Ohio State Football Championships: History & Odds For 2024

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In this Jan. 12, 2015, file photo, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, left, and Ezekiel Elliott celebrate after they defeated Oregon 42-20 in the NCAA college football playoff championship game in Arlington, Texas. Elliott apologized for the critical comments he made about play calling after the Michigan State game and says it was the wrong time to make it known he would not be returning to school next season. Elliott posted a long apology on Twitter on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, saying, "My intentions were not to point fingers at anyone for OUR failures."
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Jul 08, 2024, 4:04 PM

Thanks to an elite run of head coaches and a region full of in-state talent, Ohio State is a consistent preseason favorite in the college football national championship odds market.

Unsurprisingly, Ohio State odds are once again a popular target this season, and with good reason. For more on that you can check out my in-depth examination of Ohio State championship odds.

If the Buckeyes can win the first 12-team playoff, they’ll add another trophy to their shiny room in Columbus. It would be their third college football national championship this century. 

Ohio State National Championships (Football)

Claimed Title SeasonEra
2014CFP (4-Team)
2002BCS
1970Poll
1968Poll
1961Poll
1957Poll
1954Poll
1942Poll

Ohio State Playoff History

  • 2022: Semifinals (lost to Georgia, 42-41)
  • 2020: National championship game (lost to Alabama, 52-24)
  • 2019: Semifinals (lost to Clemson, 29-23)
  • 2016: Semifinals (lost to Clemson, 31-0)
  • 2014: Won national championship (Defeated Oregon, 42-20)

Ohio State Football National Championship Odds (2024)

Ohio State football is currently +325 to win the 2024 national championship.

As of June 5, about 23.8% of BetMGM’s college football futures tickets in this market were on Ohio State. 

Ohio State Football Big Ten Odds (2024)

Ohio State football is currently +150 to win the 2024 Big Ten championship.

As of June 6, about 38.6% of BetMGM’s college football futures tickets in this market were on Ohio State. 

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.