There have been seven College Football Playoffs. Alabama and Clemson have played in six of them. Ohio State and Oklahoma have each played in four. And of the 28 possible berths, only 11 different schools have gotten one ... and only five have been there more than once. Needless to say that we tend to see the same schools over and over again playing for the national championship.
Still, there are schools that could disrupt the status quo. Some new blood. Those schools aren't the only ones that could dramatically impact the 2021 College Football Playoff. Just because a team isn't ranked in the top four or five right now doesn't mean it can't surge into a title contender. It also doesn't mean that not being a title contender keeps a team from making an impact on the Playoff race.
These aren't just teams that could crash the playoff party. These are teams that could pull off that upset that keeps a title contender out of one of those four coveted spots. We've seen a few upsets during the season that has ended another school's Playoff hopes.
So here are 15 schools that could throw a wrench in the 2021 College Football Playoff.