College Football Playoff Appearances, Notes

by BoCarter | Posted on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

All-Time College Football Playoff Rankings Appearances (Oct. 28, 2014-Dec. 2, 2018)

Standings – Best All-Time Rankings in Bold – 65 teams ranked all-time

  1. Alabama (31) 2014: 6-10/28; 5-11/4; 5-11/11; 1-11/18; 1-11/25; 1-12/2; 1-12/7       2015: 4-11/3; 2-11/10; 2-11/17; 2-11/24; 2-12/1; 2-12/6                    2016: 1-11/1; 1-11/8; 1-11/15; 1-11/22; 1-11/29; 1-12/4                    2017: 2-10/31; 2-11/7; 1-11/14; 1-11/21; 5-11/28; 4-12/3                    2018: 1-10/30; 1-11/6; 1-11/13; 1-11/20; 1-11/27; 1-12/
  2. Arizona (8) 2014: 12-10/28; 19-11/4; 14-11/11; 15-11/18; 11-11/25; 7-12/2; 10-12/7                    2017: 22-10/31Arizona State (7) 2014: 14-10/28; 9-11/4; 6-11/11; 13-11/18; 13-11/25; 17-12/2; 15-12/7Arkansas (1) 2016: 25-11/8Auburn (20) 2014: 3-10/28; 3-11/4; 9-11/11; 14-11/18; 15-11/25; 19-12/2; 19-12/7                    2016: 9-11/1; 9-11/8; 15-11/15; 13-11/22; 14-11/29; 14-12/4                    2017: 14-10/31; 10-11/7; 6-11/14; 6-11/21; 2-11/28; 7-12/3                    2018: 24-11/6Baylor (14) 2014: 13-10/28; 12-11/4; 7-11/11; 7-11/18; 7-11/25; 6-12/2; 5-12/7                    2015: 6-11/3; 6-11/10; 10-11/17; 7-11/24; 12-12/1; 17-12/6                    2016: 17-11/1Boise State (14) 2014: 23-11/25; 22-12/2; 20-12/7                    2016: 24-11/1; 22-11/8; 20-11/15; 19-11/22                    2017: 25-11/24; 23-11/21; 25-12/3                    2018: 25-11/13; 23-11/20; 22-11/27; 25-12/2Boston College (3) 2018: 22-10/30; 17-11/6; 20-11/13Cincinnati (1) 2018: 24-11/13Clemson (31) 2014: 21-10/28; 21-11/4; 19-11/11; 22-11/18; 12-11/25; 18-12/2; 17-12/7                    2015: 1-11/3; 1-11/10; 1-11/17; 1-11/24; 1-12/1; 1-12/6                    2016: 2-11/1; 2-11/8; 4-11/15; 4-11/22; 3-11/29; 2-12/4                    2017: 4-10/31; 4-11/7; 2-11/14; 3-11/21; 1-11/28; 1-12/3                    2018: 2-10/30; 2-11/6; 2-11/13; 2-11/20; 2-11/27; 2-12/2Colorado (6) 2016: 15-11/1; 12-11/8; 10-11/15; 9-11/22; 8-11/29; 10-12/4Duke (3) 2014: 24-10/28; 22-11/4; 21-11/11East Carolina (1) 2014: 23-10/28Florida (17) 2015: 10-11/3; 11-11/10; 8-11/17; 12-11/24; 18-12/1; 19-12/6                    2016: 11-11/1; 23-11/15; 15-11/22; 15-11/29; 17-12/4                    2018: 11-10/30; 15-11/6; 13-11/13; 11-11/20; 9-11/27; 10-12/2Florida State (19) 2014: 2-10/28; 2-11/4; 3-11/11; 3-11/18; 3-11/25; 4-12/2; 3-12/7                    2015: 16-11/3; 16-11/10; 14-11/17; 14-11/24; 9-12/1; 9-12/6                    2016: 22-11/1; 18-11/8; 17-11/15; 14-11/22; 12-11/29; 11-12/4Fresno State (5) 2017: 25-11/28                    2018: 23-10/30; 23-11/6; 25-11/27; 21-12/2Georgia (19) 2014: 11-10/28; 20-11/4; 15-11/11; 10-11/18; 9-11/25; 14-12/2; 13-12/7                    2017: 1-10/31; 1-11/7; 7-11/14; 7-11/21; 6-11/28; 3-12/3                    2018: 6-10/30; 5-11/6; 5-11/13; 5-11/20; 4-11/27; 5-12/2Georgia Tech (6) 2014: 24-11/4; 22-11/11; 18-11/18; 16-11/25; 11-12/2; 12-12/7Houston (8) 2015: 25-11/3; 24-11/10; 19-11/17; 19-11/24; 19-12/1; 18-12/6                    2016: 20-11/22; 