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The conference realignment is headed towards college football in a big way, but not yet.

Texas and Oklahoma won’t be moving to the SEC for a couple of years USC and UCLA have two more seasons in the Pac-12. Before the college football landscape completely changes, the typical conference championships are yet to be won.

The SEC is expected to be a battle between the two teams who met in last year’s national championship game. Up in the Big Ten up north, the conference title should fall to two of college football’s greatest rivals. Elsewhere, the Big 12, Pac-12 and ACC will carry on as usual before some of their leading teams drop them for other conferences.

Which teams are expected to capture the championship trophies in their respective conferences? Let’s check odds across the country with numbers provided by our partner, PointsBet:

SEC Conference Winner Odds

Alabama topped the SEC last season, but it was Georgia who had the last laugh. The Crimson Tide rolled past the Bulldogs in the conference championship game, but Kirby Smart’s side rallied with a 33-18 win over Nick Saban and Co. in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

Oddsmakers believe the two powerhouses will once again be the SEC’s class in 2022. Alabama has negative odds, but don’t be surprised if the school meets Georgia again in the conference or national title game.

  • Alabama: -130
  • Georgia: +150
  • Texas A&M: +1400
  • Ole Miss: +3300
  • Tennessee: +4000
  • Florida: +5000
  • Kentucky: +6000
  • Arkansas: +6000
  • LSU: +7000
  • South Carolina: +10000
  • State of Mississippi: +10000
  • Maroon: +15000
  • Missouri: +50000
  • Van derbilt: +100000

Big Ten Conference Winner Odds

Jim Harbaugh and Michigan eventually conquered the state of Ohio in 2021, but the Buckeyes are favorites to restore order in 2022. CJ Stroud is Heisman’s preseason favorite, having been a finalist for the award last season, though two of his top receivers from last season were selected as first-round picks in the 2022 NFL draft.

Wisconsin, Nebraska and Penn State are among the squads who will be chasing Ohio State and Michigan.

  • State of Ohio: -235
  • Michigan: +700
  • Wisconsin: +1000
  • Nebraska: +1400
  • Pennsylvania: +1600
  • Iowa: +2500
  • State of Michigan: +3000
  • Minnesota: +3000
  • Purdue: +3000
  • Maryland: +10000
  • Indiana: +10000
  • Illinois: +20000
  • Northwest: +25000
  • Rutgers: +50000

Big 12 Conference Winner Odds

Before the Red River Rivalry heads to the SEC, the two enemies will battle it out for Big 12 dominance. Oklahoma is slightly ahead of Texas on conference odds in 2022, and the race could be decided when they meet in their annual showdown on Oct. 8.

Baylor, who won the 2021 conference championship, has the next best odds. After that, it’s Oklahoma State, which had the best conference record in the 2021 regular season.

  • Oklahoma: +200
  • Texas: +250
  • Baylor: +550
  • State of Oklahoma: +650
  • State of Iowa: +1100
  • TCU: +1500
  • State of Kansas: +1500
  • Texas Tech: +4000
  • West Virginia: +4000
  • Kansas: +25000

ACC Conference Winning Rates

Clemson had an off-year by his standards in 2021 with a 10-3 aggregate record and a 6-2 in the ACC game. Head coach Dabo Swinney, QB DJ Uiagalelei and the Tigers are expected to reclaim their place at the top of the conference hierarchy this year.

Miami has the next best chance of winning the conference. Pitt, the reigning conference champion, is third while 2021 runner-up Wake Forest is back with the middle of the field.

  • Clemson: -125
  • Miami (Fl.): +500
  • Pittsburgh: +850
  • NC Health: +900
  • North Carolina: +1200
  • Guard Forest: +1800
  • Louisville: +2500
  • State of Florida: +3300
  • Virginia: +4000
  • Boston College: +4000
  • Virginia Tech: +6600
  • GeorgiaTech: +20000
  • Syracuse: +30000
  • Duke: +50000

Pac-12 Conference Winner Odds

Lincoln Riley has made a splash in SoCal, but could he give USC a conference championship in his first season with the program? His Trojans are the favorites, emerging with their first Pac-12 title since 2017.

Utah and Oregon are close behind USC in Pac-12 ratings. UCLA, which joins USC in the Big Ten in 2024, is next on the list.

  • USC: +200
  • Utah: +250
  • Oregon: +300
  • UCLA: +900
  • Washington: +1100
  • State of Oregon: +2500
  • State of Arizona: +3300
  • Washington state: +3300
  • California: +5000
  • Stanford: +6000
  • Colorado: +25000
  • Arizona: +25000

Mountain West Conference winning odds

Boise State and Fresno State are favorites at Mountain West. Utah State, which butchered San Diego State in the 2021 conference championship game, currently sits in fifth place.

  • State of Boise: +225
  • State of Fresno: +250
  • State of San Diego: +400
  • Air Force: +500
  • State of Utah: +900
  • Wyoming: +2500
  • State of San Jose: +2500
  • Nevada: +2800
  • State of Colorado: +3000
  • Hawaii: +10000
  • UNLV: +10000
  • New Mexico: +20000

AAC Conference Winner Odds

Cincinnati may not make the College Football Playoffs again this season, but they are still expected to be the American Athletic Conference’s top-ranked team for the third straight year. However, Houston and Central Florida are not far behind when it comes to UK champions chances.

  • Cincinnati: +200
  • Houston: +250
  • UCF: +360
  • SMU: +900
  • Memphis: +1100
  • East Carolina: +2500
  • Tulsa: +3000
  • South Florida: +4000
  • Tulane: +4000
  • Navy: +8000
  • Temple: +20000

US Conference Conference Winners Odds

UTSA and UAB have won the last two Conference USA crowns, and one of those teams is expected to win them again in 2022. UTSA has a slight advantage over UAB, but Western Kentucky lurks as another contender for Conference USA.

  • USSA: +215
  • UAB: +230
  • Western Kentucky: +350
  • Florida Atlantic: +800
  • North Texas: +1500
  • Middle Tennessee: +1600
  • Charlotte: +2200
  • UTEP: +2200
  • Louisiana Tech: +2500
  • Rice: +8000
  • FIU: +10000

MAC Conference Winners Odds

Kent State has led Northern Illinois in the 2021 MAC Championship Game, but neither program is in the top two when it comes to odds for the 2022 title. These slots belong to Miami (Ohio) and Toledo.

  • Miami (OH): +350
  • Toledo: +350
  • Northern Illinois: +550
  • Central Michigan: +600
  • State of Kent: +700
  • Western Michigan: +800
  • Eastern Michigan: +1400
  • Ohio: +1600
  • Buffalo: +2000
  • Orb Health: +2500
  • Bowling Green: +3000
  • Akron: +8000

Odds of winning the Sun Belt Conference

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns capped a perfect sun belt record in 2021 with a conference championship win over Appalachian State, but the Mountaineers are expected to climb to the top this season.

  • Appalachian State: +250
  • Louisiana: +300
  • Marshall: +425
  • Coastal Carolina: +500
  • Troy: +1000
  • State of Georgia: +1200
  • Southern Alabama: +1600
  • Southern Miss: +4000
  • State of Arkansas: +6000
  • State of Texas: +7000
  • Old Reign: +7000
  • South Georgia: +10000
  • Louisiana-Monroe: +20000

Editor’s note: All odds are provided by our Partners, PointsBet. PointsBet is our official sports betting partner and we may receive compensation the first time you place a bet at PointsBet after clicking on our links.

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