There are the obvious picks heading into the 2018 College Football season:
They have been there before and some are picking them to make a return in 2018:
- Ohio State
- Michigan State
Been there before, but not likely yet, in 2018:
- Florida State - one site likes them at #5 according to Stassen Composite
- Oregon - #18 was as good as it gets heading into 2018 ....
So, who could be the new guys to make the College Football Playoff in 2018:
- Penn State
There are eleven programs trending, as being in the College Football Playoff conversation for 2018. One too many?
Is anyone missing from the discussion in 2018?
- 2014, Baylor just missed
- 2015, Iowa just missed
- 2016, Penn State just missed
- 2017, Ohio State just missed
- 2018, who will be next?
Often, it has been the Big Ten that just missed in the College Football Playoff. The SEC was the first conference to land two teams, and both teams played in last year's title game.