Championship contenders, big games on TV & where to watch
In January, the state of Georgia was drowned in euphoria after the Bulldogs beat Alabama to become national champions for the first time in 41 years. With the 2022-23 season almost upon us, it’s time to look at the top contenders for this season. It’s also a great time to check for sporting events near me so you don’t miss any of the action.
Who are the top teams?
10. Texas Longhorns
9. Michigan Wolverines
8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
7. Oklahoma Sooners
6. USC Trojans
5. Texas A&M Aggies
4. Clemson Tigers
3. Ohio State Buckeyes
2. Georgia Bulldogs
1. Alabama Crimson Tide
These teams are the cream of the crop:
Clemson Tigers (Odds: +900)
The Tigers need more out of their quarterback DJ Uiagalelei who passed for 9 touchdowns and threw 10 picks last season.
The team is solid and resilient, losing three games last year but bouncing back to win five straight to end the season.
Ohio State Buckeyes (Odds: +500)
‘Bad defense, outstanding offense’ was their story last fall.
The arrival of Heisman finalist C.J. Stroud makes their offense seem impossible to deal with. Ryan Day has brought in Jim Knowles from Oklahoma to patch things up defensively.
Georgia Bulldogs (Odds: +350)
The defending champs have managed to hold onto last season’s hero Stetson Bennett. The addition of Brock Bowers gives the team one of the best top receivers in the nation.
Their performance last season must give them an edge in what could be a tough opener against Dan Lanning’s Oregon.
Alabama Crimson Tide (Odds: +200)
Despite losing out to the Bulldogs, Alabama is still touted to win it all this season. They’ll have a wealth of talent leaving for the NFL but Nick Saban always finds capable replacements.
The likes of Bryce Young and Will Andersen make the Tide ‘the team to beat.’
Another contender team is Penn State Football which has been booked as a favorite in every game.
Big games on TV:
- Orange Bowl: 7:30 or 8 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 30, 2022
- Sugar Bowl: 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022
- Fiesta Bowl (CFP semifinals): 4 or 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022
- Peach Bowl (CFP semifinals): 4 or 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022
- Cotton Bowl: 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2023
- Rose Bowl: 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2023
- CFP National Championship Game: Monday, Jan. 9, 2023 (in Los Angeles, California)
Watch streaming games on fuboTV
FuboTV gives you access to all the major conferences as well as most of the lower-profile matchups, and it serves as one of the best ways to watch live streaming sports.
ESPN broadcasts all the College Football Playoff games, which include the semifinals and the championship.
You can use your fuboTV subscription for access to the Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, Peach Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl games as well as the National Championship.