Is this the year a non-Power 5 team breaks into the College Football Playoff?
In the first three seasons of the College Football Playoff, every Power 5 conference has been represented at least once.
A non-Power 5 team has never cracked the field, but there are always a handful of teams every year that have a shot at doing so.
ESPN college football analyst thinks USF could be that team this year.
When asked which school outside the Power 5 has the best chance of sneaking in, he named the Bulls.
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) July 16, 2017
USF has to adapt to a new head coach in Charlie Strong, but as Herbstreit said, the talent level in Tampa is high.
We had the Bulls ranked 24th in our summer top 25.