24-11/29Iowa (8) 2015: 9-11/3; 6-11/10; 5-11/17; 4-11/24; 4-12/1; 5-12/6                    2017: 20-11/7                    2018: 16-10/30; 21-11/6Iowa State (8) 2017: 15-10/31; 21-11/7                    2018: 24-10/30; 22-11/6; 16-11/13; 25-11/20; 23-11/27; 24-12/2Kansas State (7) 2014: 9-10/28; 7-11/4; 13-11/11; 12-11/18; 12-11/25; 9-12/2; 11-12/7Kentucky (6) 2018: 9-10/30; 11-11/6; 17-11/13; 15-11/20; 15-11/27; 14-12/2Louisville (11) 2014: 25-10/28; 24-11/18; 22-11/25; 21-12/2; 21-12/7                    2016: 7-11/1; 6-11/8; 5-11/15; 11-11/22; 13-11/29; 13-12/4LSU (27) 2014: 19-10/28; 16-11/4; 17-11/11; 24-12/2; 23-12/7                    2015: 2-11/3; 9-11/10; 15-11/17; 21-12/1; 20-12/6                    2016: 13-11/1; 24-11/8; 16-11/15; 21-11/29; 20-12/4                    2017: 19-10/31; 24-11/7; 20-11/14; 18-11/21; 17-11/28; 17-12/3                    2018: 3-10/30; 7-11/6; 7-11/13; 7-11/20; 10-11/27; 11-12/2Marshall (1) 2014: 24-11/25Memphis (9) 2015: 13-11/3; 21-11/10; 21-11/17                    2017: 23-10/31; 22-11/7; 21-11/14; 20-11/21; 20-11/28; 20-12/3Miami (Fla.) (6) 2017: 10-10/31; 7-11/7; 3-11/14; 2-11/21; 7-11/28; 10-12/3Michigan (19) 2015: 17-11/3; 14-11/10; 12-11/17; 10-11/24; 14-12/1; 14-12/6                    2016: 3-11/1; 3-11/8; 3-11/15; 3-11/22; 5-11/29; 6-12/4                    2017: 24-11/24                    2018: 5-10/30; 4-11/6; 4-11/13; 4-11/20; 7-11/27; 7-12/2Michigan State (20) 2014: 8-10/28; 8-11/4; 12-11/11; 11-11/18; 10-11/25; 8-12/2; 8-12/7                    2015: 7-11/3; 13-11/10; 9-11/17; 5-11/24; 5-12/1; 3-12/6                    2017: 24-10/31; 12-11/7; 17-11/14; 16-11/21; 16-11/28; 16-12/3                    2018: 18-11/6Minnesota (4) 2014: 25-11/11; 25-11/18; 25-11/25; 25-12/7Mississippi State (22) 2014: 1-10/28; 1-11-4; 1-11/11; 4-11/18; 4-11/25; 10-12/2; 7-12/7                    2015: 20-11/3; 17-11/10; 21-11/24                    2017: 16-10/31; 16-11/7; 16-11/14; 14-11/21; 23-11/28; 23-12/3                    2018: 18-10/30; 16-11/6; 21-11/13; 18-11/20; 18-11/27; 18-12/2Missouri (6) 2014: 20-11/18; 17-11/25; 16-12/2; 16-12/7                    2018: 24-11/27; 23-12/2Navy (8) 2015: 20-11/10; 16-11/17; 15-11/24; 23-12/1; 21-12/6                    2016: 25-11/22; 19-11/29; 25-12/4NC State (7) 2017: 20-10/31; 23-11/7; 19-11/14; 24-11/28; 24-12/3                    2018: 21-10/30; 14-11/6Nebraska (8) 2014: 15-2014; 13-11/4; 16-11/11; 23-11/18                    2016: 10-11/1; 19-11/8; 18-11/15; 16-11/22North Carolina (7) 2015: 24-11/10; 17-11/17; 14-11/24; 10-12/1; 10-12/6                    2016: 21-11/1; 17-11/8Northwestern (15) 2015: 21-11/3; 18-11/10; 20-11/17; 16-11/24; 14-12/1; 13-12/6                    2017: 25-11/7; 23-11/14; 22-11/21; 21-11/28; 21-12/3                    2018: 22-11/13; 19-11/20; 21-11/27; 22-12/2Notre Dame (21) 2014: 10-10/28; 10-11/4; 18-11/11                    2015: 5-11/3; 4-11/10; 4-11/17; 6-11/24; 8-12/1; 8-12/6                    2017: 3-10/31; 3-11/7; 8-11/14; 8-11/21; 15-11/28; 14-12/3                    2018: 4-10/30; 3-11/6; 3-11/13; 3-11/20; 3-11/27; 3-12/2Ohio State (31) 2014: 16-10/28; 14-11/4; 8-11/11; 6-11/18; 6-11/25; 5-12/2; 