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Odds to win 2021 FCS College Football National Championship

The Bison of North Dakota State top the rankings, but are not a favorite to the field.

North Dakota State Bison tight end Noah Gindorff and North Dakota State Bison linebacker Jaxon Brown celebrate with the trophy after the game against the James Madison Dukes at Toyota Stadium. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2021 Spring FCS season kicking off Friday night, let’s take a look at the odds for the national championship winner in what will be an unusual season. DraftKings Sportsbook released the odds Thursday afternoon.

Winner of eight of the last nine national titles, North Dakota State actually has shorter odds than they did before winning the 2019 championship, where they were +250 and behind the +200 of James Madison. The loss of Trey Lance to the NFL Draft is a factor here, as the Bison will look to run it back with Iowa State transfer Zeb Noland under center.

The Weber State Wildcats are next at +300, and the Big Sky Conference should be theirs with perennial powers Montana, Montana State, and Sacramento State choosing not to compete this season. WSU will start and end the season with Idaho State, playing Cal Poly, UC Davis, Northern Arizona, and Southern Utah in the middle.

Northern Iowa is No. 3 in both the rankings and on the odds board, checking in at +450. The Panthers head coach Mark Farley enters his 20th season as the winningest head coach in Missouri Valley Football Conference history at 159 wins, with NIU coming off their first quarterfinal appearance since 2015.

Here are the odds to win the Spring 2021 Football Championship Subdivision National Championship from DraftKings Sportsbook:

Spring 2021 FCS National Championship

Team Odds
Team Odds
North Dakota State +125
Weber State +300
Northern Iowa +450
James Madison +600
South Dakota State +600
Kennesaw State +1000
Villanova +1400
Eastern Washington +1600
Illinois State +1600
Sam Houston State +2000
Nicholls State +2500
Southern Illinois +2800
Furman +3300
Jacksonville State +3300
North Carolina A&T +3300
Austin Peay +4000
New Hampshire +4000
Southeastern Louisiana +4000
Wofford +4000
Delaware +4000
Albany +5000
San Diego +5000
Chattanooga +6600
South Carolina State +6600
Southeast Missouri State +6600
Idaho +6600
Elon +8000
Richmond +8000
UC Davis +8000
Alcorn State +10000
Samford +10000
Northern Arizona +15000
VMI +15000

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