Where Michigan football stands in Big Ten championship odds for 2024

Michigan football has the third-best odds of winning a fourth consecutive Big Ten championship in the 2024 season.
Ohio State v Michigan
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As much as Ohio State fans are hoping that Michigan football "gets the hammer dropped" on them by the NCAA, now that Jim Harbaugh is gone, that's a pipe dream.

Michigan football won't vacate a single win. There won't be another suspension related to "Signgate" and if there is any punishment, it will be minor and will have minimal impact on the program Sherrone Moore is now in charge of.

Ohio State fans are delusional. The hope of NCAA sanctions is all they have -- that and the idea that Michigan football is going to take a dramatic step back next season. Unfortunately, for Ohio State fans, that doesn't seem all that likely either.

Michigan football didn't lose a single expected starter in the 30-day transfer portal window opened by the departure of Jim Harbaugh.

There is still the spring window, but I don't see a slew of elite players jumping ship in the spring, not after they were consulted on the hire of Wink Martindale as DC who ran the scheme in Baltimore when Mike Macdonald and Jesse Minter were position coaches under him.

While Buckeye fans are convinced Michigan will fall off a cliff, the oddsmakers aren't convinced. In fact, according to FanDuel, Michigan football has the third-best odds of any Big Ten team to win the conference title in the 2024 season.

Big Ten football title odds for 2024

Ohio State is +155, while Oregon is +250 and Michigan is +460. Penn State is also viewed as a viable contender that is at +600. So there are four clear favorites. The odds are long on anyone else, although Nebraska might not be a bad bet. USC offers some decent value too.

However, a bet on Michigan wouldn't be bad, especially since the Wolverines get the Ducks at home next season, plus they avoid Penn State and play at Washington, but the Huskies will be a much different animal.


Some might say the same thing about the Wolverines, except that Michigan has tons of NFL talent on its defense alone. The offense will be better than expected and Michigan football is going to be able to smash, which is why those odds aren't a bad bet.