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Ranking 10 teams ready to crash the College Football Playoff

College football has always been a top-heavy sport, where only a few elite programs have a real shot at playing for the national championship.

Prior to last season, 20 of the 28 total playoff spots were taken by schools named Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame.

And until the College Football Playoff decides to expand, we'll still only see four teams in the format. Which is to say: until at least the 2026 season.

But last fall, we saw two first-timers make the final four: Cincinnati, the first Group of 5 team to make it, and traditional Big Ten powerhouse Michigan.

Talent is the name of the game, and if you have it, you can make the playoff, even if you never have until now. Who can make a run this season?

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Wisconsin is a perennial Big Ten West contender, but is still looking for its first College Football Playoff berth.
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