NCAA Football Futures: Alabama The Early SEC Frontrunner

Quinn Allen
By , Updated on: Sep 4, 2022 08:00 PM
NCAA Football Futures: Alabama The Early SEC Frontrunner

We're just over a month away from the beginning of the 2022-23 NCAAF season and it's never too early for some online college football betting. Alabama has already opened up as an early favorite in the futures for the 2022-23 NCAA football National Championship and by no surprise, the Crimson Tide is also leading the way in SEC odds. After the top two, there is quite the gap, with Texas A&M, Kentucky, and Ole Miss way back in the SEC Futures. Keep reading for the NCAA Football Futures.

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2022-23 SEC Futures

Texas A&M+900
Ole Miss+3300
South Carolina+8000


It's hard to not ride Bama in the SEC. They went 7-1 in conference play last season and will see most of their core return to the fold. Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, who threw 47 touchdowns a year ago, will be poised to lead the Tide back to the CFB National Championship in his final year before heading to the professional level. Alabama did lose John Metchie, Brian Robinson, and Jameson Williams to the NFL, but Nick Saban did a fine job of recruiting fresh talent, most notably Jermaine Burton, who starred for Georgia in 2021. The Crimson Tide have opened as a double-digit favorite in every single game this season and will begin their quest on September 3rd against Utah State, where they're favored by a whopping 38.5 points. They won't face an SEC opponent until Week 5 in Texas then also take on Texas A&M the following week, the only team to beat them in the conference last season in a 41-38 thriller.

Alabama Crimson Tide To win SEC


You can never count out the team that won the CFB title when discussing NCAA Football Futures.  Kirby Smart's group might have seen Travon Walker and Nakobe Dean head to the NFL, but the Bulldogs defense is still expected to be one of the best in the nation. Georgia allowed just 10.2 points per game last season and many believe they'll be just as dominant in 2022. Offensively, QB Stetson Bennett is back and hoping to replicate last year's success, throwing for 2,862 yards and 29 touchdowns. He'll have no shortage of offensive weapons around him too, with Kenny McIntosh and Kendall Milton likely to split time in the backfield after losing Zamir White and James Cook to the NFL. McIntosh was very impressive last season, rushing for 5.7 yards per carry. Tight end Brock Bowers is the star of the show out wide, leading the Bulldogs with 13 TDs, 56 receptions, and 882 yards in 2022. After all, Georgia did win a national championship. They're the only team who can give Bama a legitimate run for their money in this conference. They open as a heavy favorite in Week 1 against the Oregon Ducks.

Georgia Bulldogs To win SEC

Texas A&M

The Aggies are at +900 in the SEC Futures and are top-10 in the National Championship odds. Jimbo Fisher's team has some very promising offensive pieces that could do serious damage in quarterback Haynes King, running back Devon Achane, and wideout Ainias Smith. King only played two games last season before getting injured but expectations are sky high for him. Achane had over 1,000 yards from scrimmage. Competing in the SEC West with Alabama, it will certainly be an uphill battle to play in the SEC title game because they'd have to beat out the Crimson Tide. We're all looking forward to their meeting with Bama in Week 6 though after the controversy between Fisher and Nick Saban in the offseason after the latter said the Aggies "bought" their recruiting class. The first two weeks of the campaign should be smooth sailing for Texas A&M as they face Sam Houston and Appalachian State. It's Week 3 that will prove to be their first serious test as a slim 7.5-point favorite against the Miami Hurricanes. The Aggies are certainly a longshot in NCAA Football Futures, especially with a signal-caller who barely played a year ago. That matchup with Bama will certainly be a massive one on October 8th.

Texas A&M Aggies To win SEC

Final Pick

The SEC title will undoubtedly come down to Alabama and Georgia as always. It already feels like a foregone conclusion these two powerhouses will meet in the conference championship and potentially in the CFB title game again. The Crimson Tide managed to beat the Bulldogs in 2021 for the SEC crown but lost in Indianapolis. Their roster is just too stacked to not ride them to win arguably the most competitive conference in college football for the third season in a row. Cash in on the -115 in the NCAA Football Futures.

Alabama Crimson Tide To win SEC

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Quinn Allen

Quinn Allen leverages his broadcast journalism degree and passion for sports in his betting previews and analysis. Based in Kelowna, Canada, he has emerged as an expert voice with picks featured on OSB, MTS, SBD, and as a ClutchPoints editor. With a lifelong fandom of...

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