The ACC has somewhat opened up since the Deshaun Watson-Trevor Lawrence Era of Clemson Tigers football came to a close in 2020.
That allowed the Pittsburgh Panthers to win their first conference title in 2021, and while Clemson reclaimed the crown a season ago, the Florida State Seminoles appear ready to snatch it away in 2023.
We break down the race in our ACC college football odds below.
Odds to win the ACC championship
Favorites to win the ACC championship
Florida State Seminoles (-135)
Prepared to take the crown from Clemson in 2023 are the Florida State Seminoles, who took a big step forward last year (10-3) after being under .500 in each of the four prior seasons.
With that said, the path got harder after losing Heisman-contending quarterback Jordan Travis for the season two Saturdays ago. In order to keep this undefeated season — and a chance at a playoff spot — alive, backup Tate Rodemaker will have to lead the Noles to a win over Louisville this weekend.
Louisville Cardinals (+110)
The Lousiville Cardinals had gotten off to a quick 6-0 start and beat Notre Dame by 13 in Week 6 before taking their first loss at Pittsburgh a few weeks ago.
Quarterback Jack Plummer has thrown for over 2,952 yards and 21 touchdowns in 12 games and the Cards were able to get right with four straight wins before losing to Kentucky on Saturday.
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Recent ACC conference champions
|2022||Clemson Tigers||North Carolina Tar Heels|
|2021||Pittsburgh Panthers||Wake Forest Demon Deacons|
|2020||Clemson Tigers||Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
|2019||Clemson Tigers||Virginia Cavaliers|
|2018||Clemson Tigers||Pittsburgh Panthers|
|2017||Clemson Tigers||Miami Hurricanes|
|2016||Clemson Tigers||Virginia Tech Hokies|
|2015||Clemson Tigers||North Carolina Tar Heels|
Understanding college football futures odds
Sportsbooks release college football futures odds pretty much as soon the clock hits zero in the previous season's National Championship Game. There are many ways to wager on NCAA football futures but we'll use picking the outright winner of the National Championship — definitely the most popular — as our example.
During the offseason and preseason, you'll be able to get a plus-money price on basically any team in the nation as there is so much uncertainty around what will happen next year.
NCAA football championship odds will usually look like this:
- Alabama Crimson Tide +125
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $125 if the Crimson Tide win the national title. If it's close to the end of the regular season and there is a particularly dominant program, you might see that a team has a minus sign (-) ahead of its odds.
- Georgia Bulldogs -145
This means that if you bet on Georgia, you would need to bet $145 to profit $100 if the Bulldogs won the championship.
Of course, futures odds are a fluid market. They can change every day based on news, injuries, suspensions, transfers, etc. In college football there generally isn't too much movement in the futures market during the offseason, but once the season begins, look for huge changes week-to-week based on wins and losses.
All the odds seen above are in American format. Should you find decimal format or fractional format easier to read, simply convert the odds with our easy-to-use odds converter tool.
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ACC Football Championship Odds FAQs
Clemson won last year's ACC championship, 39-10 over North Carolina.
Clemson's current odds are the seventh choice at +15,000.
Clemson leads the all-time count with 21.