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Georgia Football loses its footing as favorite for the 2024 national title

Although the Georgians are still considered favorites, their lead as favorites for the national title is shrinking rapidly.

When the Georgia Bulldogs were controversially eliminated from the 2023 College Football Playoffs, many experts already saw them as favorites for the following season. Unsurprisingly, when the first betting odds for the 2024 season were released, the Dawgs were considered clear favorites for the national title. But as the 2024 season approaches and the rosters become clearer, the Dawgs' position as title favorites seems to be crumbling.

When the odds were released in early January, Georgia was the favorite to win the title at +425. The next team was Alabama, at +600, followed by Ohio State, which was originally listed at +800.

However, there have been a lot of changes in college football since the first ratings were released. First, Nick Saban announced his retirement from coaching, which sent the Tides' ratings plummeting. Then Ohio State made some big moves on the transfer side, signing highly talented players like safety Caleb Downs from Alabama and running back Quinshon Judkins from Ole Miss.

Ohio State's “all-out” approach to its roster this offseason has caused its odds to win the national title to skyrocket. According to BetMGM, Ohio State currently has odds of +375. That's just behind Georgia's odds of +325.

The best head coach in the country, one of the best rosters and a veteran quarterback have certainly helped the Dawgs have the best chance of winning the CFP Trophy at the end of the season. Ohio State has narrowed the gap significantly during the offseason and could lead to the Buckeyes becoming the clear favorites at some point in the 2024 season.

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