Who will be next year's Washington? #DearAndy

Despite plenty of preseason hype, Washington still exceeded expectations by reaching the College Football Playoff. Which team can do that in 2017?
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Who will be next year’s Washington? Who will be the team that exceeds expectations even though it’s generally seen as on the rise?

Conspiracy theory time: Did the College Football Playoff selection committee alter the rankings to set up a rematch between either Alabama and Clemson (last year’s championship game) or Alabama and Ohio State (2015 Sugar Bowl)? What could the committee have done to maximize ratings?

Which teams will have a rebound season in 2017? Who’s ready to bounce back to winning form after a lackluster 2016 campaign?