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Analyst Names The "Only" 14 Teams That Can Make The CFB Playoff

We're just 11 days from the start of college football. It's just a matter of time until our favorite college football programs are back on the field and dominating the TV on Saturdays.

Each and every year before the season, college football analysts pick their favorites to make the College Football Playoff. Alabama and Clemson are safe bets at this point, but there are a handful of other programs in contention.

According to one analyst, there are 14 teams that can make the playoff this year. That's right, just 14.

Chris Hummer of 247Sports named the teams that can vie for a title this year. Here's the full list.

  • Alabama
  • Auburn
  • Clemson
  • Florida State
  • Georgia
  • Miami
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi State
  • Notre Dame
  • Ohio State
  • Oklahoma
  • Penn State
  • Stanford
  • USC

You can see the whole breakdown on why these are the 14 teams here.

A few popular playoff picks didn't make the list, but sat just outside the 14. Michigan State, Washington, and Oregon were among the few not to make the list, but are right there in terms of competing for a national title.