have Luke Falk, a talented run game and nine returning defensive starters. Will they claim a top spot in the Pac 12? Read »

25. West Virginia Mountaineers

The Mountaineers have former Florida quarterback Will Grier in the fold, but will that be enough to navigate a tough Big 12 schedule? Read »