4-12/7                    2015: 3-11/3; 3-11/10; 3-11/17; 8-11/24; 6-12/1; 7-12/6                    2016: 6-11/1; 5-11/8; 2-11/15; 2-11/22; 2-11/29; 3-12/4                    2017: 6-10/31; 13-11/7; 9-11/14; 9-11/21; 8-11/28; 5-12/3                    2018: 10-10/30; 10-11/6; 10-11/13; 10-11/20; 6-11/27; 6-12/2Oklahoma (29) 2014: 18-10/28; 15-11/4; 21-11/18; 20-11/25; 20-12/2                    2015: 15-11/3; 12-11/10; 7-11/17; 3-11/24; 3-12/1; 4-12/6                    2016: 14-11/1; 11-11/8; 9-11/15; 8-11/22; 9-11/29; 7-12/4                    2017: 5-10/31; 5-11/7; 4-11/14; 4-11/21; 3-11/28; 2-12-3                    2018: 7-10/30’ 6-11/6; 6-11/13; 6-11/20; 5-11/27; 4-12/2Oklahoma State (18) 2015: 14-11/3; 8-11/10; 6-11/17; 11-11/24; 17-12/1; 16-12/6                    2016: 18-11/1; 13-11/8; 11-11/15; 10-11/22; 10-11/29; 12-12/4                    2017: 11-10/31; 15-11/7; 12-11/14; 19-11/21; 19-11/28; 19-12/3Ole Miss (12) 2014: 4-10/28; 11-11/4; 10-11/11; 8-11/18; 19-11/25; 12-12/2; 9-12/7                    2015: 18-11/3; 22-11/17; 18-11/24; 13-12/1; 12-12/6Oregon (11) 2014: 5-10/28; 4-11/4; 2-11/11; 2-11/18; 2-11/25; 2-12/2; 2-12/7                    2015: 23-11/17; 17-11/24; 16-12/1; 15-12/6Penn State (18) 2016: 12-11/1; 10-11/8; 8-11/15; 7-11/22; 7-11/29; 5-12/4                    2017: 7-10/31; 14-11/7; 10-11/14; 10-11/21; 9-11/28; 9-12/3                    2018: 14-10/30; 20-11/6; 14-11/13; 12-11/20; 12-11/27; 12-12/2Pittsburgh (3) 2016: 25-11/29; 23-12/4                    2018: 24-11/20South Carolina (1) 2017: 24-11/21Southern California (17) 2014: 19-11/18; 25-12/3; 24-12/7                    2015: 24-11/17; 20-12/1; 25-12/6                    2016: 20-11/8; 13-11/15; 12-11/22; 11-11/29; 9-12/4                    2017: 17-10/31; 11-11/7; 14-11/14; 11-11/21; 10-11/28; 8-12/3Stanford (15) 2015: 11-11/3; 7-11/10; 11-11/17; 9-11/24; 7-12/1; 6-12/6                    2016: 24-11/18; 24-11/22; 18-11/29; 18-12/4                    2017: 21-10/31; 22-11/14; 21-11/21; 12-11/28; 13-12/3Syracuse (6) 2018: 19-10/30; 13-11/6; 12-11/13; 20-11/20; 20-11/27; 20-12/2TCU (19) 2014: 7-10/28; 6-11/4; 4-11/11; 5-11/18; 5-11/25; 3-12/2; 6-12/7                    2015: 8-11/3; 15-11/10; 18-11/17; 19-11/24; 11-12/1; 11-12/6                    2017: 8-10/31; 6-11/7; 12-11/14; 12-11/21; 11-11/28; 15-12/3Temple (6) 2015: 22-11/3; 22-11/10; 25-11/24’ 22-12/1; 24-12/6                    2016: 24-12/4Tennessee (6) 2015: 25-12/1; 23-12/6                    2016: 19-11/15; 17-11/22; 22-11/29; 21-12/4Texas (6) 2018: 17-10/30; 19-11/6; 15-11/13; 14-11/20; 14-11/27; 15-12/2Texas A&M (9) 2014: 24-11/11                    2015: 19-11/3                    2016: 4-11/1; 8-11/8; 25-11/15                    2018: 20-10/30; 22-11/20; 19-11/27; 19-12/2Toledo (2) 2015: 24-11/3; 24-11/24UCF (12) 2017: 18-10/31; 18-11/7; 15-11/14; 15-11/21; 14-11/28; 12-12/3                    2018: 12-10/30; 12-11/6; 11-11/13; 9-11/20; 8-11/27; 8-12/2UCLA (10) 2014: 22-10/28; 18-11/4; 11-11/11; 9-11/18; 8-11/25; 15-12/2; 14-12/7                    2015: 23-11/3; 19-11/10; 22-11/24Utah (24) 2014: 17-10/28; 17-11/4; 23-11/11; 17-11/18; 25-11/25; 23-12/2; 