Notre Dame football gets updated odds for winning it all

  • Notre Dame football is considered a title contender in 2024.
  • The question is just how likely does Las Vegas actually think that is?
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The Notre Dame football team is expected to be real contenders in the 2024 season. The question now is whether or not the expanded playoffs have opened the door to a real run, or if they will just spend the regular season as “contenders” and then never really stake their claim.

247Sports recently put together a list of odds for some of the top contenders in the sport. While Notre Dame football doesn’t have the best numbers in that regard, they certainly don’t have the worst. It’s a safe bet as to weather or not Riley Leonard is going to be an option all season is part of the reason the forecast is still cloudy.

Marcus Freeman likes his chances ahead of Year 3 at Notre Dame with an opportunity to make the playoff annually as an at-large given the Fighting Irish's recruiting strengths as an independent,” Brad Crawford wrote. “That said, Notre Dame is holding its breath that spring recovery following surgery for Duke transfer quarterback Riley Leonard goes well and he'll be a full go for fall camp. The situation's dire at the position in terms of depth if he's not. Notre Dame opens at Texas A&M against former coach Mike Elko and takes on FSU along with USC in November.”

Notre Dame football gets good odds for National Championship

All of that is why the Fighting Irish are sitting at +2500 as far as wining it all. 

That’s a ways off from the Georgia Bulldogs (+275) Ohio State Buckeyes (+475), Texas Longhorns (+650), and Oregon Ducks (+900). Notre Dame is essentially in the middle of the pack of the contenders.

The Alabama Crimson Tide (+1300) Ole Miss Rebels (+1500), and LSU Tigers (+2000) are just a hair better, according to Vegas. 

Notre Dame football has been given the same odds, exactly as Florida State and Penn State. And that’s not a bad sign at all.