Over the last eight seasons of the College Football Playoff, a total of 13 different schools have reached the semifinals. No school has seen more than Alabama (seven times), and no conference has qualified more than the SEC (10 times).
(Insert yawn here.)
While Alabama, Clemson (six), Ohio State (four) and Oklahoma (four) dominate the four-team field, it’s often forgotten that Michigan State, Oregon, Washington and Florida State have reached the sport’s biggest level.
And of course, undefeated Cincinnati gave hope to everyone everywhere last season. Here are the four teams that could follow the Bearcats and crack the top four, in order of who has the best odds.
Preseason FPI: Number 12