22-12/7                    2015: 12-11/3; 10-11/10; 13-11/17; 23-11/24; 24-12/1; 22-12/6                    2016: 16-11/1; 15-11/8; 12-11/15; 22-11/22; 20-11/29; 19-12/4                    2018: 15-10/30; 19-11/13; 17-11/20; 17-11/27; 17-12/2Utah State (2) 2018: 23-11/13; 21-11/20Virginia (1) 2018: 25-10/30Virginia Tech (9) 2016: 19-11/1; 14-11/8; 23-11/29; 22-12/4                    2017: 13-10/31; 17-11/7; 25-11/21; 22-11/28; 22-12/3Washington (17) 2016: 5-11/1; 4-11/8; 6-11/15; 5-11/22; 4-11/29; 4-12/4                    2017: 12-10/31; 9-11/7; 18-11/14; 17-11/21; 13-11/28; 11-12/3                    2018: 25-11/6; 18-11/13; 16-11/20; 11-11/27; 9-12/2Washington State (17) 2015: 20-11/14                    2016: 25-11/1; 23-11/8; 22-11/15; 23-11/22                    2017: 25-10/31; 19-11/7; 14-11/14; 13-11/21; 18-11/28; 18-12/3                    2018: 8-10/30; 8-11/6; 8-11/13; 8-11/20; 13-11/27; 13-12/2Western Michigan (6) 2016: 23-11/1; 21-11/8; 21-11/15; 21-11/22; 17-11/29; 15-12/4West Virginia (15) 2014: 20-10/28; 23-11/4                    2016: 20-11/1; 16-11/8; 14-11/15; 18-11/22; 16-11/29; 16-12/4                    2018: 13-10/30; 9-11/6; 9-11/13; 12-11/20; 16-11/27; 16-12/2Wisconsin (20) 2014: 25-11/4; 20-11/11; 16-11/18; 14-11/25; 13-12/2; 18-12/7                    2015: 25-11/10; 25-11/17                    2016: 8-11/1; 7-11/8; 7-11/15; 6-11/22; 6-11/29; 8-12/4                    2017: 9-10/31; 8-11/7; 5-11/14; 5-11/21; 4-11/28; 6-12/3 All-Time Teams and Dates at No. 1 (Through Dec. 2, 2018)(Four Teams 31 Times)Alabama (18): 2014 – Nov. 18-25, Dec. 2-7                    2016 – Nov. 1-29, Dec. 4                    2017 – Nov. 14-21                    2018 – Oct. 30-Dec. 2Clemson (8): 2015 – Nov. 3-24; Dec. 1-6                    2017 – Nov. 28-Dec. 3Mississippi State (3): 2014 – Oct. 28; Nov. 4-11Georgia (2): 2017 – Oct. 31-Nov. 7 Consecutive Weeks in CFP and BCS Rankings (Through Dec. 2, 2018):Alabama 79 (2008-18)All-Time BCS and CFP Standings Streaks – Alabama 79 (2008-18, 48 BCS, 31 CFP); Southern California 65 (2002-2009, all BCS); Texas 56 (2003-2010, all BCS); Ohio State 50 (2004-2010, all BCS), Georgia 48 (2002-08, all BCS).2014-18 CFP Seasons – Total of 65 teams from nine FBS conferences: AAC – 6; ACC – 13; Big Ten – 9; Big 12 – 8; C-USA – 1; Indep. – 1; MAC – 2; MWC – 2; Pac-12 – 10; SEC – 13. CFP Times Ranked by Conference (Through Dec. 2, 2018 – 31 Total Rankings)(There Have Been 34 Different Teams Ranked in 2018)25 Boise State 10-3AAC – 44ACC – 112Big Ten – 143Big 12 – 115C-USA – 1Independent – 21MAC – 8MWC – 21Pac-12 – 132SEC – 177Sun Belt – 0 Quick Notes:–       Three different conference teams have captured the CFP in its first four seasons – Ohio State (Big Ten) in 2014, Alabama (Southeastern) in 2015, 17 and Clemson (Atlantic Coast) in ’16. Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma, and Georgia are the four semifinalists in 2017, and Alabama and Clemson will meet for the third consecutive year in the CFP – this time in the semifinals and playing for the overall title after both the 2015 and ’16 seasons.-       Alabama now holds the BCS/CFP record for consecutive weeks in either standings with 79 appearances from 2008-18. USC previously appeared in 65 consecutive BCS standings from 2002-09 for the previous mark. Next on the listings in either rankings are Texas with 56 from 2003-10 and Ohio State with 50 from 2004-10.-       Clemson and Alabama occupied a combined nine appearances among the first four years (16 teams selected) in the CFP semifinals. With 2018 added, they have 11 of the 20 teams selected for the CFP.-       Alabama (18 times), Clemson (eight), Mississippi State (three), and Georgia (two) are the only schools to hold down the No. 1 position in four seasons of CFP standings.-       Conference school representation among the 65 schools in the first 30 CFP standings has been AAC – 6, ACC – 13, Big Ten – 8, Big 12 – 7, C-USA – 1, Independent – 3, MAC – 3, MWC – 2, Pac-12 – 10, SEC – 12, and Sun Belt – 0.-       There have been three schools appearing in each of the first 31 2014-17 CFP standings. They are Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State. No school appeared in all 125 BCS standings from 1998-2013. Texas had the most Top 15/25 showings with 104 over 16 seasons in the BCS rankings.-       In the BCS era (1998-2013), there were 30 undefeated teams in the final BCS Standings. From 2014-18 in the last CFP Top 25s, there were 10 additional teams. Alabama, Notre Dame and UCF entered their conference championship games or completed their regular seasons (Notre Dame) in 2018 as unbeaten teams prior to the CFP standings Sunday, Dec. 2. Only UCF emerged at 12-0 and the lone undefeated team prior to bowl selections among the FBS in ’17, and the Knights carry a 25-game winning streak into the post-2018 bowl campaign.                    1998: Tennessee, Tulane                    1999: Florida State, Virginia Tech                    2000: Oklahoma                    2001: Miami (Fla.)                    2002: Miami (Fla.), Ohio State                    2003: None                    2004: Auburn, Oklahoma, Southern California, Utah                    2005: Southern California, Texas                    2006: Boise State, Ohio State                    2007: Hawai’i                    2008: Boise State, Utah                    2009: Alabama, Boise State, Cincinnati, TCU, Texas (record five teams)                    2010: Auburn, Oregon, TCU                    2011: LSU                    2012: Notre Dame (Note: 12-0 Ohio State was ineligible for standings)                    2013: Florida State                    College Football Playoff Era:                    2014: Florida State, Oregon                    2015: Clemson, Iowa                    2016: Alabama, Western Michigan                    2017: UCF                    2018: Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame-       Tennessee (’98 season), Florida State (99), Oklahoma (00), Miami (Fla.) (01), Southern California (04 – later vacated), Texas (05), Alabama (09), Auburn (10), and Florida State (13) each were undefeated BCS titlists. All four 2017 semifinalists had at least one loss, and three of the 2018 semifinalists entered the postseason unbeaten.
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