Called for by many, for a long time, NCAAF powers finally adopted a College Football Playoff system prior to the 2014 season. Replacing what was an often-controversial Bowl Championship Series (BCS), the College Football Playoff (CFP) system is better than the BCS and a solid foundation to build on. While adding four more contenders would be optimal, four squads are selected to play in the college football National Championship playoffs.

NCAA Playoff Predictions

US College Football Playoffs 2018-19 Year End Review - 2020 Update

Please Note: Free picks return in August 2019 - News and odds updates posted as warranted.

Ugh! That did not go well eh? Hesitant to jump into a playoff feature, without regular season winnings already in the bank, we crashed during the 2018-19 College Football Playoff series. While we cashed tickets all season, within our NCAAF futures feature, we didn’t make any predictions here until the New Year’s Six Bowl games. That started well but ended poorly. We compounded our issues by whiffing on the Clemson vs Alabama CFP National Championship match. Alas, we finished with a 2-6 record and a (-425.76) loss.

We promise to do our best to be better right out of the gate during the 2019-20 season. In the meantime, we offer hearty congratulations to National Championship MVP QB Trevor Lawrence, his supporting Clemson Crew and HC Dabo Swinney. A likeable group, the Tigers youthful exuberance was somewhat lacking with HC Nick Saban led Alabama squads. Holding a 14-13 lead after the first quarter, the Cats offense exploded, plus their defense stiffened, and the Cats rolled over the Crimson Tide 30-3 in final three quarters.

“Despite the loss Nick Saban is a sparkling 139-15 since 2008 in Alabama”

When the final whistle blew – the scoreboard showed a 44-16 blowout by Clemson. We had to go back to October 7, 2000, to find a loss even close to this in the Nick Saban US College Football era. That was a 41-9 spanking by #12 Florida when Saban prowled the sidelines as bench boss of the LSU Tigers. Alabama’s biggest loss, in the era of Saint Nick, was by 14 points as the Tide were rolled 35-21 at #19 South Carolina during the 2010 regular season and suffered 45-31 loss to Oklahoma in the 2014 CFP Sugar Bowl.

Clemson, who first fielded an Independent squad back in 1896, claimed a third NCAAF National Championship. The Tigers won their first title after a 12-0 regular season and 22-15 victory over Nebraska in the 1982 Orange Bowl. QB Deshaun Watson was the star when Clemson claimed their second crown with a 35-31 over Alabama in the 2017 CFP title match. We are especially happy for the players that stuck around for their Senior season and avenged a 24-6 Sugar Bowl thumping by the Tide in the 2018. Impressive by all..

“2020 CFP National Championship odds are posted at top online sportsbooks”

Less than 48 hours after the Tigers celebration ended, at Levi’s Field in Santa Clara, CA, Canada’s own Bodog sportsbook has 2020 College Football Playoff Championship prices on their betting board. While things may change, with players still declaring for the NFL Draft in April 2019, or others (Tide QB Jalen Hurts?) transferring to another school, Clemson has opened as tiny +175 chalk. Alabama is not far back with a +250 line while the Georgia Bulldogs have been tagged with a +550 National Championship price.

With NCAA Basketball and March Madness taking over the US College sports scene, this feature will receive updates as warranted. Prior to the 2019-20 regular season, we will jump in with quick weekly updates and well-researched NCAA Football predictions. In the meantime, we have sprinted out of the gate with our hoops futures and free picks early in the 2018-19 NCAAB season. We are also busy with previews and calls on the 2019 NFL playoffs through to the clash to claim Super Bowl 53 on February 3, 2019, in Atlanta, GA.

NCAA Championship Football Playoff Betting Options

Premium matches, the CFP Committee selects eight teams from the final ranking list to play in four prestigious games that are played under Major Bowl banners that are not sponsoring that year’s Final Four. From the Peach Bowl, to the Sugar Bowl, these matchups are high profile contests. Often featuring teams from the top 12 rankings, playoff Bowl games are competitive, entertaining and packed with betting options before and during the matches. This Conference Championship caliber action is readily available at CSB top rated online sportsbooks. 

Following two weeks of Bowl games, the College Football season nears its pinnacle with two semi-final playoff matches. The best of the best, during the NCAAF regular season, get extra time to prepare as the Final Four squads clash during New Year's Day weekend to decide who plays for the National Championship. Some players are hitting the big stage for the first time while others take part in the final match of their University career. Following the teams closely, during weekly futures updates, we have a solid handle on these football betting opportunities.

Void of the Super Bowl two-week break, the National Championship game plays out one week after the semifinal matches. A cherry on top of three days of fantastic pigskin prognosticating, the NCAAF title match is on the Monday night that follows Saturday and Sunday NFL Wild Card playoff action. We remind Canuck Cappers that Championship game single bets are not available at local lottery kiosks - no matter the sport. Don't get hooked into a forced parlay, plus bank bonus offers and enjoy the convenience, by betting with top online bookmakers.

Happy Online Sports Betting New Year Canada

One of the busiest times of the year, December is an action packed month. Along with fantastic NCAAF playoff wagering opportunities, the NFL, NHL and NBA are also featured on the boards at Canada Sports Betting top ranked sportsbooks. USA pro football postseason play takes center stage as the race to Super Bowl Sunday begins after the champagne corks are popped on New Year's Eve. Rolling into the second half of their slate, NHL Stanley Cup and NBA Finals basketball betting excitement heats up as the playoff push is on in both sports when the calendar turns.

Grand Slam golf and tennis action, the journey to NCAAB March Madnessplus the Triple Crown horse racing series, also begin in January. Plus, a thrilling season of baseball betting is just around the corner as MLB spring training opens in February. Keeping up with action is simple as online bookmakers have Canadians covered every step of the way. Delivering sharp odds, valuable bonus offers, as well as convenient 24/7 LIVE wagering from anywhere, top ranked CSB sportsbooks offer rock solid alternatives to government run sports lottery schemes.

2018-19 NCAA Football Playoff Previews, Predictions and Results

2017-18 NCAA Football Playoff Previews, Predictions and Results