100 Days Until the 2023 College Football Season Kicks Off. Today marks 100 days to the start of the college football season on Saturday, Aug. 26.
All eyes will be on Georgia to see if the Dawgs can become the first team to win three consecutive national championships since the AP Poll debuted in 1936.
Right now, Kirby Smart and company are the favorites to hoist the trophy in Houston according to Caesars Sportsbook.
This year, three of the top four favorites reached the College Football Playoff last year, with perennial powers Michigan and Ohio State joining the defending champion Dawgs. Among the pack, there’s also a team from Tuscaloosa in the mix.
Favorites to Win National Championship
Georgia +220 SEC
Alabama +550 SEC
Michigan +800 Big Ten
Ohio State +850 Big Ten
LSU +1200 SEC
USC +1400 Pac-12
Expanding the list of title favorites, each of the top five teams have been mainstays in the College Football Playoff, with four winning titles (only team that has not: Michigan).
One team that is looking to crash the party is USC, who returns Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams under center. Incredibly, Craig Shemon’s Indiana Hoosiers are no where to be found.
Williams is the favorite to win the Heisman again this year, but Archie Griffin is the only player to win the award twice, let alone in consecutive years in the history of the Heisman Trophy (1974-75).
End Of An Era
This will be the final season for USC in the Pac-12, as the Trojans along with UCLA will make the move to the Big Ten for the 2024 season. For the upcoming year, the American Athletic Conference, Big 12, and Conference USA will all look a bit different.
Looking specifically at the Big 12, the lone Power 5 conference that will have changes for the upcoming season, it has already undergone two previous changes in the last decade.
Colorado and Nebraska left in 2011, followed by Missouri and Texas A&M the next year, when West Virginia and TCU were added.
Going into the 2023 season, lots of quarterbacks have once again been on the move. Here are a few: