Tuesday October 3, 2023

The College Football Playoff Era’s Winningest Programs

  • Three of the four schools to reach 100 wins since the CFP debuted in 2014 are in the SEC.
  • Group of Five teams to make the top ten include Boise State and Appalachian State.
Three of the four schools to reach 100 wins since the CFP debuted in 2014 are in the SEC.
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The 2023 season will be the last with four teams in the College Football Playoff as the postseason tournament prepares to expand to 12 teams in 2024.

This season will also be the last of the Pac-12 as we know it, as USC, UCLA, Washington, and Oregon will leave for the Big 12 in 2024. Stanford and Cal appear headed for the ACC as realignment could spell the end of the Pacific Coast conference.  

Alabama has the most championships (three) since the inception of the College Football Playoff in 2014. In 2021, Cincinnati became the first Group of Five school to make the CFP as Power Five programs otherwise dominate the tournament. SEC teams lead the pact with 17 combined playoff wins and six championships across Alabama, Georgia, and LSU.

According to the Knight Commission, conference payouts for the College Football Playoff are projected to reach $2 billion annually by 2027. Here are the ten winningest FBS programs in the CFP era (since 2014).

Rank.TeamRegular SeasonCFP Wins
3.       Ohio State104                             3
4.       Georgia                     101                           5
5.       Oklahoma                 92                             0
T-6.    Boise State                860
T-6.    Appalachian State     860
7.       Notre Dame                                      850
8.       Wisconsin                                         830
T-9.   LSU                            80                            2
T-9.   Michigan                   80                            0

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